UK Tier 2 - Work Permit Requirements

To apply for a Tier 2 work permit to the UK, applicants must meet a few basic educational requirements, as well as pass the Tier 2 points test.

Necessary Skills and Qualifications

In order to satisfy the skills threshold, the employer must ensure that the employee has one of the following:

  • A UK degree-level qualification;
  • A Higher National Diploma (HND) qualification that is relevant to the employment;
  • An HND-level qualification that is not relevant to the employment plus one year's full-time work experience that is relevant to the employment, and which is at N/SVQ Level 3 or above; OR
  • At least 3 years' experience using the skills acquired by working in the position for which the permit is sought. Such experience must have been gained at N/SVQ Level 3 or above.
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