The teaching sector covers a diverse range of specialties and the UK’s increasing emphasis on expanding the school curriculum to include subjects such as coding is helping fuel a need for a wider pool of teachers able to deliver both academic, vocational and leisure subjects in state schools and the private sector.
Duncan Lewis can advise educational establishments, education providers and individuals on Tier 2 visa applications for teachers and other educational professionals not classified elsewhere, who wish to come to the UK to take up an appointment in education.
Teaching and other educational professionals not elsewhere classified are eligible to work in the UK under the regulations covering occupations skilled to NQF Level 6.
Duncan Lewis business immigration lawyers can advise on the international recruitment of qualified and experienced teaching staff – as well as advising on recruiting recent overseas graduates who have qualified as teachers in non-EEA or EU countries, or in the UK.
Any Tier 2 applicants can be sponsored for jobs in certain occupations – and the government has drawn up a list of eligible occupations for teaching and other educational professionals not elsewhere classified wishing to apply for a 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 teaching and other educational professionals not elsewhere classified.
Under the regulations, the sort of roles within a company that would be eligible for a Tier 2 visa application include:
UK Visas & Immigration rules also set out the types of duties a teaching and educational professional not elsewhere classified role might involve to qualify for a Tier 2 visa, including:
The current minimum salary range for a teaching and educational professional not elsewhere classified applying for a Tier 2 UK visa would be £20,500 for an experienced candidate and £20,500 for a new entrant – or £2,100 (new entrant) or £6,200 (experienced candidate) for applicants who entered Tier 2 under the Rules in place before 6 April 2011 and are not subject to the experienced worker rate.
Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013.
Applying for a Tier 2 visa for a teaching and educational professional not elsewhere classified requires expert legal advice on the preparation of the visa application to ensure no delays occur.
Companies should be aware that any delays in the Tier 2 visa application process might potentially jeopardise the timely take up of an appointment by a teaching and education professional (not elsewhere classified).
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 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 regularly advise companies wishing to recruit high-calibre teaching and education professionals from overseas on:
Duncan Lewis business immigration experts are also able to advise on visa appeals for teaching and other education professionals not elsewhere classified wishing to take up appointments in the UK.
As immigration specialists, Duncan Lewis is ranked by Legal 500 2015 for its business immigration services.
For further information on UK visa applications for Teaching and Other Educational Professionals Not Elsewhere Classified, call Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors in confidence on 0333 772 0409 for a FREE initial consultation.