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Work visas – Tier 2 and Tier 5

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Ensuring the recruitment and retention of skilled personnel is key to the success of businesses. We represent both employers and employees to enable skilled workers to come to or remain in the UK to work in Tier 2 and Tier 5 and also in other work based routes.

Tier 2 enables skilled workers to come to the UK with a work permit up to six years. Applicants must have a UK based sponsor (employer) that holds a Sponsor Licence to employ migrant workers from outside from the EEA.

Tier 2 is divided into four categories:

  • General – for workers coming to the UK to fill a gap that cannot be filled by a UK or EEA worker or a shortage occupation
  • Intra-Company transfers – for employees of multi-national companies being transferred to a skilled job in their UK based branch
  • Elite sports person
  • Ministers of Religion

As Tier 2 is part of the Point Based System applicants need to score points for entry into or stay in the UK. This means that an application needs to be made on the correct basis and with all the necessary supporting documents from the outset.

It is particularly important to ensure that the role a migrant worker wishes to undertake meets the relevant skills and salary requirements for Tier 2 and that they can meet the English Language and maintenance requirements.

Tier 5 enables short-term and temporary workers to come to the UK to undertake roles in specific work categories. Again applicants must have a UK based sponsor (employer) that holds a Sponsor Licence to recruit temporary workers from outside the EEA, unless applying under the Youth Mobility Scheme.

Employers

We have extensive experience of assisting employers in applying for and administering Sponsor Licences in Tier 2 and Tier 5, including advising on immigration compliance issues.

Brexit Update

The Home Office has released an employer tool kit for businesses employing EU nationals with advice for employers on how to support employees and their families on applying for settled status.

Employees

We provide advice to help those wishing to work in the UK identify the most appropriate route available.

Some work routes can lead to obtaining permanent residence in the UK. If this is something that an employee wishes to achieve it is important to ensure that the correct route is identified for the worker and their family members.

We assist with visa applications including initial applications, extensions of stay and Indefinite Leave to Remain for them and their family members.

Our Legal 500 list a specialist team in Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields and is headed by highly experienced partner, Bryony Rest. Bryony and the team advise on all aspects of business immigration, wherever you are in the UK or abroad. We have a proven track record of assisting clients in the recruitment and retention of key staff for their businesses and in assisting those who wish to enter or remain in the UK to undertake these roles.

Contact Us
Contact us to find out how we can assist you.

You can talk to Pierrette Tshibuyi by telephone on 0191 232 9547  (ext. 1305) or contact her by email to Pierrette.Tshibuyi@davidgray.co.uk

Our Fees

In accordance with rules published by the SRA, as of December 2018 all firms offering this type of work must publish details of prices and personnel undertaking the work.  Please see our dedicated fees page for more information.

The team specialising in this area of work

  • Partner
  • Solicitor
  • Trainee Solicitor