If you are a non EU citizen and have been offered a skilled job in the UK, you will need to apply for a visa.
To do this, you will need to be employed by a licensed sponsor who will confirm that you can perform the work for which you were hired.
You can start the visa application 3 months before you’re due to start work in the UK.
After getting the Tier 2 (General) visa you can stay in the UK for a maximum of 5 years.
With the visa you are allowed to work for your sponsor, do a second job in certain circumstances, do voluntary work, study, travel abroad and return to the UK and bring family members with you. However, you cannot own more than 10% of your sponsor’s shares, get public funds, apply for a second job until you’ve started working for your sponsor.
To be eligible, you need to:
Read everything you need to know at the UK Government website here.