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UK Work and Study Visas

Tier 2 General Visa

A Tier 2 Visa is a WORK visa. For more details about Tier 2 visas:

General Eligibility Criteria for Tier 2 (General) visa

a certificate of sponsorship reference number

an ‘appropriate’ salary

the required level of English

Tier 4 Student Visa

A Tier 4 Visa is a STUDENT visa. For more details about Tier 4 visas:

Individuals from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who wish to study in the UK can do so by applying for a Tier 4 Student Visa so long as they fit the necessary criteria.

Winrow Solicitors are experienced Immigration Solicitors that will go far above and beyond simply providing advice. We will fully represent your case in close partnership with you.

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Because there are many professional opportunities in the UK it is an attractive prospect for thousands of people to seek employment in the UK, whether you are looking to work for, or start their own small, private companies, or joining one of the many international companies based in the UK.

However, the UK working market is very competitive, especially for skilled non-EEA people. The UK’s immigration laws are complex and constantly changing. So you need the expert advice that Winrow Solicitors can give to be sure to fulfil the UK (Home Office) requirements in order to apply for a work visa.

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General Eligibility Criteria for Tier 2 (General) visa

a certificate of sponsorship reference number

an ‘appropriate’ salary

the required level of English

You must also have £945 in savings – this is to prove you can support yourself. You must have had this in your bank account for 90 days before you apply, unless you’re exempt.

Sponsorship for your Tier 2 Visa

A certificate of sponsorship is a reference number which holds information about the job and your personal details, and is provided by your sponsor. You will need to add your reference number to your Tier 2 application form, and you can only use it once.


Appropriate salary

The job you’re offered must pay £20,800 or more, unless your current or last permission to stay in the UK is as:

a Tier 2 (General) migrant before 6 April 2011

a Jewish agency employee

operational ground staff of an overseas-owned airline

a minister of religion, missionary or member of a religious order

a representative of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation

a work permit holder

an unregistered nurse but your salary will be at least £16,271 while you’re doing your supervised practice or £21,478 after you have Nursing and Midwifery Council registration – and you’ll still be sponsored as a nurse by the same sponsor after you’re registered

Switching to this visa

You can apply to switch from another visa to this visa as long as you do this before your current visa expires, and you satisfy the eligibility criteria. To find out more about switching, call us today.

Contact Winrow Solicitors

Contact us to find out more or to arrange a consultation with an experienced immigration solicitor:

Ian Winrow:
01286 872779
Amy Hughes:
07497 777828

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