You can extend/renew your T2 Minister of Religion visa before the expiry of your current T2 Minister of Religion leave or if you are changing job and being sponsored by a different T2 Minister of Religion sponsor. Your prospective T2 Minister of Religion sponsor will normally need to assign you an unrestricted Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) for you to apply for extension/renewal of your T2 Minister of Religion visa.

You cannot apply for T2 Minister of Religion visa extension from outside the UK.

Specialist Solicitors For T2 Minister of Religion Visa Extension/Renewal

Our expert team of T2 visa solicitors are specialists in dealing with T2 Minister of Religion visa extension/renewal applications. As specialist T2 visa solicitors, our T2 lawyers have wealth of knowledge and experience to provide high quality legal services for T2 Minister of Religion visa extension applications. Our T2 visa solicitors have helped thousands of T2 Minister of Religion Migrants with their T2 Minister of Religion visa extenson applications. The high quality of our legal services is self-evident from the reviews of our clients for excellent immigration services provided by our highly experienced and qualified immigration lawyers.

Ask a question to our T2 Minister of Religion visa solicitors for free immigration advice or schedule an appointment for detailed legal advice concerning your T2 Minister of Religion extension matter.

Eligibility Requirements For T2 Minister of Religion Visa Extension

You should meet the following requirements for renewal/extension of your T2 Minister of Religion visa:

  • You must have current permission to enter or stay on a T2 Minister of Religion visa;
  • have a valid certificate of sponsorship (CoS) for your job;
  • show your job is at appropriate job level as stated in Appendix J of the Immigration Rules;
  • show you are being paid an appropriate salary for your job;
  • if you are continuing with the same employer:
    • you must still be working for the same employer who assigned your certificate of sponsorship;
    • you are still earning an 'appropriate salary'
  • if you changing employer or changing job role with the same employer:
    • your employer must have carried out the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) before assigning certificate of sponsorship (CoS) to you unless an exemption from the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) applies.

Change Of Employment Applications

You must make a new T2 Minister of Religion application if you wish to change employer. You must have a new Certificate of Sponsorship and you must meet all the points requirements.

You must also make a change of employment application if you are remaining with the same employer but:

  • there is a change to your core duties which means you change jobs to a different Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code other than one related solely to the reclassification from SOC 2000 to SOC 2010; or
  • under TUPE (or similar) protection you change jobs and the new job is in the same SOC code, but your new salary is less than the appropriate rate for the new job as shown in the relevant code of practice; or
  • you are remaining with the same sponsor but there is a change to your core duties which means you change jobs from a job which is currently on the shortage occupation list to a job which is not on the shortage occupation list; or
  • your pay reduces from the level indicated on your current Certificate of Sponsorship, other than changes due to company-wide reductions defined as acceptable in the Sponsor Guidance, or reductions due to maternity, paternity, adoption leave, and/or a period of sick leave that lasted for one month or longer; or
  • changes to your core duties which means your job changes within the same SOC code provided your pay remains above the acceptable rate for the new job.

A change of employment application is not required for other changes to your job. For example if you are remaining with the same employer and change jobs to a different job within the same  SOC code, your pay increases, or you are moving under TUPE (or similar) protection due to takeover, merger, or de-merger or any other circumstances in which TUPE is triggered.

What Is The Points Based Criteria For T2 Minister of Religion Visa Extension?

T2 Minister of Religion visa is a Point Based visa category and points can be awarded for the Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS), English language and funds for maintenance. A T2 Minister of Religion migrant should score 70 points in total to qualify for T2 Minister of Religion visa extension. The breakdown of the required points for renewal of T2 Minister of Religion visa is given in the table below:

Criterion Points

Assigned a valid Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) having met the requirements of:

  • A Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) exemption; or
  • A Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) by the T2 sponsor
50
Funds for maintenance 10
English language 10
Total Points 70

Super Priority Service (Decision Within 24 Hours) For T2 Minister of Religion Extension

As the expert T2 Minister of Religion visa solicitors based in London, Manchester and Birmingham, we are registered with the Home Office, UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) and its commercial partners UKVCAS Sopra Steria to provide Super Priority Service (SPS) for your application whereby decision on your application will be made by the Home Office UKVI within 24 hours of the enrolment of biometrics at a designated service centre.

Our experienced T2 Minister of Religion visa solicitors can prepare and submit your application to the Home Office, UKVI through Super Priority Service (SPS) and get decision on your T2 Minister of Religion extension application within 24 hours. This way, you will not have to wait for the decision on your T2 Minister of Religion extension application for months (sometimes years).

How Can We Help With Your T2 Minister of Religion Extension Application?

Our specialist team of T2 Minister of Religion visa solicitors can provide fast, friendly, reliable and fixed fee legal services for your application for extension of T2 Minister of Religion visa. As your appointed legal representatives for T2 Minister of Religion visa renewal application, our work can include the following:

  • assessing your eligibility for extension of your T2 Minister of Religion visa by considering all the relevant eligibility requirements;
  • if you are changing employer, assisting your prospective T2 Minister of Religion sponsor with Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT), if applicable, and correctly assigning the Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) to you;
  • advising on relevant documents to be submitted in support of the T2 Minister of Religion visa extension application;
  • assessing the documentary evidence including the Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) to ensure that the documents are in line with the Home Office UKVI requirements for renewal of T2 Minister of Religion visa;
  • completing online application form for extension of T2 Minister of Religion visa;
  • preparing a detailed cover letter in support of your T2 Minister of Religion extension application to explain in detail how all the relevant requirements for renewal of T2 Minister of Religion visa have been satisfied by the T2 applicant;
  • submitting the T2 Minister of Religion extension application online, paying the Home Office UKVI fees for T2 Minister of Religion visa extension application and booking applicant's appointment with the UKVCAS application centre;
  • uploading all the supporting documents online in support of the T2 Minister of Religion extension application;
  • doing all the follow up work including responding to any queries raised by the Home Office UKVI until decision is reached on your T2 Minister of Religion extension application.

Our Fixed Fees For Extension/Renewal Of T2 Minister Of Religion Visa

Our fixed fees for extension / renewal of T2 Minister of Religion visa from inside the UK are as given in the fee table below:

Our Service Our Fixed Fees Range
Full service for extension of T2 Minister of Religion visa from inside the UK to cover all the work until decision by the Home Office, UKVI From £1,000 + VAT To £1,500 + VAT

The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the application for extension of T2 Minister of Religion visa and the volume of casework involved in the application. In addition to our fixed fee for extension of T2 Minister of Religion visa from inside the UK, the applicant also has to pay the Home office UKVI fees for the application.

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