You should read the full policy guidance before you apply.
Apply outside the UK
You must apply online for a Tier 2 (General) visa.
You’ll need to have your fingerprints and photograph taken at a visa application centre (to get a biometric residence permit) as part of your application.
You’ll have to collect your biometric residence permit within 10 days of when you said you’d arrive in the UK.
You may be able to get your visa faster or get other services (like translation) depending on what country you’re in - check with your visa application centre.
You can’t apply online if you’re living in North Korea.
To apply from North Korea you must: