Student Immigration Service

Skilled Worker (previously Tier 2)

The Skilled Worker visa is the main immigration route for migrants who wish to work in the UK.

Skilled Worker route

The Skilled Worker visa is the main work route under the Points Based Immigration System. It was introduced on 1 December 2020 and has replaced a visa previously known as Tier 2 (General).


We do not provide a checking service for Skilled route applications. You’ll find full information about Skilled route by reading the resources listed on this page.  However, if there is anything you do not understand about this information, we are happy to answer general enquiries.

For more information on what happens at the end of your studies:

At the end of your studies