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Looking for more information of a Tier 2 (General) work visa for the UK. 
7th-Sep-2012 09:28 pm
I have been looking into a work visa for the UK and I think I apply to most all of the fields except a sponsor. How would you go about finding a sponsor? I just need a little more information on the subject. I currently do not have a degree, but I do have an advanced position at a large company and I also have transferable skills from a couple different fields. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
8th-Sep-2012 01:36 am (UTC)
You said before that your SO doesn't meet the income requirement to sponsor you - does she have a parent or sibling willing to sponsor you or co-sponsor with her?
8th-Sep-2012 01:39 am (UTC)
I have never thought of that. I would have to ask her. I truly didn't know that was an option. Thanks I will look into that.
8th-Sep-2012 01:41 am (UTC)
NP. My husband moved from the UK to the US on a fiancé visa that I sponsored him on, so I don't know much about the other way around - but a friend of mine moved to Australia sponsored by her fiancée and her brother.

Edited at 2012-09-08 01:41 am (UTC)
8th-Sep-2012 01:46 am (UTC)
Yes, if she was moving here there would be no issues, because I could sponsor her, but vice versa it's a bit more complicated. Thanks for all the insight I will be speaking with her in a little while so I'll run the idea pass her and see what see knows. Thanks again.
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8th-Sep-2012 07:16 am (UTC)
Third party support hadn't been allowed since 9 July.
8th-Sep-2012 07:19 am (UTC)
Ah, my apologies.
8th-Sep-2012 07:11 am (UTC)
I suggest posting this in the brits-americans forum on LJ, it has lots of members who have emigrated to the UK from the US and check out the posts on UK Yankee for more specific visa information.

I wrote you a really extended answer but the stupid iPad froze and it vanished into the cyber ether, so here's the short version. I married an American and had to move to the US because I too didn't meet the income requirements for sponsorship. I owned my own home, no mortgage and I have a degree, but that counted for nada. My parents were both retired so they couldn't act as sponsors either.

From what I understand it's getting harder and harder to get into the UK from non EEA countries.
I'd suggest having the talk about how prepared your SO would be to move Stateside instead. Whichever way you have to go its a long, tough and expensive journey and tests even the strongest of relationships.

Log every phone all, text, email. Get pictures of you together where the background is visible.
You're in for a bumpy ride, so good luck!
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