Forms Under Employment, Business and Investment Visas

Entry Clearance

Entry clearance is the procedure used by Entry Clearance Officers (ECOs) at British missions overseas to check, before a person arrives in the UK, if that person qualifies under the Immigration Rules for entry to the UK.

Outside the UK

Inside the UK

Extension of Visa For Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)

Outside the UK

Inside the UK

When considering this application we will decide only whether you qualify as a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur). We will not consider whether you qualify for leave to remain for any other reason. You must use a different form if you want to stay for another reason.

Extension of Visa For Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)

Outside the UK

Inside the UK

You may qualify under this route if you are already internationally recognised as having made significant contributions as a leader in your field, or you have already demonstrated potential to contribute significantly as a future leader in your field.
Annex A of this document describes the criteria you would need to meet.

Extension of Visa For Tier 1 (Investor)

Outside the UK

Inside the UK

Switch to or extend a Tier 1 (Investor) visa if you want to invest £2 million or more in the UK.

If you are extending

You should also include any dependants who are on your current visa or leave to remain on your application to extend – including children who have turned 18 during your stay.

If you are switching

Your dependants can apply to extend or switch their visas to stay with you if they are already in the UK. They can do this as part of your application or on their own.

Before you apply

Before you begin your application, read the guidance on:

  • eligibility
  • how to apply and required documents
    fees

Extension of Visa For Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur)

Outside the UK

Inside the UK

When considering this application we will decide only whether you qualify as a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur). We will not consider whether you qualify for leave to remain for any other reason. You will only be considered for Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur).
You will not be considered for any other type of leave to remain. You must use a different form if you want to stay for another reason.
 
Before you complete the application form, you must read the guide.

Extension of Visa For Tier 2 (General Migrant)

Outside the UK

Inside the UK

To apply for Tier 2 (General) leave to remain you need:

  • a licensed sponsor who will employ you in the UK
  • to be at least 16 years old
  • to be photographed and have your fingerprints recorded
  • to speak English
  • to prove that you have enough money to pay for your stay in the UK (£945.00)
  • to own no more than 10% of shares in your sponsor’s limited company, unless you will earn at least £159,600 per year

With Tier 2 (General) leave to remain you can:

  • stay in the UK for up to 60 months
  • leave and re-enter the UK
  • study in the UK
  • take a postgraduate course in the UK – you might need an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate
  • work in the UK
  • bring your family to the UK as dependants
  • apply to stay longer in the UK

You cannot:

  • receive public funds, like unemployment or housing benefit

To apply for Tier 2 (General) leave to remain you need to:

  • fill in the application form
  • have your documents ready
  • pay the healthcare surcharge, if applicable
  • pay the application fee
  • have your biometrics taken (fingerprints and a photo)

Extension of Visa For Tier 2 (Intra Company Transfers)

Outside the UK

Inside the UK

To apply for Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer): Short Term staff leave to remain you need:

  • a licensed sponsor who will employ you in the UK
  • to be at least 16 years old
  • to be photographed and have your fingerprints recorded
  • to prove that you have enough money to pay for your stay in the UK (£945.00)

To apply for Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer): Long Term staff leave to remain you need:

  • a licensed sponsor who will employ you in the UK
  • to be at least 16 years old
  • to be photographed and have your fingerprints recorded
  • to prove that you have enough money to pay for your stay in the UK (£945.00)

To apply for Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer): Graduate Trainee leave to remain you need:

  • a licensed sponsor who will employ you in the UK
  • to be at least 16 years old
  • to be photographed and have your fingerprints recorded
  • to prove that you have enough money to pay for your stay in the UK (£945.00)
 
 

Extension of Visa For Tier 2 (Minister of Religion)

Outside the UK

Inside the UK

To apply for Tier 2 (Minister of Religion) leave to remain you need:

  • a licensed sponsor who will employ you in the UK
  • to be at least 16 years old
  • to be photographed and have your fingerprints recorded
  • to speak English
  • to prove that you have enough money to pay for your stay in the UK (£945.00)
  • to own no more than 10% of shares in your sponsor’s limited company, unless you will earn at least £159,600 per year

Extension of Visa For Tier 2 (Elite Sports person)

Outside the UK

Inside the UK

To apply for Tier 2 (Sportsperson) leave to remain you need:

  • a licensed sponsor who will employ you in the UK
  • to be at least 16 years old
  • to be photographed and have your fingerprints recorded
  • to speak English
  • to prove that you have enough money to pay for your stay in the UK (£945.00)
  • to own no more than 10% of shares in your sponsor’s limited company, unless you will earn at least £159,600 per year

Extension of Visa For Tier 5 (Temporary Worker)

Outside the UK

Inside the UK

You also need the separate Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) policy guidance notes and additional information for making a Tier 5 application for this form. Please read them before making your application.

Extension of Visa For Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme)

Outside the UK

Youth Mobility is a short term visa therefore you cannot extend the visa instead have to reapply for a new visa.

Disclaimer

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided in this article, it does not constitute legal advice and cannot be relied upon as such. Each legal case and issue may have unique facts and circumstances, as a result legalally does not accept any responsibility for liabilities arising as a result of reliance upon the information provided. For further help and guidance, you can always rely on and seek advice from our experienced lawyers.

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