The Immigration Solicitors at Wilford Smith are experts when it comes to providing legal support and guidance to workers seeking to enter the UK to take up employment under a Tier 2 (General) Visa. Our solicitors can provide valuable advice when it comes to demonstrating your suitability for such a visa and to help negotiate UK Visas & Immigration's (UKVI) complex system of regulations and policies. Contact us today to find out how we can help you with your application.
The Tier 2 (General) Visa allows foreign workers who have received the offer of a job in the UK to take a position that cannot otherwise be filled by someone already in the country. This type of visa can often lead to an individual being granted indefinite leave to remain in the UK, and as such provisions are in place that allow spouses, partners and dependent children to move alongside the visa applicant.
To be eligible to apply for the Tier 2 (General) Visa, you must first have an offer of employment from a UK employer. Your prospective employer must hold a sponsorship licence issued by UKVI and have issued you with a valid certificate of sponsorship for your job. You will also need to be able to score 70 points as part of the UK's points-based immigration system.
When it comes to applying for your Tier 2 (General) Visa you will need to be able to demonstrate that:
In addition to these requirements, you must be able to show that you can travel, and evidence your travel history from the past five years. You will also need to provide a criminal record certificate from any country you have lived in for 12 months or more over the past 10 years if your job involves working with vulnerable people, and applicants from certain listed countries will have to show tuberculosis test results.
Whatever sector you intend to work in, our immigration teams at Wilford Smith can work with you from the earliest stage of your application to make sure that you and your family satisfy all of UKVI's requirements so that your application is processed as quickly as possible. We will assist you in obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship as well as helping you to negotiate the UK's points-based application system. With a comprehensive knowledge of the legal requirements associated with working in the UK under a Tier 2 (General) Visa, we can offer much-needed advice on supplying documents to evidence your compliance with these requirements. Once your application has been submitted, our lawyers will oversee any ongoing correspondence with immigration authorities and keep you up-to-date with any developments.
Wilford Smith's experienced Immigration Solicitors are based in Sheffield and advise clients throughout England and Wales. Find out more information on our fees here. Whatever your circumstances, you can be sure that we will provide you with the best possible legal advice in a clear, straight-forward, jargon-free manner. Contact us today on 0808 164 1349 to find out how we can help.
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