5. Apply

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 (known as ‘biometric information’) taken at a visa application centre as part of your application.

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.

North Korea

You can’t apply online if you’re living in North Korea.

To apply from North Korea you must:

Apply in the UK

You can only extend your existing visa or switch to this visa if you’re already in the UK.