What are the needed documents for work visa in UK?
Working abroad is a very fast way to gain experience. The first thing you need to know, however, is that the work visa is the only visa that allows you to engage in paid work. While you can work with the others, you cannot receive cash for the work done. The next thing you probably need to know is that you must have already gotten a job in the UK before being allowed to travel to work there.
Before you can apply you must satisfy the following work permit requirements:
- Possess a letter of employment or a letter of offer of employment. The former means that you have already been employed while the latter means that there is a chance that you will be employed on getting to the United Kingdom. This letter must come from your employer otherwise called a sponsor.
- Pass the points-based assessment.
- Have a decent proficiency in English language.
Types of UK work visa
There are three types of work visas in the United Kingdom; Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 5. Tier 4 can sometimes be included because sometimes, the students are given the chance to work but that is if they fulfill certain conditions.
Tier 1 Visa: Exceptional Talent
This type of visa is said to be endorsed by the UK Home Office and a limited number of them are produced each year. As the name implies, it is a visa issued to individuals who are authorities in their field. It remains valid for up to five years and can be renewed for five years more.
Tier 2 Visa: General
The general visa covers everyone who is offered a job in the United Kingdom. It is valid for up to six years and the processing will require the constant attention of the sponsor i.e. the employer.
Tier 2 Visa: Intra-company Transfer
A movement between companies, promotions which otherwise leads you to other branches are regular things in an office. The intra-company transfer visa is for those whose company transfers them to the UK branch from another foreign country branch. Depending on the role the person is playing in the new branch, the visa can last from 6 months to 9 nines.