About Us|Contact Us|Media Centre|Press Release|News|Careers|Visa Bureau Blog|Client Area
UK Visa Bureau
UK Visas and Immigration
Tier 2 Work Permit
» Skilled Worker Category
Tier 2 work permits are designed to allow skilled workers to come to the UK to fill a temporary gap in the local labour market.
The Tier 2 Skilled Worker category is for people with a job offer in the UK, coming to fill a gap in the UK labour force that cannot be filled by someone already in the country.
For a job to qualify for a Tier 2 Skilled Worker work permit it must meet the following requirements:
Successful applicants under the Tier 2 Skilled Worker category must pass the Tier 2 points test and will be issued a certificate of sponsorship by their employer. Once this certificate is received, the applicant can apply for entry clearance to the UK from their home country.
Entry clearance is not guaranteed, even if a certificate of sponsorship has been issued. All entry clearance applications for the UK are subject to health and security clearance.
©Visa Bureau 2003-2017
The UK Visa Bureau is a division of Visa Bureau Ltd, an independent UK company specialising in visa and immigration services to the UK.
OISC No. F200600117 Authorised to Advise Sponsors
Visa Bureau HomeSite Map
Boris Johnson pushes Australian freedom of movement deal - 28 Aug 13
High Court judges UK immigration rules lawful but 'unjustified' - 08 Jul 13
Health secretary adds medical charge to UK immigration policy - 03 Jul 13
Work Permit Requirements