Can I extend my Skilled Worker (or T2 General) visa

This visa has replaced the Tier 2 (General) work visa.

You can usually apply to extend a Skilled Worker visa or a Tier 2 (General) work visa if all of the following are true:

  • You 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 must not travel outside of the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man until you get a decision. Your application will be withdrawn if you do.

If you have a Tier 2 (General) work visa, you may need to meet different eligibility requirements, depending on whether you got the certificate of sponsorship for your first Tier 2 visa before or after 24 November 2016.

If you got your certificate of sponsorship before 24 November 2016

If you apply to extend before 24 May 2023, the minimum salary you’ll need to be paid is fixed at a lower rate. You’ll need to be paid at least £20,800 per year unless the ‘going rate’ for your job is higher than this.

If you got your certificate of sponsorship on or after 24 November 2016

If you apply to extend before 1 December 2026, you will still need to meet the new salary requirements, but your salary may also include allowances, such as London weighting. Any allowances must be guaranteed for the length of your stay.

Please contact Latitude Law for assistance.

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