change of employment
With a Tier 2 Visa for Change of Employment it is the company as opposed to the applicant that initiates this process, which takes place while the applicant is already working in the UK. It is necessary for an applicant to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship and to undergo a reassessment under the Points Test.The objective of this visa is to enable the applicant to move to another post within their company, or to another employer altogether. Under the terms of this visa the applicants is permitted to work full-time for the employer throughout his or her stay.The maximum stay under this type of permit is five years, dependant upon the terms requested by the sponsoring company. Following this period it may be possible to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). However the issue of a Type 2 Visa Change of Employment Visa does not imply the automatic right to live and work in the UK as such.