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Skilled Worker Visa Extension Lawyers in London (Formerly Tier 2 Visa)

If you’ve been offered a skilled job in the UK, you need to apply for a Tier 2 Visa before you move.

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Tier 2 General Visas Services

If you are working in the UK under a Tier 2 Visa, there are a few common reasons for needing to extend it. These include changing jobs, being sponsored by a new sponsor, or your Tier 2 Visa expiring. The initial Tier 2 visa allows applicants to work in the UK for up to 5 years. After this period, you must apply for a Skilled Worker/Tier 2 general visa which grants applicants a further 5 years in the UK.

To qualify for a UK Skilled Worker/UK Tier 2 visa extension, you must meet a number of requirements, including working for a UK employer who has been approved by the Home Office, and doing a job from the eligible list of occupations. You must also meet the financial requirements of the visa. The standard fee ranges from £610 to £1,408 depending on your circumstances.

Clients benefit from a top-class service at a fixed fee, meaning that all of our prices are transparent and upfront, helping your company budget accordingly for the legal fees.

After 5 years, applicants can apply for settlement.

Allows you to bring dependents under the age of 18, and spouse or partner to the UK.

Dependents under the age of 18 entitled to free UK education.

I used Westkin to get a Tier 2 work visa for myself as well as dependent visas for my family and thanks to their help we were able to complete the process seamlessly within 3 months. They navigated us step by step through the entire process and made sure they're were no hiccups.

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Further detail

Detailed information about our Tier 2 General Extension service

As the Tier 2 Visa route has now changed to Skilled Worker, the extension process can vary depending on when you first came to the UK and when you got your certificate of sponsorship. It is recommended that you consult legal assistance when applying for a Skilled Worker extension to ensure your application and supporting documentation are correct.

At Westkin, our Immigration Lawyers are highly experienced in both Tier 2 and Skilled Worker extensions, and can help to make the process more straightforward for you. Please get in touch today to find out how we can further assist you with your Tier 2 Visa extension.

The Skilled Worker/Tier 2 general visa extension requirements are:

  • You must have the same job as when you were given your previous permission to enter or stay in the UK.
  • Your job is in the same occupation code as when you were given your previous permission to enter or stay in the UK.
  • You’re still working for the employer who gave you your current certificate of sponsorship.

You’ll also be required to include some supporting documentation in your Tier 2 renewal application. This includes either providing your biometric information such as fingerprints and a photograph at a UKVCAS service point, or using the UK Immigration: ID Check app to scan your own identity documentation.

Westkin has a highly trained team of Skilled Worker and Tier 2 immigration lawyers who are ready to assist you with your case. From managing your application and conversations with your sponsor, to gathering the necessary documentation to support your case, we can help to make the process easier for you.

Get in touch today for expert assistance with your Skilled Worker visa extension.

FAQS

Your frequently asked questions

Yes. Under what used to be called the Tier 2 Provisions, once you have a licence you can hire an unlimited number of foreign workers so long as the appropriate salaries are paid.
No, although you need to prove the vacancy is genuine, there is no specific market labour test that needs to be adopted.
No. The system requires that only skilled workers are hired from abroad, but the government have recently loosened the definition of skilled worker and so our team can advise on which new roles can be hired for.
No, the candidate must be full time and ideally have a permanent position.
No, the sponsoring employer must employ the worker directly.

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