Ever since the Tier 1, Highly Skilled Workers visa was abolished, the Tier 2 route has become the primary visa application for those highly skilled workers who already have a job offer in the UK.
There are a number of requirements for an application for a Tier 2 visa to help attain a positive result.
The successful applicant will need to show that they have:
Upon a successful application, the visa granted should be for a term that is equal to the employment specified in the visa application.
In the event that the term of employment is extended or the applicant moves employment that necessitates a longer stay, the original visa may be extended following due application.
At present, the UK Government imposes a cap of 20,700 Tier 2 visa per year. However, those applicants who have a salary over £150,000 per year are not considered part of the cap and may be entitled to the Tier 2 visa if the annual cap is reached or not.