Candidate can apply for Tier 2 Skill work (General) visa if:
- You have been offered the job and skilled work in the UK.
- You are outside the UK and Switzerland.
You need to provide the certificate of sponsorship from that sponsor who has licensed before applying for work and job in the UK.
The work must be same as your sponsor working in some organization.
How long it will take
You need to apply for a visa before 3 months the day you start working in the UK. This date appeared on the certificate of your sponsorship.
You are able to get a decision on the visa within 3 weeks when you apply for a visa in the UK from outside.
How much you have to pay for Tier 2 (General) visa this depends on the situation where you are applying for a visa. Fees details also given in the link which available at the bottom of this page.
As per your application requirements, you will pay the healthcare surcharge fee details of shortage occupation fee are listed then you have to check in the link.
How long you can stay in Tier 2 Skill Work (General) Visa
You are allowed in the UK with Tier 2 visa for a maximum of 5 years and 14 days, or the given time in your certificate of sponsorship and 1 month given for shorter.
After getting expires your visa you can apply for an extension of your visa before the expiration of your current visa, but you do not stay more than 6 years.
How to Apply for Visa
Before applying you should read the full guidance of policy. You will pay all the healthcare surcharge which is part of your application.
You must apply online for Tier 2 (general) visa all type of requirements of photograph and fingerprints and biometric verification taken in your visa application center.
You have to collect the biometric permit and other verification within 10 days before arriving in the UK you may be able to get the visa and other services faster.
This link can give you more details about this visa check for more details.