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This section provides information regarding the eligibility of those who have a firm job offer from a UK based employer. The ‘Work Permit’ scheme will be replaced by the new Tier 2 points based system in November 2008. Visa Direct has ensured that it possesses ample knowledge and the expertise to ensure that its clients benefit from a comprehensive and successful application, each and every time.

Typically, the Home Office will issue a work permit for a specific individual to perform a specific job. There are only certain types of work that will be considered, and only when the employer has been unsuccessful in recruiting a potential candidate from within the European Economic Area (EEA). There are varying requirements which must be satisfied, dependent on the particular arrangements in force. Contact Visa Direct today to assist in evaluating the relevant requirements and evaluate the possibility of a successful application.

In order to make a ‘Business and Commercial’ work permit application, the employer must:
  • Be based in the UK.
  • Employ the employee and have a genuine vacancy in the UK.
  • You are responsible for the post and the delivery of any project or piece of work.
  • The gross pay and conditions are what you would give a resident worker and meet the national minimum wage.
  • The employment meets UK legislation and you have ensured that you and your employee have obtained any necessary registration or licensing.
  • The person is suitably qualified or experienced enough to do the job.
  • There are no suitably qualified or experienced resident workers available.
The employee must satisfy the following:
  • A UK degree level qualification.
  • A higher national diploma (HND) level qualification, relevant to the post on offer.
  • A HND level qualification, which is not relevant to the post on offer, plus one year of relevant full-time work experience at national/Scottish vocational qualification (N/SVQ) level three or above.

For further information on Business and Commercial work permit arrangements you can contact Visa Direct for further information and how we can take the stress and strain from applying.

 

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