As of November 2008, the Tier 2 work visa has replaced the former work permit. Our team are specialists at assisting our clients through the Tier 2 work visa application process and advising on their compliance duties.

Any migrants wishing to work in the UK must have a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) assigned to them from a Home Office approved licensed sponsor before applying for their Tier 2 work visa application.

The Tier 2 work visa is one of the visa categories under the Points Based System (PBS). It is important to note that Tier 2 migrants can only work for a UK based employer who holds a valid Tier 2 Sponsor Licence as well as meeting all of the other UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requirements.

You may also be able to bring your dependants with you via this route or if they are already in the UK under an existing scheme, they may be able to apply to switch to a visa as your dependent.

Our specialist immigration team regularly help migrants consider the eligibility requirements for the Tier 2 work visa route and we regularly assist clients to prepare and submit successful Tier 2 work visa applications.

Our solicitors can also consider with you whether you will need to apply for Entry Clearance or whether you can apply within the UK.

Tier 2 Work Visa Categories

The Tier 2 Work Visa route has the following 4 categories:

  • General
  • Intra-Company Transfer (ICT)
  • Minister of Religion
  • Sportsperson

To apply for any of the above visas, you must have a job offer and a CoS from an organisation that is a licenced Home Office sponsor in the UK. As this is a points-based application, you must score a minimum of 70 points (or 60 points if applying for an ICT visa).

In addition to having a CoS, you must also be able to meet maintenance and English language requirements.

Our immigration solicitors regularly work with clients and meet with organisations which do not have a business Sponsor Licence to explore their options of hiring non-EU migrants within their business.

Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS)

The Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) applies to temporary, non-EEA migrants who are coming to the UK for more than 6 months, such as Tier 2 Work Visa applicants.

Payment for IHS is collected by the Home Office and goes directly to the National Health Service.

Our expert solicitors will consider whether you will need to pay the IHS and advise you accordingly. For more information on all your options please contact our friendly team today.

How we can Help

Our immigration solicitors have many years of experience in preparing visa applications for Tier 2 Work Visa applicants either from outside the UK or within.

Our team of experts can offer the following service:

  • Consultation to consider and advise on the eligibility criteria of such an application.
  • Provide the applicant with a bespoke supporting documents list which will assist them in collating documents required for the application.
  • Prepare the relevant application form and detailed legal representations to accompany the application form.

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Our Expertise

Our specialist Tier 2 Work Visa solicitors will be by your side throughout all stages of your visa application. They will discuss your circumstances and present you with options on how to proceed.

Legal advice should always be sought before an application is submitted, the case must be argued well and in detail to show evidence that you meet the requirements.

Why Choose Us?

Our solicitors have many years of experience in dealing with all types of visa matters. They will expertly guide you in all aspects of your immigration and are ideally positioned to explain any complexities and can represent your position robustly in order to achieve your desired outcome. We have helped many individuals across the country through the sensitive and complex process of visa applications.

How to Get in Contact

Please call us on 01234 350 244 or email us at info@dvsolicitors.com for further information and advice about our family visa application services. We will happily provide you with a free initial discussion about your individual circumstances.
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