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 £155,300 or more gross per year. Unless an exemption applies, the Tier 2 sponsor must carry out the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) before a job is offered to the migrant worker.

You must score a minimum of:

  • 50 points for Attributes, which includes having a sponsor and a valid Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS); and
  • 10 points for English language skills; and
  • 10 points for Maintenance (funds) (Appendix C of the Immigration Rules).

Why Sunrise Solicitors For Your Entry Clearance 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 clients' reviews. 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 we will provide you with a fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your Tier 2 General entry clearance application, the immigration casework to be carried out by our immigration solicitors will include the following:

  • Taking detailed instructions from you and advising you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the British High Commission/Embassy/Consulate in relation to your application for entry clearance as a Tier 2 General Migrant;
  • Advising you about the validity of the restricted Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) as well as on the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) for your application for Tier 2 General entry clearance;
  • Discussing your Tier 2 General entry clearance application in detail with you and advising you about its weaknesses and strengths;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your Tier 2 General entry clearance application;
  • Considering the contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your Tier 2 General entry clearance application and discussing the same with you;
  • Completing the online application form for Tier 2 General entry clearance application and discussing the same with you;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support your Tier 2 General entry clearance application;
  • Liaising with the Home Office, UKVI for a timely decision on your Tier 2 General entry clearance application;
  • Assisting you with the preparation for an interview to be conducted by an Entry Clearance Officer in relation to your Tier 2 General entry clearance application and discussing with you possible questions which the interviewing officer may ask during the interview in relation to your application;
  • Protecting your interests while your Tier 2 General application is pending with the Home Office, UKVI and keeping you informed about the progress on the application;
  • Doing all of the follow-up work including responding to any queries raised by the Home Office, UKVI until a decision is reached by the Home Office on your Tier 2 General entry clearance application;
  • Advising you on the outcome of your application and further steps to be taken by you (if any) upon the receipt of a decision from the Home Office, UKVI.

Our Fee For Tier 2 General Entry Clearance Application

  • We will charge you a fee from £800 (No VAT) for our professional immigration services in relation to your Tier 2 General entry clearance application. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the 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 when instructing us and the rest can be paid by monthly instalments.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until a decision is made by the Home Office, UKVI on your 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, Immigration Healthcare Surcharge (IHS) etc.

Sunrise Solicitors is the trading name of Sunrise Solicitors Ltd (company registration no. 6405492). Sunrise Solicitors Offices are regulated by SRA under SRA ID 490903 (London Office) and SRA ID 645256 (Manchester Office). Sunrise Solicitors are also members of Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA).

 

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