Tier 2

Tier 2

You can apply for a Tier 2 (General) visa if:

  • you’ve been offered a skilled job in the UK
  • you’re from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland
  • have a valid certificate of sponsorship for your job
  • be paid an appropriate salary for your job
  • meet the English language requirement
  • have personal savings in order to support yourself when you arrive in the UK
  • show you can travel and your travel history over the last 5 years
  • have tuberculosis test results if you’re from a listed country
  • provide a criminal record certificate from any country you’ve lived in for 12 months or more in the last 10 years, if you’ll be working with vulnerable people
  • You may be eligible to switch from Tier 4 visa