Work Permit applications are dealt with by the Home Office / Border and Immigration Agency. They can in many cases deal with work permits in one or two weeks. It will take longer to obtain a work permit however, if the company in question has not yet applied for / received a sponsorship licence .
Visa Requirements for a Tier 2 Work Permit
Non-shortage positions are inherently worth 30 points, shortage occupation positions will automatically receive 50 points. Candidates applying for an Intra Company Transfer (ICT) will also receive 50 points.
Changing Employment on Tier 2 Visas.
Tier 2 immigration permit candidates can change their job whilst in the UK, however the process of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship must be repeated and a candidate must be reassessed against the points test.
Applying for an ICT under tier 2 allows a candidate to transfer from an overseas branch of a UK firm to work on a specific project. Unlike the previous ICT system, tier 2 places greater emphasis upon the employer demonstrating that the salary is appropriate for the position and that no UK resident worker can fill the position.
NOTE: Advertising Requirements for Tier 2 applications:-
The job vacancy must be advertised to settled workers according to the code of practice specific to the sector and job. You must advertise the job in question for a minimum 4 weeks
To complete a resident labour market test for any other job in the tier 2 (General) category, you must use the advertising methods permitted by the code of practice for the sector or job.
The advertisement must include:
All jobs advertised to settled workers must now be advertised:
The requirement to advertise jobs in Jobcentre Plus was introduced on 31 March 2009. The only jobs that do not have to be advertised in Jobcentre Plus are:
Complete the online application to start your application: Click Tier 2 Assessment
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