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Tier 2 General

The Tier 2 General (work permit) visa category requires the applicant to have a job offer and a Certificate of Sponsorship (“COS”) issued by a UK based licenced sponsor. The application process will vary for in and out of country applications and whether a restricted or an unrestricted COS is needed as part of the sponsorship.

Tier 2 Work Permit Requirement

Under the Tier 2 General category candidates will be assessed against the following criteria:


  • Prospective UK earnings – points will be awarded according to the amount the prospective candidate will be paid by the sponsoring employer.
  • Level of the job on offer – all positions under the Tier 2 scheme must be at a graduate level. Roles at PhD level as well as those on the Shortage Occupation List will be awarded higher points than those relying on the Resident Labour Market Test.
  • English language requirement – Applicants may be required to pass a test assessing their English skills, depending on their country of origin or a qualification held.
  • Maintenance requirement


The initial leave to enter/remain under the Tier 2 visa category can be granted for up to 5 years with the option of further extension up to a total of 6 years.

Tier 2 Extension of Stay

Migrants wishing to extend their visa in the UK with the same sponsor must meet the requirements similar to those for the initial entry such as:


  • the migrant has been assigned COS for the same role; and
  • the job continues to be at the appropriate skill level; and
  • the migrant’s salary is at the appropriate level.

Change of Employment

If the migrant if changing jobs whilst continuing to work with the same sponsor and the new position is in a different SOC code it will be necessary to submit an application and satisfy the RMLT requirement unless the job falls under the exempt category.


In order for the migrant to change employers, he/she will have to make a new application under the Tier 2 General category and gain the approval of the UKVI before commencing employment with the new sponsor.

Settlement in the UK

Leave to enter/remain as a Tier 2 holder may lead to settlement upon completion of 5 years in the UK subject to meeting the relevant requirements. Tier 2 migrants are allowed absences of no more than 180 days per year over the 5 years period, including business trips and holidays.

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The visa applications process can be a minefield for anyone not completely up to date with current legislation. At Migra & Co, it’s our business to know and be fully aware of constantly changing rules in order to achieve favourable results for our clients.

Our London-based team of dedicated consultants have successfully helped applicants in the UK and abroad to obtain their visas by offering professional competent representation and advice in all fields of global immigration. By taking a dynamic approach to each and every case and using our extensive knowledge of the law to an applicant’s full benefit, we consistently deliver good news to our clients regarding their visa applications. We place an extremely high value on all our clients, and work hard to maintain a courteous and high quality service at all times. Our expertise and our enviable knowledge of the immigration policies are a unique strenght and valuable resource.


Regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC), Migra & Co operates within a strict set of rules and guidelines designed to ensure that all applicants are treated professionally, courteously and ethically at all times. To learn more about our services and how we can make your immigration process an easier experience, contact us today on +44 20 3384 3075 or email [email protected].

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