Tier 1 PSW or Tier 4 Student? We can help you find a UK Sponsor and Tier 2 visa!

If you have a contract or employment and would like help finding a sponsor call the London office on 0344 991 9222 or email us at uk@workpermit.com

Are you in the UK with a Tier 1 (Post Study Work) visa or Tier 4 Student visa? Are you working or have found work in the UK – perhaps in banking or IT? Unfortunately many employers are unable or unwilling to sponsor foreign workers.

Providing you have found suitable work, we can help you find a Tier 2 sponsor and transfer to the Tier 2 (General) skilled worker visa stream. The requirements are easier if you are switching from a Tier 1 PSW or Tier 4 Student visa (at degree level) to a Tier 2 Visa.

The Tier 1 (Post Study Work) visa stream (PSW) allowed international graduates of UK universities to stay in the UK for two years after graduation. The PSW visa stream was closed to new entrants in April 2012 but those with existing PSW visas were allowed to stay until the expiry of their visas.

No need for Resident Labour Market Testing

If you are in the UK on a Tier 4 visa or Tier 1 PSW visa, you can apply to remain on the Tier 2 (General) skilled worker visa.

Your employer will not have to undertake labour market testing to show that they cannot find someone else to do the job as it would for other Tier 2 (General) applicants.

If you are not on a Tier 1 PSW visa or Tier 4 student visa to qualify for a Tier 2 (General) visa you must normally be in an occupation that is either on the list of shortage occupations or which passes the Resident Labour Market Test.

No settled worker who can do the job

To complete the Resident Labour Market Test, your employer must be able to show that there is no settled worker in the UK who can do your job. Normally the employer will need to advertise the job nationally in the UK.

If you have suitable work, but the employer is unable or unwilling to sponsor you we at workpermit.com can help you find a company that will sponsor your visa application. Without a sponsor, you cannot apply for a Tier 2 (General) visa.

If you are already working, whether on a permanent or contract basis, we can help you with your Tier 2 visa application.

We can help find sponsors

Sanwar Ali of workpermit.com said 'We are able to help foreign workers who are in the UK with PSW visas, or with other time-limited visas, to find a sponsor and transfer to the Tier 2 (General) visa stream. Whether you are working in IT, banking or any other sector, we can help you'.

Please be advised that, if you want to switch to Tier 2 without leaving the UK, it is advisable to apply to the UK immigration authorities before your current UK visa expires.

If you would like to apply for a visa WorkPermit.com can help. WorkPermit.com is a specialist visa consultancy with 25 years of experience dealing with visa applications. We can help with a wide range of visa applications to your country of choice. Please feel free to contact us for further details.

If you have a contract or employment and would like help finding a sponsor call the London office on 0344 991 9222 or email us at uk@workpermit.com