Skilled workers (Tier 2 PBS)

This section contains information about the routes available to skilled workers who have been offered jobs in the UK.

If you are a national of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, the European nationalssection describes your right to work in the UK.

If you are a national of a country outside the EEA or Switzerland (except Turkey – see below), you will need to apply under Tier 2 of the points-based system. You must:

  • have a job offer from a licensed sponsor and a valid certificate of sponsorship; and
  • pass a points-based assessment.

Categories of skilled worker

There areĀ 4 categories of skilled worker under the points-based system: