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Hi all.

Could someone advise if there is a visa that allows my son in law to work in the UK and for him to bring his wife and child as dependents? They presently live in the US and are both US citizens.

He has a job offer starting at 25,000 per annum. They will live with myself and my wife as we have a 4 bedroom house we own.

Thanks.
 

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They are both US citizens plus baby.

My wife is a US citizen here on a 5-year spouse visa. I`m British.


25,000 would be his starting salary, with overtime and bonus he will make over 30,000.

He is trained in a special type of surgery. It`s currently not offered in the UK, only in the US where he trained.

He will work under the supervision of a UK surgeon.

No-one in the UK knows how to do this procedure, except the surgeon who is currently being trained in the US.
 

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Unless he obtains a Tier 2 visa from a sponsoring employer he won't be able to take up the job.

It's going to be up to the employer to justify the visa.

Is he a medical professional or some sort of 'technician' ?
 

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He is a specialist technician.

The employer is willing to offer him the tier2 visa. Does this mean the employer has to apply for it? If he gets it, is he allowed to bring his family with him?
 

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I`ve just checked and he is allowed to bring his family. The job on offer in not on the specialist skill list. Does this mean he will just apply for a generaltier2 visa?
 

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No. He applies for it. The employer needs to issue him a certificate of sponsorship. His wife and child each have to apply for Tier 2 dependent visas. There is a maintenance requirement.

Read the link:

https://www.gov.uk/tier-2-general
 

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He is a specialist technician.

The employer is willing to offer him the tier2 visa. Does this mean the employer has to apply for it? If he gets it, is he allowed to bring his family with him?
Read up on the Tier 2 visa:

https://www.gov.uk/tier-2-general/overview

The applicant can apply for it but he must have the paperwork from a licensed sponsor.

Yes, dependents can be brought to the UK. Read what is required for them in the link I gave you.
 

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Thanks, guys.

The employer is going to apply for a licence and offer the certificate to him providing the employer is accepted by the government.
 

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Thought I`d update as there nothing worse than reading a post and the end result is not updated. Sorry, it`s a bit late.
My son in law was promoted at his work so they decided to stay in the US.
They had a second child 2 months ago. My wife decided she wants to be in the US with them. So she is there right now and i`m in the UK. She wants to stay in the US.
I`m starting a new thread on the difficult situation I now find myself in.
 

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Thought I`d update as there nothing worse than reading a post and the end result is not updated. Sorry, it`s a bit late.
My son in law was promoted at his work so they decided to stay in the US.
They had a second child 2 months ago. My wife decided she wants to be in the US with them. So she is there right now and i`m in the UK. She wants to stay in the US.
I`m starting a new thread on the difficult situation I now find myself in.
Don't start a new thread, continue with this one......
 

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I started one in the US forum as its a different subject. Hope its in the correct place.
Yes. If you are trying to obtain a visa to live and work in the US, the US forum is where you should be posting. Good luck!
 
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