Which SOC Code?

Matching the role you are recruiting for with the relevant SOC code is a crucial step when allocating a Certificate of Sponsorship to a new migrant worker. To hire skilled non-EEA employees under the Tier 2 route, employers must ensure the role they are seeking to fill meets prescribed conditions. The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) […]

Start Work Before Tier 2 Application Decided?

Starting work before Tier 2 visa granted?

Can an individual start work before the Tier 2 visa is granted? While delayed UK visa processing is causing wide-spread disruption to employers, it may in some cases be possible for Tier 2 visa applicants to start working for their sponsor before their visa is decided. Guidance published on 9 April now allows for sponsored […]

General Work Visa (Tier 2 Skilled Workers)

The UK’s general work visa is under Tier 2 of the points-based immigration. It is the primary route for skilled workers from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland looking to work in the UK within a skilled job role. Tier 2 comprises four different subcategories of work visa: Tier 2 (General) – enabling […]

Tier 2 Visa Requirements – Guide for Workers

tier 2 visa requirements

If you are a national of a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland, you will in most cases need to have a visa to work lawfully in the UK. The Tier 2 visa is the main immigration option for foreign nationals to work Britain. The Tier 2 visa requirements are however strict […]

Shortage Occupation List 2019

shortage occupation list

10 minute read Last updated: 6th October 2019   The UK’s Shortage Occupation List (SOL) has been amended to incorporate new roles and remove others. The changes take effect with Certificates of Sponsorship issued on and after 6th October 2019. In this article, we summarise the main changes and, in particular, the new additions to […]

Latest Tier 2 Visa Fees

The following guide looks at the cost of Tier 2 visa fees for employers and their prospective employees to help with application planning. Applying for a UK Tier 2 visa is a complex process with specific costs to be taken into account both for the employing sponsor and the job applicant. Tier 2 of the […]

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (A Guide!) | DavidsonMorris

assign cos

The following tier 2 certificate of sponsorship guide looks at how to apply for and assign a CoS when hiring a non-EEA worker, including the two different types of available certificate, and the associated costs. What is a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship? In order for an individual to make a valid application for entry […]

Tier 2 General Extension (Application Guidance)

tier 2 general extension

With Tier 2 General Extensions, a lot will be at stake. An extension of Tier 2 leave enables visa holders (and their dependants) to continue their life in the UK. For employers of Tier 2 workers, an approved extension means retaining key personnel with key skills after the initial onerous and resource-intensive recruitment process. Nothing […]

Tier 2 Visa Extension Processing Time

When preparing to make an extension application, there are number of factors requiring careful consideration, including the timescales involved and the Tier 2 Visa extension processing time. The time will quickly come around for Tier 2 visa holders to start looking at extending their visa to remain in the UK. Employers of Tier 2 visa […]

Guide to the Tier 2 General Visa for Skilled Workers

Tier 2 of the points based system is the primary immigration route for skilled migrants from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland wanting to undertake work in the UK. With the route, the Tier 2 General visa enables skilled non-EEA migrant workers to accept an offer of a job that cannot be filled […]