If you have been offered a skilled job in the UK and your prospective employer is willing to sponsor you, you can apply for Tier 2 visa and come or remain here to do that job.
The Tier 2 (General) category is for foreign nationals who have been offered a skilled job to fill a gap in the workforce that cannot be filled by a settled worker.
The Tier 2 (Minister of religion) category is for people who have been offered employment or posts or roles within their faith communities in the UK as: ministers of religion undertaking preaching and pastoral work; missionaries; or members of religious orders.
The Tier 2 (Sportsperson) category is for elite sportspeople and coaches who are internationally established at the highest level, and will make a significant contribution to the development of their sport. Your application will need to be endorsed by your sport’s governing body.
Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) visa if you are an employee of a multi-national company and are being transferred to a UK based branch of the same organisation either on a long term basis or for frequent short visits. You cannot use this route if you are an employee of an overseas organisation that is not linked by common ownership or control to the UK entity.
Tier 2 Visa – Same Day Service and Tier 2 Priority Application Service are available.