Tier 2 Dependent Visa Guidance

One of the advantages of the Tier 2 visa route is that it allows family members to join the main visa holder in the UK with a Tier 2 dependent visa. We look at the requirements for the Tier 2 visa route for dependents, including who is eligible, what it allows the holder to do […]

Tier 2 Minimum Salary (Employer Guidance)

The Tier 2 minimum salary requirement can be one of the more complicated aspects for employers when hiring skilled visa workers. Varying thresholds apply for different classes of employee and job roles, and the government frequently makes changes to the rules. Sponsor licence holders have to keep pace and ensure continued compliance, or risk Home […]

Tier 2 Policy Guidance

The following guide provides an overview of the Home Office Tier 2 policy guidance, including the different categories under which a skilled worker can apply for a visa, as well as the eligibility criteria. Tier 2 policy guidance: the different categories Tier 2 of the points based system enables licensed UK employers to sponsor skilled […]

UK Work Visa

If you are a foreign national from a non-European Economic Area (EEA) country wanting to work in the UK, you will need to apply for a UK work visa. This is the official permission required, not only to enter and stay in the UK, but to be able to work in the UK lawfully. Your […]

Tier 2 Sponsor List

What is the Tier 2 sponsor licence list? Before you can apply for a Tier 2 visa to work in the UK, you first have to secure sponsorship from a qualifying UK employer. The employer must hold a valid sponsorship licence, permitting the organisation to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship in order for you, as […]

How to Apply for Your 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. The Tier 2 visa is initially granted for up to 3 years. If you intend to remain in the UK after visa expiry, you will need to apply for further […]

PBS Dependant – FAQs

PBS Dependant: What are the rules for family members of points-based system migrants? A PBS dependant is a family member of a person who has a valid UK visa under the points-based system (PBS) under Tiers 1, 2 ,4 or 5 and who wishes to apply for permission to enter and remain in the UK […]

Government commissions MAC review of Shortage Occupation List

This article was first published in October 2018. The MAC has since reported its findings and the Government has confirmed the Shortage Occupation List will be amended in respect of Certificates of Sponsorship assigned on or after 6th October 2019. You can read full details of the revised list here.  The Government has this month commissioned the […]

PBS Dependant Visa (Do You Qualify?)

Can you apply for a PBS dependant visa? The following guidance provides an overview of the immigration options available to family members of a migrant in the UK applying for, or having been granted, leave to remain under the Points Based System (PBS). Who can apply? An individual can apply for limited leave to remain […]

UK Tier 2 Visa Refusal Reasons

UK Tier 2 Visa Refusal Reasons: Can you Challenge the Home Office’s Decision?  A refused Tier 2 visa is a huge set back for both the individual applicant and their prospective employer. As a highly involved and lengthy process, demanding investment by both parties, the Tier 2 visa route is rarely entered into lightly. Yet […]