I am considering employing Brazilians to work as IT contractors in the UK will they need to have Tier 2 work permit? What else will they need legally?
Firstly you will need a license as an employer who can issue Certificates of Sponsorship. You will be allotted a certain number depending on your qualifications. Once these are issued to the future employee, they can then apply for a Tier 2 visa. There are many requirements such as minimum pay requirement, RMLT as well as the demonstrated skills to do the job.