Finding out about UK work permits is an important step towards being allowed to work in the country. The Tier 2 UK work permit is now limited to 20,700 people per year, but this limit doesn’t apply to ICT workers or anybody earning over £150,000 per year. Learning the basics about the UK work permit helps you understand the options available to you.
What is a Tier 2 UK Work Permit?
The Tier 2 UK work permit is sponsored by an employer. If you have an offer of a job your employer will have ensured that there are no suitable UK or EU nationals to fill the role beforehand. The UK work permit allows you to work in the country for five years, but if you change employer you have to alter you permit to match.
Who Needs a Tier 2 UK Work Permit?
Most of the workers who enter the UK from outside the European Economic Area will do so using a Tier 2 UK work permit. There are some exceptions, such as if any of your grandparents were born in the UK or if you’ve been living with a UK citizen for two years, but virtually anybody else will need one.
How Can I Get a Tier 2 UK Work Permit?
To get your UK work permit, you need sponsorship, a job paying at the level requisite with the earnings requirements set by the UKBA for your skill set, English language skills and maintenance funds in the bank.
How We Can Help You Get a UK Work Permit
We help you get your UK work permit through one of our UK Consultancy partners. We give accurate advice and check with the experts for up-to-date answers to any questions you have. We regularly help oil and gas workers, telecommunications consultants, software developers, business analysts, testers and IT project managers get their UK work permit. Our advice is completely free and comes with no obligation, so get in contact with us today!