Tier 2 (General)


The Tier 2 (General) category is for foreign nationals who have a skilled job offer to fill a gap in the workforce that cannot be filled by a settled worker.

Before you apply under Tier 2 (General), you must have:

  • a sponsor; and
  • a valid certificate of sponsorship.

When you apply, you are awarded points based on your:

  • salary and allowances;
  • sponsorship;
  • English language skills; and
  • available maintenance (funds).


If you wish to apply for Tier 2, please note that the HR Department as sponsor needs to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship in the first instance.  Please forward the appropriate completed Tier 2 pro-forma to Tanya Robinson in the HR Department for processing, together with all relevant supporting documents.
Please note that you should also complete the Tier 4 Check-list if you are switching from Tier 4 to Tier 2.


Last edited Aug 29, 2014

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