Tier 2 (General) Visa

Tier 2 is work related immigration category suitable for skilled workers from outside EEA area for working in the UK. Visa sponsorship is required from an UK Employer who are holding Sponsor Licence from the Home Office, UK.

Tier 2 General Visas

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

Getting sponsored

You need to be employed by a licensed sponsor to apply to live in the UK.

Your sponsor checks that you can do the job they’re hiring you for and if it qualifies you for a visa. They will assign you a certificate of sponsorship (COS) as per guidance required for processing of the visa.

How long cay you stay

You can come to the UK with a Tier 2 (General) visa for a maximum of 5 years and 14 days, or the time given on your certificate of sponsorship plus 1 month, whichever is shorter.

You can start your stay up to 14 days before the start date on your certificate of sponsorship.

RDO can provide advice and services on:

  1. Making initial application for leave to enter UK as a Tier 2 (General) Migrant;
  2. Inside Country: To Switch into Tier 2 (General) Migrant from Tier 2 (General) Student completing their degree in UK
  3. Extension Application as a Tier 2 (General) Migrant

All Categories where from switching into Tier 2 (General) is permitted.

Our Team of Consultants can provide professional immigration advise and services for UK immigration applications to clients based in all parts of the UK and can represent you in your immigration case. We can also represent clients who are based outside the UK in dealing with their entry clearance applications by completely assisting and submitting the entry clearance application to the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO).
You can contact us by writing us on
info@rdoverseasuk.com or calling us on 0208 954 5457.


A team of specialised persons work tirelessly to keep themselves updated with the day-to-day policies & procedures to provide you with the precise information you require. Looking forward to be at your service soon.
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