Migration Advisory Committee proposes tightening of Tier 2 skilled migrant route
245G-245GF > Tier 2 (ICT) * note 245GF(d) settlement requirement.
245H-245HF > Tier 2 (General), Tier 2 (Minister of Religion) and Tier 2 (Sportsperson).
Immigration Rules appendix I: pay rules for Tier 2 settlement (Archived)
Immigration Rules appendix J: codes of practice for skilled work
Appendix - A, B, C, E
Tier 2 Priority Service
Tier 2 (Caseworker's Guidance).
Guidance (Applicant's Guidance).
UK visa sponsorship for employers > Sponsor a Tier 2 or 5 worker: guidance for employers
319AA - 319J > Family Members: Teir 2 (General); Tier 2 (Intra-company Transfer); Tier 2 (Minister of Religion); Tier 2 (Sportsperson).
Caseworker guidance for dependants.
Applicant's guidance for dependants.
FAQs for ILRSTATEMENT OF INTENT: CHANGES TO TIER 1, TIER 2 AND TIER 5 OF THE POINTS BASED SYSTEM; OVERSEAS DOMESTIC WORKERS; AND VISITORS wrote:APPLICATION OF THE NEW RULES
The various changes set out in this statement will come into effect at different times:
The new rules on Tier 2 settlement (pay threshold of £35,000) will apply to anyone who entered or switched into Tier 2 of the Points-Based System under the rules in force from 6 April 2011 and who will therefore be eligible to make a settlement application in this category from April 2016 (i.e. after five years). The settlement pay threshold of £35,000 will not apply to those who entered Tier 2 under the rules in force on 5 April 2011.
The new rules limiting leave in Tier 2 to a maximum of six years will apply to those who entered Tier
2 after 6 April 2011. Those who entered before then (i.e. those who entered under the rules in place on or before 5 April 2011) are not affected and
may apply for further periods of temporary leave. However, the 12 month ‘cooling off ’ period will apply to any Tier 2 migrant who leaves the UK and applies for entry clearance on or after 6 April 2012, regardless of when their previous leave was granted. It will also apply to those who switch out of Tier 2 while in the UK and who wish to re-apply to Tier 2 on or after 6 April 2012.