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Tier 2 Immigration Barristers

There are currently four categories of skilled worker under the points-based system:

  • Tier 2 (General): for foreign nationals who have been offered a skilled job to fill a gap in the workforce that cannot be filled by a settled worker;
  • Tier 2 (Minister of religion): for people who have been offered employment or posts or roles within their faith communities in the UK as ministers of religion undertaking preaching and pastoral work; missionaries; or members of religious orders;
  • Tier 2 (Sportsperson): for elite sportspeople and coaches who are internationally established at the highest level, and will make a significant contribution to the development of their sport;
  • Tier 2 (Intra company transfer): for employees of multinational companies who are being transferred by their overseas employer to a UK branch of the organisation, either on a long-term basis or for frequent short visits. There are four sub-categories: long-term staff; short-term staff; graduate trainee; and skills transfer.

There are a number of categories which are now closed, which are listed below.   People who here under those categories who wish to extend their stay in the UK will need to apply to switch into one of the Tier 2 categories above:

  • Work permit holders (except Bulgarian and Romanian nationals)
  • Ministers of religion, missionaries and members of religious orders
  • Members of airport-based operational ground staff of an overseas-owned airline

We also advise temporary workers, including those wishing to enter or remain under the following sub-categories of Tier 5:

  • Tier 5 (Temporary worker - creative and sporting)
  • Tier 5 (Temporary worker - charity workers)
  • Tier 5 (Temporary worker - religious workers)
  • Tier 5 (Temporary worker - government authorised exchange)
  • Tier 5 (Temporary worker - international agreement)
  • Tier 5 (Youth mobility scheme)

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