Work Visa -Tier 2 General visa

United Kingdom
Cost of Living
Talent Migration


If you wish to work and reside in the UK for more than 6 months. You can apply for a Tier 2 (General) visa if:

  • You’ve been offered a skilled job in the UK

  • You’re from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland

  • You are employed by a licensed sponsor to apply to live in the UK.

The sponsor checks that you can do the job they’re hiring you for and if it qualifies you for a visa. They’ll assign you a certificate of sponsorship to prove this. They must also give you other information you need when you apply, for example, how much you’ll be paid.

The processing time for work visa may take from 6-12 weeks from the application day.

You can bring your spouse and kids with you.

The passport remains at the Embassy / Consulate during the entire process of visa proceeding



More than 60 Month(s)



72 Month(s)





P. Residency

60 Month(s)


Processing time

6 to 8 Month(s)




What are eligibility requirements for the Work Visa -Tier 2 General visa?

6 Eligibility Requirements

  • You need a passport/travel document valid for at least 6 months
  • You need a job offer from an employer in the UK
  • You need to prove the knowledge of English
  • You need sufficient funds to cover your stay
  • Tuberculosis test results if you are from a country listed in Tuberculosis list
  • You should be of good character and health

Which documents do I need to apply for the Work Visa -Tier 2 General visa?

6 Document Required

  • A current passport or travel document (A page in the passport that’s blank on both sides for visa)
  • Copies of certificate of sponsorship reference number
  • Copies of work experience from previous employers
  • Proof of sufficient means of subsistence
  • Character and health certificate (as applicable)
  • Visa fee payment receipt and healthcare surcharge

Talent Migration data for United Kingdom

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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