How to Secure a Work Permit in the UK: A Guide by Fountain Solicitors

The process of securing a work permit in the UK can seem daunting, but with the right guidance and expertise, it can be a straightforward journey.

At Fountain Solicitors, we specialise in assisting individuals across Manchester, Newport Wales, Walsall, Birmingham, and other areas in the West Midlands to understand and successfully navigate the complexities of immigration law.

Understanding the Basics of a Work Permit

In the UK, the procedure for obtaining a work permit is managed by the Home Office Border and Immigration Agency.

A work permit, or Tier 2 visa, is designed for skilled workers from outside the European Economic Area who have a job offer in the UK. Here are the essential steps you need to follow:

  1.  Job Offer from a Licensed Sponsor: Before applying for a work permit, you must have a confirmed offer of employment from a UK employer who is licensed by the Home Office to sponsor skilled workers. This employer will act as your sponsor throughout the visa application process.
  2.  Certificate of Sponsorship: Once you have your job offer, your employer must provide you with a Certificate of Sponsorship. This document is vital as it contains important information about the job and your personal details, and it confirms that your employer is willing to sponsor you.
  3. Points-Based Assessment: The UK uses a points-based system to determine eligibility for a work permit. You will need to pass this assessment, which considers factors such as your salary, skills, and your sponsor’s compliance, to qualify for the visa. The specific criteria depend on the category under which you are applying, such as General skilled worker, Intra-company transfer, Sportsperson, or Minister of Religion.

Why Choose Fountain Solicitors?

At Fountain Solicitors, we recognize that each client’s situation is unique.

Our experienced immigration solicitors and qualified caseworkers have extensive knowledge of the appeals processes before the Immigration and Asylum Chamber, First-Tier Tribunal, Upper-Tier Tribunal, High Court, Court of Appeal, and Supreme Court.

We are accredited by the Law Society and Solicitors Regulation Authority, ensuring that we meet the highest standards of legal services.

We act promptly to meet your expectations and tailor our approach to suit your individual needs and requirements.

Get Started with Your Application

If you’re looking to apply for a work permit in the UK and need professional assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Our team at Fountain Solicitors is ready to guide you through every step of the application process, ensuring that you feel supported and confident.

To arrange an appointment or to speak to one of our immigration law solicitors, please call us at 01922 645 429 or complete our enquiry form on our website.

Start your journey to working in the UK with the expert help of Fountain Solicitors.

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