Can I extend my Minister of Religion visa?

You can extend your Minister of Religion visa to a maximum of 6 years. However, this could be less if the end date on your certificate of sponsorship plus 3 years is less than 6 years. The Home Office usually takes 8 weeks to make a decision on your application and you can remain in the UK until you have been given a decision, providing you applied before your original visa expired. You can also use the priority service, where the average decision is made within 10 days.