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Musicians - UK Visa Applications


Duncan Lewis business immigration solicitors can advise on Skilled Worker (formerly known as Tier 2) visas and the international recruitment of musicians coming to the UK to take up appointments in orchestras, as solo or group performers – or as teachers in UK schools and educational institutions.


Musicians are eligible to work in the UK under the regulations covering skills shortages in occupations qualified to NQF Level 6.


Duncan Lewis business immigration lawyers frequently advise companies and individuals on international recruitment and Skilled Worker (formerly known as Tier 2) visa applications – as well as advising on recruiting recent overseas music graduates who have qualified in the UK and wish to take up an appointment in an orchestra, as a performer or as a teacher in the UK after graduating.


Any Skilled Worker (formerly known as Tier 2) applicants can be sponsored for jobs in certain occupations – and the government has drawn up a list of eligible occupations for musicians wishing to apply for a Skilled Worker (formerly known as Tier 2) visa to take up a position in the UK.


UK Visas & Immigration regulations set out in the Codes of Practice for Skilled Workers such as musicians.


Under the regulations, the sort of musician appointments that would be eligible for a Skilled Worker (formerly known as Tier 2) visa application include:

  • Composer
  • Musician
  • Organist
  • Pianist
  • Songwriter
  • Violinist.


UK Visas & Immigration rules also set out the types of duties a musician might undertake to qualify for a Skilled Worker (formerly known as Tier 2) visa, including:


  • conceives and writes original music
  • tunes instrument and studies and rehearses score
  • plays instrument as a soloist or as a member of a group or orchestra
  • scores music for different combinations of voices and instruments to produce desired effect
  • auditions and selects performers and rehearses and conducts them in the performance of the composition.


We will be able to advise you further on this; kindly get in touch with us at privateimmigration@duncanlewis.com / businessimmigration@duncanlewis.com


Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors – UK Visa Applications & Appeals – Musicians


Applying for a Skilled Worker (formerly known as Tier 2) visa for a musician joining your UK operation requires expert legal advice on the preparation of the visa application to ensure no delays occur – any delays in the Skilled Worker (formerly known as Tier 2) visa application process might potentially jeopardise the timely take up of a musician appointment.


Duncan Lewis immigration experts are one of the UK’s leading specialist immigration and business immigration solicitors, with a highly successful track record in advising companies and professionals on business immigration and the UK visa application process.


Duncan Lewis immigration lawyers have offices nationwide and in most major cities – and our national and London immigration lawyers can advise companies wishing to recruit high-calibre candidates from overseas on:


  • Skilled Worker (formerly known as Tier 2) Licence 
  • Skilled Worker (formerly known as Tier 2) Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS)
  • Skilled Worker (formerly known as Tier 2) Visa Applications
  • Skilled Worker (formerly known as Tier 2) Intra Company Transfers
  • Standard UK Visa for Business Visits.


Duncan Lewis business immigration experts are also able to advise on visa appeals for musicians wishing to take up appointments in the UK.


For further information on UK visa applications for Musicians, call Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors in confidence on 0333 772 0409 or e-mail us at privateimmigration@duncanlewis.com / businessimmigration@duncanlewis.com


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