71. Tier 2 (General) Migrants, Tier 2 (Minister of Religion) Migrants and Tier 2 (Sportsperson) Migrants: entry clearance.

These routes enable employers in the United Kingdom to recruit workers from outside the European Economic Area ('the EEA') to fill a particular vacancy that cannot be filled by a British or EEA worker1. The entry requirements differ slightly according to whether the applicant is applying under the Tier 2 (General) route, the Tier 2 (Minister of Religion2) route or the Tier 2 (Sportsperson) route.

All migrants arriving in the United Kingdom and wishing to enter as a Tier 2 Migrant in one of these categories must have a valid entry clearance for entry; otherwise entry will be refused3. To qualify for entry clearance an applicant must meet the following r