Tier 2 (General)

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At Master Legal Services Ltd, we have extensive experience in advising and processing Tier 2 (General) Visa applications for our clients, inside and outside of the UK.

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You would be eligible to apply for a Tier 2 (General) Visa if you are a   non-EEA nationalwho has securedskilledemployment in the UK.

Before applying for the visa, you should have a have a job offer and a Certificate of Sponsorship from an organisation that has a sponsor licence If you are applying from outside the UK, your employer must be able to provide evidence that there are no settled workers (i.e. British/EEA nationals or those with indefinite leave) who are able to do the job. Your employer needs to have conducted the Resident Labour Market Test(‘RLMT’)to evidence the lack of suitable settled worker. However, if your job is listed on the Shortage of Occupations list then there is no need for the RLMT and certain other requirements need not be met. There many other scenarios where an employer does not need to conduct the RLMT.


When you can apply: You can send off your application up to 3months before the date that you are due to start your employment.

Information you will be asked to provide with your application:

  • You will be asked to provide your certificate of sponsorship
  • You will be required to show that you are able to financial maintain yourself in the UK.
  • There is an English Language requirement
  • There is a requirement to provide a Criminal Record Certificate
  • People from certain countries (listed by the Home Office) will be asked to provide Tuberculosis Test Certificate

Family Members (‘dependants’): You can apply to bring your family members with you as dependants on your application, subject to meeting requirements. This includes being able to prove that they can be financially supported.

If you are applying from outside of the UK, the Home Office will aim to give you a decision in your application within 3 weeks.

If your application is successful, you can stay in the UK with this Visa for a You can come maximum of 5 years and 14 days, or the time given on your certificate of sponsorship plus 1 month, whichever is shorter.


For in-country applications, migrants with visas in the following categories can switch into this category:

  • Any Tier 1 main applicant
  • Any Tier 2 main applicant
  • Tier 4 student
  • Dependent partner of a Tier 4 student
  • Representative of an Overseas Business


At Master Legal Services we will provide tailored advice for your depending on your circumstances. We will inform you of all the documents that you will need to provide for your application and check you application before it is submitted.

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