Sunday, June 26, 2011

Tier 2 Visa Overview

Tier 2 provides a route for entry into the United Kingdom for skilled workers who are citizens of countries outside the European Economic Area. In all cases individuals who enter the system must have a job and meet the other detailed requirements for the various categories.
Level 2 includes four categories:

 Intra Company Transfers: for employees of multi-national companies who are being transferred by an overseas employer to a skilled job in a UK-based branch of the organisation
General: for people coming to the United Kingdom with a job offer to fill a gap that cannot be filled by a settled worker which may or may not be on the Shortage Occupation List
Sports People: for elite sportspeople and coaches whose employment will make a significant contribution to the development of their sport at the highest level
    Ministers of Religion: for those people coming to fill a vacancy as a Minister of Religion, Missionary or Member of a Religious Order

 Eligible for inclusion under the general and the intra-company transfer category of Tier 2, a job requires a skill level of S / NVQ Level 3 or higher than in the prior art, for industry and job ministers of religion and athletes get the temporary appointment must be valid for access to Tier 5 for temporary workers Tier 2 replaces the UK work permit scheme.
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