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
  • available maintenance (funds)

UKVI Tier 2 (General) Policy


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Last edited Aug 01, 2016

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