The Tier 2 (General) category is for foreign nationals who have been offered a skilled job to fill a gap in the workforce that cannot be filled by a settled worker. An application for Tier 2 General leave can be made to the Home Office, UKBA after a Licenced Sponsor (employer approved by the Home Office, UKBA to employ a foreign worker) has obtained a Certificate of Sponsorship to sponsor a foreign worker's stay in the UK. Tier 2  General is a Point Based Category and points can be awarded for the Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS), Appropriate Salary, English language and funds for maintenance.

If you want to apply for Tier 2 General visa, you must be sponsored by a UK employer who has the Tier 2 sponsor licence. The applicant must comply with all the requirements of codes of practice for employers including the job level, minimum salary etc.

For entry clearance as a Tier 2 General Migrant, usually a restricted Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) is required unless the job is in shortage occupations list or the prospective salary to be paid to the Tier 2 Migrant is £152,100 or more gross per year.

Tier 2 General Annual Limit - Restricted Certificate Of Sponsorship (CoS)

There is an annual limit on the number of Certificates of Sponsorship available under Tier 2 (General). This limit applies to Certificate of Sponsorship for those nationals seeking entry clearance to the UK under the Tier 2 (General) category and those who are applying to switch into Tier 2 (General) category from within the UK as a dependant of a Tier 4 (General) student. We refer to these as “restricted” Certificates of Sponsorship.

Those seeking admission to fill a vacancy with a salary of £150,000 or above and all other in-country applications (other than Tier 4 dependant switchers) are not affected by the limit. Certificates of Sponsorship for these applications are known as “unrestricted” and sponsors can assign these without first applying for permission.

Terms And Conditions Of Tier 2 Leave

Please note that successful Tier 2 (General) applications will be granted leave up to 3 years with the possibility of extending for a further 3 years. You will not be able to extend beyond 6 years. You will not be able to re-apply to return to the UK under Tier 2 until 12 months after your last leave under Tier 2 expired. This will be the case even if you have been in Tier 2 for less than 6 years. If you leave your job with your Tier 2 Sponsor early, you should ensure that your Sponsor notifies us that you have left so that we can curtail your leave. This is important as the 12 months is counted from the date that your leave ends.

Challenging Refusal Of Entry Clearance As Tier 2 General Migrant

A refusal of an entry clearance application as a Tier 2 General is challenged by way of an Administrative Review Request to the Entry Clearance Manager (ECM). If refusal is maintained by the Entry Clearance Manager (ECM), then the same can be challenged by way of Judicial Review (JR) in High Court.

Why Sunrise Solicitors For Your Entry Clearance Application As Tier 2 General Migrant?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with Tier 2 General entry clearance applications. The quality of our service is self-evident from the reviews of our clients about the service provided by our immigration lawyers. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration lawyers in London in relation to your Tier 2 (General) Migrant entry clearance application and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your Tier 2 General entry clearance application, we will do the following for you:

  • Our immigration solicitors will take detailed instructions from you and advise you about the relevant immigration law and procedures to be adopted by the British High Commission/Embassy/Consulate in your application for entry clearance as Tier 2 General Migrant;
  • Our immigration solicitors will discuss your immigration case in detail with you and advise you about the weaknesses and strengths of your Tier 2 General entry clearance application;
  • Our immigration solicitors will advise you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your Tier 2 General entry clearance application;
  • Our immigration solicitors will consider contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the Tier 2 General entry clearance application and discuss the same with you;
  • Our immigration solicitors will complete the application form for Tier 2 General entry clearance application and discuss the same with you;
  • Our immigration solicitors will prepare a covering letter to introduce and support the Tier  2 General entry clearance application;
  • Our immigration solicitors will liaise with the Immigration Officer for expeditious decision on the Tier 2 General entry clearance application;
  • Our immigration solicitors will protect your interests while your  Tier 2 General application is pending with the Home Office, UKBA and keep you informed of the progress on your Tier 2 General entry clearance application;
  • Our immigration solicitors will do all the follow up work including responding to any queries raised by the Home Office, UKBA until decision is reached on your Tier 2 General entry clearance application;
  • Our immigration solicitors will advise you about the implications of the Home Office decision on your application.

Our Fee For Tier 2 General Entry Clearance Application

  • We will charge you a fee from £1000.00 (No VAT) for our professional immigration services for Tier 2 General entry clearance application. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the Tier 2 General entry clearance application.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your Tier 2 General entry clearance application, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and the balance can be paid by monthly installments.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office , UKBA on the Tier 2 General entry clearance application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by  us on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee etc.
     

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Sunrise Solicitors is the trading name of Sunrise Solicitors Ltd and is registered under company registration no. 6405492. The registered office is at 228 Merton High Street, South Wimbledon, London SW19 1AU. A list of Directors and other members of staff is available for inspection at the registered office. Sunrise Solicitors are registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority under SRA Registration No. 490903 and are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Sunrise Solicitors are also members of Immigration Law Practitioners' Association.