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
- English language skills
- available maintenance (funds)