So, are you made of the right stuff? Do you tick the appropriate boxes? If so, your family’s dream of living in the British Isles could be close enough to touch! It’s just a matter of applying for the UK Tier 2 Sponsorship Visa, and that’s where we at Restless World come in.
How much you pay for a Tier 2 (General) visa depends on your situation, where you are and how you apply.
Tier 2 General (up to 3 years):
|Who you’re applying for||Apply (outside the UK)||Extend or switch in the UK||Extend or switch in person in the UK (premium service)|
|All dependants||£575 each person||£664 each person||£1,164 each person|
You can come to the UK with a Tier 2 (General) visa for a maximum of 5 years and 14 days, or the time given on your certificate of sponsorship plus 1 month, whichever is shorter.
Your stay must start no more than 14 days before the start date on your certificate of sponsorship.
You can apply to extend this visa for up to another 5 years, as long as your total stay is not more than 6 years.
As part of the application process, Tier 2 Sponsorship Visa candidates are required to participate in a mandatory biometric appointment with British authorities, or their appointed representatives. Don’t worry, it won’t hurt a bit!
The available locations for these appointments will be provided to you. Some locations will require you to pay an additional surcharge for your biometric appointment. For Canadian applicants, an additional surcharge of US$100 is applicable to any biometric appointment.
Effective 6th April 2016
All Australian, New Zealand and Canadian citizens will be provided with full access to the British National Health Service (NHS) for the entire term of their visa. This will grant you full rights to the health services that everyday UK citizens get, including visits to the doctor and the hospital, and access to prescription medications at the same prices.
A health service surcharge is payable at the time of purchasing the Settlement Visa. The cost of this surcharge (if any) will vary from applicant to applicant, and will be advised once we have all of your application details. This fee will cover you for the entirety of your visa, whenever you may choose to use it.
When you arrive in the UK and receive your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) card, just flash the card at appropriate NHS locations to gain access to one of the best healthcare systems in the world.
When you receive your application forms they may look extremely simple, but be warned, one slip-up on the UK Tier 2 Sponsorship Visa application can result in a swiftly rejected bid. True to the English spirit, the British High Commission are a particularly cautious bunch, and are remarkably unforgiving of any errors that may have been made on your application. If they sense that something is amiss, they may well turn you down with neither a second thought nor a refund. That’d be one costly typo!
The harsh nature of the visa application process is exactly why Restless World’s resident boffins spend their time investigating all of the ins and outs of the application procedure. With Restless World, you’ll gain access to this brains trust, giving yourself the very best chance of realising your UK dream!