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Hi Frontier Mole, yes I am on a T5 YMS and am aware of the requirement to return home to apply.Frontier Mole wrote: ↑Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:51 amAre you here as T5 YMS?
If yes then the whole RLMT would apply from the start and you have to return home to apply for a Tier 2 visa.
If the role is classed a a PhD role, it still has to meet a SOC that allows RLMT exemption. So it is important that the SOC is known.
Would you have to interview etc all from the start - yes. If an individual was found from the settled work force they would take precedence over you as long as they meet the minimum criteria. Even if you are more qualified etc.
As a Government Department you will have to go though a whole series of protocols that are different this time round for a substantive full time role.
My experience of this process mixed with Tier 2 suggests it is onerous and very drawn out.