At Commonwealth Contractors we specialise in the Tier 2 Visa (General) process. Acquiring this visa is largely the main route for highly skilled professionals from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) to work in the UK. It replaced the former UK work permit and allows a Tier 2 Licensed Employer to recruit a non-EEA national where it has not been possible to fill the position with a resident UK worker.
We partner with Licensed Employers & Consultancies who may be prepared, where required, to sponsor a highly skilled Individual on this visa.
Eligibility for Tier 2 Visa
Qualifying for a Tier 2 Visa is a two stage process. First the Licensed Employer must assign a Certificate of Sponsorship to an individual and then the individual must submit a qualifying application fulfilling the criteria of appropriate salary, English language and maintenance requirements on-a-points based system. Read more . . .
Tier 2 Visa General
Tier 2 Visa General is available to Non EEA nationals who are coming to the UK to fill a vacant position that cannot be filled by a UK citizen and who have confirmed sponsorship from a licensed UK employer. The application process is an “out of country” for applicants who do not have existing status within the UK.
ICT (Inter Company Transfer)
Tier 2 ICT (Intra Company Transfer) Visa is designed to allow multi-national companies to transfer overseas employees to the UK to fill specific roles which they have not been able to fill with resident workers. Read more . . .
Tier 2 Visa Extensions
A Tier 2 Visa Extension of 2 years can be granted following on from the initial Tier 2 General Visa period of 3 years. The application process is normally straightforward since an individual will simply be applying to extend their leave with an established Tier 2 Sponsor. Read more . . .
Switching to a Tier 2 Visa
You can apply for a Tier 2 Visa ‘In Country’ where an applicant is either switching immigration category, or changing employment from one Tier 2 sponsor to another, or extending existing Tier 2 leave with the same employer. Read more . . .
Tier 2 Dependents
If you hold a Tier 2 General Visa you can bring your dependents with you while you work in the UK so long as you do not require access to public funds. Read more . . .
Tier 2 Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)
After completing 5 full years in the UK on a Tier 2 General Visa you can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) so long as you have not spent any more than 90 days outside the country in any one year. Read more . . .
Minister of Religion
Tier 2 Minister of Religion Visas are for those who have been offered employment or a post as a minister of religion, a missionary or a member of a religious order in the United Kingdom. Read more . . .
The Tier 2 Sportsperson Visa allows UK based sporting organisations to employ elite sports people and coaches who are internationally established at the highest level. Read more . . .
Are you a highly skilled IT, Engineering, or Financial Services Professional? Do you need a Tier 2 Visa to work in the UK? If so Commonwealth Contractors can help! To find out more about securing Tier 2 Visa Sponsorship call Commonwealth Contractors now on 0330 390 9021 or Submit your Details and we will get right back to you.