tier 2 visas

Here are the Tier 2 Visa application services that Sanctuary Law can offer.

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 worker.

A limit has been set for the Tier 2 (General) category for the year from 6 April 2012 to 5 April 2013. This is set at a maximum of 20,700 skilled for workers with an annual salary below £150,000. No limit is set for workers paid over £150,000 per annum. This is a points based system in which applicants must score a total of 70 points.

Sponsors can only assign a Certificate of Sponsorship successfully if the job concerned is at the appropriate level required under the Immigration Rules. This will be dependant on whether an applicant is applying from inside the UK or outside the UK as well as what category their last grant of leave was given under.

The Tier 2 (Minister of religion) category is for people who have been offered employment or posts or roles within their faith communities in the UK as ministers of religion undertaking preaching and pastoral work, missionaries or members of religious orders.

This is a points based system in which applicants must score a total of 70 points.

The Tier 2 (Sportsperson) category is for elite sports people and coaches who are internationally established at the highest level, and will make a significant contribution to the development of their sport. Your application will need to be endorsed by your sport’s governing body.

This is a points based system in which applicants must score a total of 70 points.

This category is for employees of multinational companies who are being transferred by their overseas employer to a UK branch of the organisation, either on a long-term basis or for frequent short visits.

This is a points based system in which applicants must score a total of 60 points (70 points if you want to extend your stay to over 3 years in the UK).

Note that the English language requirement will only have to be met by those in certain categories who are applying to extend their stay in the UK to over 3 years.

This condition will not have to be met by those applying for an extension as a Tier 2 (Intra-company transfer) as they will be awarded 50 points for a valid Certificate of Sponsorship.

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