UK immigration and work visas.
Do you want to leave your country and go to work in a European country? There are many possibilities for going to Europe and obtaining a legal visa allowing you to enter European territory. In this article, we will see how to obtain a work immigration visa as for the United Kingdom.
Before getting to the heart of the matter, know that certain skills are required to work in the United Kingdom. Indeed, what you do there must be directly related to the work you do in your country.
UK Work Visa (Tier 2 General Visa)
The British government requires several conditions to accept a work visa application. The required documents are as follows:
The certificate of an employer in the UK who wants to hire you. Without this document, this type of visa may be refused.
A valid passport.
Provide a bank statement showing a balance of at least £945 in the last 90 days, or an accommodation certificate for the first month of your stay in the UK.
Additional documents depending on the country and social status of the applicant.
Obtain fingerprints and a photocopy of the application at the Visa Application Center (for biometric residence permit).
After your acceptance, you will be able to obtain a biometric residence permit within 10 days of your arrival in the UK.
Does a UK work visa allow you to bring family members to the UK?
This visa allows you to bring your partner (wife or husband) as well as your children, up to 18 years old.
If you wish to bring a family member over the age of 18, you must provide all financial information 90 days prior to the visa date. Simply because the government imposes a minimum amount to support each person you take.
For example, you will need to have £2205 if you want to go to the UK with your spouse and child (£945 to support yourself, plus £630 for your spouse, and £630 for your child ).
As part of the application, you will need their fingerprints and photo ID for the ostension of the biometric residence permit.
You can get a biometric residence permit within 30 days of arriving in the UK.
In exceptional cases, the British government may also extend the duration of your visa and grant you a residence permit. It is possible, provided you are still working where you started or have a formal position and your children have reached the age of 18.
How long can you extend your work permit?
You can request the extension of your visa for a maximum period of 5 years under the same conditions as your first visa with regard to biometric information (fingerprints, photo, etc.).
In addition, you will have to pay fees, including additional fees for health programs included in the application.
In the event of a job change, you must present a certificate of recommendation from the new employer.
The British Government requires every visa applicant to be fluent in English. Each person must pass the B1 exam in written and oral comprehension and expression.
People holding diplomas and bachelor’s degrees in English are exempt from this exam.
Similarly, residents of countries with English as an official language, such as Nigeria, are excluded from this procedure.