Popular Professions on the list
- Doctors (Physicians)
- Nurses/Healthcare workers
- Scientists and Research Fellows
- Finance experts
- Entrepreneurs/Business Investors
- IT specialists
And a few others.
Work & Settle in the UK Via Tier 2 Visa
Invites skilled professionals
Work in the UK on a long term basis
United Kingdom is a major globalised economy, ranking fifth in the world. In the last few decades, amazing opportunities for working in the UK has emerged with the latest innovative technologies, expansion of scientific research and world-class management.
For Indian nationals wishing to live and work in the UK it is a golden opportunity towards the career of their dreams.
Though earlier UK's immigration system was restrictive, in the new millennium, UK government is focusing on improving their competitive edge, and are inviting skilled professionals to work in the UK under the Tier 2 visa program and the Skilled Worker Visa (Points-based system).
Under the TIER 2 program, skilled workers from countries like India whose occupations are listed on the Tier 2 Shortage Occupation List, can apply to work in the UK on a long-term basis and advance their professional aspirations in a stimulating environment.
Entrepreneurs, investors and exceptional talents are given extra preference in this visa category. The applicants must not be from EU/EEA/EFTA nations because the employment protocols are different for citizens of those countries.
The visa service is available at all UK consulates and designated visa service centres where the visa application form can be collected and submitted for processing with necessary supporting documents.
You can apply for a Tier 2 (General) visa if you have been offered a skilled job in the UK or you are from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland. You need to have a certificate of sponsorship from a licensed sponsor (i.e. potential employer) before you can apply to come to the UK to work, and the work you do in the UK must relate to the work of your sponsor organization.
You can apply to switch from your current visa to a Tier 1 (General) visa if you have permission to stay (‘leave to remain’) in the UK. You cannot apply for a Tier 1 (General) category visa if you are outside the UK, and you usually cannot switch to it from other immigration categories.
You can apply for a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa if:
You have been endorsed as an internationally recognized leader or emerging leader in your field in science, humanities, engineering, medicine, digital technology, arts or you are from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
You can apply to come to the UK as a representative of an overseas business if you’re from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland and you’re either:
The sole representative of an overseas company planning to set up a UK branch or a wholly owned subsidiary for an overseas parent company
An employee of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organization posted on a long-term assignment to the UK
You can apply for a visa to visit the UK with your employer if you:
The UK skilled worker visa is a point-based system in which applicants must score a minimum of 70 points to be eligible for the visa. Along with that, here is the list of eligibility criteria to apply for a UK Work visa.
Here is the list of documents required for the UK Skilled worker visa in 2022.
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