Tier 2 (General)
- 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 domestic worker.
- The applicant must have a job offer and a Certificate of Sponsorship from an employer that is licensed sponsor in the UK. You can only have a job offer if you will not be displacing a suitable settled worker. The Government set up an annual limit on the number of Certificate of Sponsorship available under Tier 2 (General).
- To make successful application the applicant must demonstrate sufficient level of English language and his/her expected annual gross salary (with certain exceptions) must be at least £20,300.
- If your application is successful you can come and stay in the UK for a maximum of 3 years plus 1 month or the time given on your Certificate of Sponsorship plus 1 month, whichever is shorter.
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