Tier 2 Visa – Change of Employment Guideline
Tier 2 of the Points Based immigration System (PBS) is designed for work permits for sponsored employees.
Tier 2 immigration candidates may change employment whilst they are in the UK. The applicant must repeat the process of obtaining a certificate of sponsorship and be reassessed against the Points Based System (PBS).
The employer of a sponsoring company applies for a Tier 2 Visa on behalf of the candidate.
Other Tier 2 Visa categories include:
Tier 2 Visa – Work Permit Duration (Change of Employment)
Depending on the time frame specified by the sponsoring company, Tier 2 Work permits can last for as little as one day but no longer than five years. If you work in the UK for five years you can then apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain for more long term residence in the UK, you could then become a permanent resident.
The duration of a Change of Employment visa application is also the discretion of the Home Office.
Tier 2 Visas are a temporary immigration services and are not intended as a route to permanent settlement in the UK.
Tier 2 Visa – Change of Employment Eligibility
The position of employment that the Tier 2 Visa is required for must meet NVQ level 3 or above.
The applicant applying for a Tier 2 Change of Employment must acquire one of the following:
- A relevant degree
- A degree that is not relevant and 1 year experience
- HND qualification, relevant to the offered position
- HND qualification, no relevant to the offered position plus 1 year of work experience that is relevant and at NVQ level 3 and above
- No degree, 3 years relevant experience
Our UK Visa and Immigration experts are specialists in dealing with applications for Tier 2 Visas to ensure that the whole process is simple and quick for you.
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