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.
Find out how to get your visa decision faster - this depends on what country you’re in. Check if your visa application centre offers faster decisions and other services.
You cannot apply online if you’re living in North Korea.
To apply from North Korea you must:
- download the application form and guidance - read the guidance if you need help filling in the form
- read the instructions to find out where to take your completed form
Apply in the UK
Check if you can apply from inside the UK to: