Tier 2 applicants must score at least 70 points on the Tier 2 visa points test, including ten points each for maintenance funds and English language proficiency, though applicants whose Tier 2 sponsor can guarantee their maintenance with the UK Home Office gain ten points automatically. Only 'A rated' sponsors have this option. The tables below give a detailed breakdown of how points are awarded for Tier 2.
Applicants must score at least 50 points from table 1.a, and the full 20 points from table 1.b
Tier 2 points table 1.a
Job offer and Certificate of Sponsorship
Job's prospective salary
Job offer on Shortage Occupation List
NVQ level 3
GBP17,000 – 19,999
Other job offer (must pass Resident Labour Market Test)
Bachelor's or Master's degree
GBP20,000 – 21,999
Intra-company transfer job
GBP22,000 – 23,999
|£24,000 and above||20|
Tier 2 points table 1.b
Maintenance funds: At least GBP945, held for 3 months or more*
English Language proficiency
*Unless the Tier 2 sponsor can guarantee their maintenance with the UK Home Office. Only 'A rated' sponsors have this option.
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