Tier 2 UK Visas – Work Permits

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

Tier 2 UK Visas (Work Permits)

Tier 2 UK Visas is the successor for the old UK “work permits visa” arrangement. To apply under Tier 2 of the points-based system (PBS) you must:

  • have a job offer from a licensed sponsor (employer) and a valid certificate of sponsorship (CoS); and
  • pass a points-based assessment. If you are a Turkish citizen and you are already in the UK with a visa that gives you the right to work, you may have certain rights under the European Community Association Agreement with Turkey.

Tier 2 General Work Permits
Tier 2 UK General Visa

This category is for foreign nationals who have been offered a skilled job to fill a gap in the workforce that cannot be filled by a settled worker.
However, for the year from 6 April 2013 to 5 April 2014, a maximum of 20,700 skilled workers can come to the UK under Tier 2 (General) to do jobs with an annual salary below £152,100.Apply Now

Tier 2 UK Visas Priority Applications
Tier 2 UK Priority Applications

When you have been notified of your acceptance into the pilot, you should apply as soon as possible and submit your application form(s) and supporting documents within 24 hours. Once you have submitted your UK work permit visa application, the decision would be within 10 working days. Apply Now

Tier 2 Work Permit - Minister of Religion
Tier 2 UK Minister Of Religion Visa

This UK Tier 2 work permit visa category is for people who have been offered employment or posts or roles within their faith communities in the UK as:
– ministers of religion;
– missionaries;
– members of religious orders. Apply Now

Tier 2 Sportsperson
Tier 2 UK Sportsperson Visa

This category is for elite sportspeople and coaches who are internationally established at the highest level, and will make a significant contribution to the development of their sport. Your application will need to be endorsed by your sport's governing body. Apply Now

Tier 2 Intra Company Transfer UK Work Permit Visa
Tier 2 UK Intra Company Transfer Visa

This category is a UK work permit Visa for employees of multinational companies who are being transferred by their overseas employer to a UK branch of the organisation, either on a long-term basis or for frequent short visits. Apply Now

Tier 2 Sub-categories
Tier 2 UK Intra Company Transfer Sub-categories


– Long-term staff

– Short-term staff

– Graduate trainee

– Skills transfer

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PBS Tier 2 Work Permit Visa

Tier 2 UK Visas is part of the PBS, which is for nationals from outside Europe. You do not need to apply under the Tier 2 UK visas of the Points Based System if:

  • you are a citizen of a country in the EEA or Switzerland;
  • you are a British overseas territories citizen, unless you are from one of the sovereign base areas in Cyprus;
  • you are a Commonwealth citizen with permission to enter or stay in the UK because at least one of your grandparents was born here (Ancestry);
  • your partner or (if you are under 18) one of your parents has permission to stay in the UK under Tier 2 of the points-based system – you should apply as their dependant;
  • you have no conditions or time limit attached to your stay.

Contact iam to find out how to get a UK Work Permit Visa or click through to know more about of Tier 2 UK Visas.

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