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Tier 2 Sponsorship

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This route enables UK employers to recruit workers from outside the EEA to fill a particular vacancy that cannot be filled by a British or EEA worker.

It also enables multinational employers to transfer their existing employees from outside the EEA to their UK branch for training purposes or to fill a specific vacancy that cannot be filled by a British or EEA worker.

Skilled workers from outside the European Economic Area require a Certificate of Sponsorship (“COS”) and an entry clearance before they can start work. The UK Government has developed a rigid system of qualifying criteria that must be met before a COS can be assigned.

Furthermore, there is a cap on the number of new entrants to the Tier 2 scheme each year as part of the Government’s attempts to reduce reliance on foreign workers. A strict resident labour market test is required in most cases.

We work with a significant number of employers, large and small, across a wide range of business sectors to manage sponsorship issues and ensure that workers arrive in good time and with a complete set of compliance documentation.

Sponsored migrants under Tier 2 (General) can apply for indefinite leave to remain (permanent residence) after five years in the UK.


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