Path to the UK
The UK visa system allows highly skilled foreign workers in the IT sector to obtain a Tier 2 visa sponsored by UK employers, typically for a 3-5 year period. The CIS Resourcing team work with our candidates and clients throughout the visa process to ensure there are no problems. 

  1. CIS Resourcing interview process
    CIS Resourcing interview process
    On line conversation, further explanation of company and role to candidate; process overview; CV and history assessment, brief assessment of technical skills and relevant competencies for the role; references, face to face interview
  2. On a Tier 2 visa, you can
    On a Tier 2 visa, you can
    work for your sponsor, do a second job in the same sector, study as long as it doesn't interfere with the job you're sponsored for, bring family members with you
  3. On a Tier 2 visa you cannot
    On a Tier 2 visa you cannot
    own more than 10% of your sponsor's shares (unless you earn more than £153,500 a year),start working before you get the visa, apply for a second job until you've started working for your sponsor, get public funds
  4. How long it will take:
    How long it will take:
    For successful candidates a decision and your visa usually within 3 weeks. Times may vary considerably by employers.
The United Kingdom (UK), especially London, is known as one of the technology hubs of the world. East London Tech City has also been named "Silicon Roundabout", after the famous Silicon Valley in San Francisco. This area is home to one of the largest tech start-up clusters around the globe.

The UK suffers from a major skills shortage in many sectors, with demand for technology staff having far outstripped supply for many years. The UK depends on people from all over the world to make the country successful.