Tier 2 visas are for workers from outside the EEA, who have been offered a skilled job in the UK. To apply for a Tier 2 visa, you need a Sponsor - a UK employer who possesses a Sponsor Licence, and who can issue you with a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS).

At White Rose Visas, we have extensive experience of both Tier 2 visas and Sponsor Licensing, ensuring that the recruitment and hiring process is stress-free for both employee and employer.




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What do our Tier 2 clients say about White Rose Visas?

Aliya: Tier 2 (General)

This was my second time working with White Rose Visas, and it was a brilliant experience from beginning to end. The staff at White Rose provide the highest level of customer service, with extremely quick response times and exceptional specialist knowledge of the entire immigration process and regulations. Applying for a visa on your own can be an incredibly stressful experience. However, working with the White Rose staff provides a level of reassurance and comfort in the process that cannot be underestimated, particularly if you are dealing with so many other aspects of starting a new life in a new country. Their support, professionalism, and flexibility throughout the entire process was outstanding, and I cannot recommend them highly enough. I will happily continue to work with White Rose Visas for all my future visa needs!

Desmond: Tier 2 (Minister of Religion)

Thanks to all of you at White Rose Visas, especially Simon, for a job well done.

Types of Tier 2 Working Visas

Tier 2 General Visa

Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer Visa

Tier 2 Sportsperson Visa

Tier 2 Minister of Religion Visa

Restrictions under Tier 2

The Tier 2 visa is tied to a particular employer and if you change employers, or even jobs with the same employer, you will need to make a new application.

Self employment is permitted within Tier 2 under certain circumstances. If you are considering self employment within Tier 2 please contact us for a full assessment of your situation.

Dependants of Tier 2 holders are free to work without restriction.

How to apply

You can apply for a Tier 2 visa up to three months before the day that you are due to start work in the UK.

For the application to succeed, Tier 2 visa applicants must pass the following criteria:

Tier 2 and Settlement

A Tier 2 visa is granted initially for a maximum of five years. After this time an extension application can be made.

Any Tier 2 migrant who made their initial application after 6 April 2011 will be required to meet minimum criteria on salary, educational level, and shortage occupation status in order to apply for Settlement.


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