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The Tier 2 (General) Visa enables British businesses to employ the most talented and skilled employees from around the world. This visa is open to workers from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who have been offered a skilled job from a UK employer.

At Paul John & Co, our Tier 2 Visa lawyers work with skilled employees from across the global marketplace who intend to work in the UK under a Tier 2 Visa. We provide straightforward and practical advice for your application to ensure your skills and suitability for the role are clearly demonstrated. Please get in touch today for expert advice and support with your Tier 2 application. Our solicitors are experienced and able to advise on all aspects of immigration and several other areas of law including conveyancing and family law

Can I apply for the Tier 2 (General) Visa?

You can apply for the Tier 2 Visa if you satisfy all the eligibility criteria, which includes:

  • You are from outside the EEA and Switzerland
  • You have been offered a skilled job from a UK employer
  • Your prospective employer has provided you with a valid certificate of sponsorship
  • Your prospective employer will pay you an appropriate salary
  • You have a good knowledge of the English language
  • You have an adequate amount of money to support yourself and any dependants when you come to the UK

What is the certificate of sponsorship and how do I get one?

If your prospective employer is licensed to sponsor workers for Tier 2 Visas, they will be able to issue you with a certificate of sponsorship, which proves you have the required skills to perform in the role offered to you. The certificate is an electronic file that holds important information about you and your role. You will be provided with the reference number of your certificate by the employer, which you must include in your application.

What rules apply to the Tier 2 Visa?

Under the Tier 2 (General) Visa, you will be entitled to stay in the UK for up to five years and 14 days or for the period of time detailed in your certificate of sponsorship plus one month – whichever is shorter. You will be able to bring family members with you to the UK, including your spouse or partner and your children under 18. You are also permitted to undertake voluntary work, study (as long as it does not have an impact on your job) and travel abroad and return to the UK.

Why do I need a lawyer to help with my Tier 2 Visa application?

Immigration law in the UK is a complex body of rules and regulations. When applying for entrance to the UK, it is, therefore, highly recommended that you are supported by a specialist UK immigration lawyer. This is particularly important when applying for a Tier 2 Visa, which has extensive eligibility criteria and a long and varied list of documentary evidence that must be provided in support of your application.

Our Tier 2 Work Visa lawyers can support you throughout your application, including obtaining your certificate of sponsorship, ensuring you have all the required documentation and helping your family members with their visa applications. We listen carefully to your requirements and respond with tailored and practical advice so that you get the outcome you need as quickly as possible.

Contact our Tier 2 Visa Solicitors East London, UK

We provide a full immigration law service, including advising on, preparing and submitting your visa application. Find out more information on our fees here. Our immigration solicitors also offer expert guidance and representation for immigration appeals and judicial review cases if your application has been refused. For UK immigration law advice at a competitive rate, contact our friendly and proficient team today. Call us on 020 8215 1205 or use our online contact form and we will be in touch very soon. We also have an out-of-office number in case of emergencies – call 07984 013 143

What our clients say

The staff were very accommodating and helpful especially Malini. Staff kept me informed about the status, progress and any updates of my application. I would definitely reccomend Paul John & Co solisitors. - Ma Isabelita Oandasan
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We have extensive experience in successfully helping businesses and individuals apply for a wide range of UK visas. When you work with us, you will receive clear, practical and reliable advice to help you achieve your immigration goals.