Shortage Occupation List 2021

shortage occupation list

The UK’s Shortage Occupation List can be a source of much confusion for employers sponsoring visa workers, particularly when hiring under a sponsorship licence for the first time or recruiting for a different type of role. It is important however for employers, HR professionals and anyone involved in your organisation’s overseas recruitment to understand the […]

Tier 2 Cooling Off Period: New Rules 2021

With the Skilled Worker visa now open, replacing the Tier 2 (General) visa, a number of changes have taken effect impacting points-based skilled workers and their sponsors. One significant area of change is in relation to the Tier 2 cooling off period.   Tier 2 cooling off period abolished for skilled workers Under the UK’s […]

Tier 2 Visa Extension (How to Apply)

What are the rules on making a Tier 2 visa extension? If you are employed in the UK under the Tier 2 (General) visa, your permission to remain and work in the UK will be time-limited. If you intend to remain in the UK, you will need to apply for further leave to remain before […]

Skilled Worker Visa Costs (Sponsor’s Guide)

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For any organisation sponsoring an individual, it will be important to understand the skilled worker visa costs that you will need to budget for. There are a number of fees that will be payable, both when hiring the skilled worker and on an ongoing basis. This article identifies the charges and fees that an employer […]

Skilled Worker Visa Replaces Tier 2

The UK’s Tier 2 visa for skilled workers has been replaced by the Skilled Worker visa. With effect from 1 December 2020, visa applications from skilled workers are to be made under the new route which forms part of the UK’s new points-based immigration system. The new route goes live in advance of the end […]

Priority Change of Circumstances for Sponsors

Under the Home Office’s Tier 2 Priority Change of Circumstance Service for sponsors, A-rated sponsors are able to apply for faster consideration of certain types of change of circumstance requests by submitting an application via email.   COVID restrictions on Priority Change of Circumstances services  The Priority Change of Circumstances service has reopened following suspension due […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]