You may be able to apply for extension/renewal of your leave to enter or remain for a further period of time if you are already in the UK with limited leave to enter or remain. Need legal help and assistance with renewal/extension of your UK visa? Contact our expert team of immigration solicitors in LondonManchester and Birmingham for fast, friendly, reliable and fixed fee legal services for your UK visa renewal application. Ask a question to our expert team of immigration solicitors for free immigration advice.

What Is UK Visa Renewal?

UK visa renewal is further extension of your existing leave to enter or remain within the same visa category. If you are already in the UK with limited leave to remain, it may be possible to apply for renewal/extension of your leave to remain in the UK. Unless the Immigration Rules state to the contrary, an application for extension/renewal of stay can only be submitted from inside the UK so that the applicant can continue under the same visa category under which he was granted initial leave to enter or remain.

Renewal/Extension Of Family Visas As Family Members Of British Citizens & Settled Persons

Renewal Of Spouse Visa (5 Years Route) Spouse Visa Renewal (10 Years Route)
Civil Partner Visa Renewal (5 Years Route) Civil Partner Visa Renewal (10 Years Route)
Unmarried Partner Visa Renewal (5 Years Route) Unmarried Partner Visa Renewal (10 Years Route)
Same Sex Partner Visa Renewal (5 Years Route) Same Sex Partner Visa Renewal (10 Years Route)
Renewal Of Parent Visa (5 Years Route) Renewal of Parent Visa (10 Years Route)

Work Visa Renewals/Extensions

Extension/Renewal Of Innovator Visa Extension/Renewal Of Start Visa
Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Extension Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa Renewal
Extension Of Stay As Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Tier 1 Investor Visa Extension
Tier 2 General Extension Tier 2 Minister Of Religion Visa Extension
Tier 2 Sportsperson Visa Renewal Tier 2 ICT Extension
Tier 5 Charity Workers Visa Extension Tier 5 Creative & Sporting Extension
Tier 5 Religious Workers Visa Extension Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Visa Extension
Tier 5 International Agreement Visa Extension UK Ancestry Visa Extension
Sole Representative Visa Extension Domestic Worker Visa Extension
Extension/Renewal Of Turkish ECAA Businessperson Visa Extension/Renewal Of Turkish ECAA Worker Visa

Renewal/Extension For Work Visa Dependants

Extension/Renewal Of Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Innovative Migrant Extension/Renewal Of PBS Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Tier 1 Entrepreneur Migrant
Extension/Renewal Of PBS Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Migrant Extension/Renewal Of PBS Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Migrant
Extension/Renewal Of PBS Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Tier 1 Investor Extension/Renewal Of PBS Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Tier 2 General Migrant
Extension/Renewal Of PBS Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Tier 2 Minister Of Religion Extension/Renewal Of PBS Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Tier 2 Sportsperson
Extension/Renewal Of PBS Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Tier 2 ICT Migrant Extension/Renewal Of PBS Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Tier 5 Charity Worker
Extension/Renewal Of PBS Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Tier 5 Creative & Sporting Worker Extension/Renewal Of PBS Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Tier 5 Religious Worker
Extension/Renewal Of PBS Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Worker Extension/Renewal Of PBS Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Tier 5 International Agreement Worker
Extension/Renewal Of Dependant Visa As Dependant Of UK Ancestry Migrant Extension/Renewal Of Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Domestic Worker
Extension/Renewal Of Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Sole Representative Extension/Renewal Of Visa As A Dependant Of A Turkish ECAA Businessperson
Extension/Renewal Of Visa As Dependant Of Turkish ECAA Worker  

Miscellaneous Other Extension/Renewal Applications

Renewal/Extension Of Leave Granted On The Basis Of 20 Years Long Residence Renewal Of Leave To Remain Granted On The Basis Of 7 Years Child Residence
Renewal/Extension Of Leave To Remain Granted On The Basis Of Being Over 18, Under 25 And Living Half Of The Life In The UK Continuously Extension/Renewal Of Leave To Remain Granted On The Basis Of Significant Obastacles To Integration In The Country Of Origin
Renewal Of Discretionary Leave (10 Years Route) Renewal Of Discretionary Leave (6 Years Route)
Extension Of Stay On The Basis of 10 Years Long Residence Renewal/Extension of Tier 4 General Student Visa
Extension/Renewal Of PBS Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Tier 4 General Student Extension/Renewal of Tier 4 Child Student Visa
Extension/Renewal Of Leave To Remain As A Stateless Person Extension/Renewal Of Visa As A Family Member Of A Stateless Person

 

FAQs - Extension / Renewal Of Skilled Worker Visa

Can I apply for extension / renewal of my Skilleds Worker visa using Super Priority Service for decision within 24 hours or Priority Service for decision within 5 working days?

You can renew / extend your Skilled Worker visa from inside the UK using Super Priority Service (decision within 24 hours) or using Priority Service (decision within 5 working days).

As specialist Skilled Worker visa solicitors, we can provide Super Priority Service or Priority Service for renewal of your Skilled Worker visa.

What are the eligibility requirements for extension / renewal of Skilled Worker visa?

To be eligible for extension of Skilled Worker visa / Tier 2 General visa, you should meet the following requirements:

How many points do I need to score to qualify for extension / renewal of Skilled Worker visa?

A total of 70 points are required to be eligible to apply for extension of Skilled Worker visa / Tier 2 Generarl visa; 50 points from mandatory non-tradeable points and the remaining 20 from tradeable points.

How can I apply for renewal of my Skilled Worker visa if my new employer does not hold the skilled worker sponsor licence?

If your new or prospective employer does not hold the sponsor licence for Skilled Worker visa, your employer can apply for Skilled Worker sponsor licence to be able to sponsor you for renewal of your Skilled Worker visa. Our expert team of Sponsor licence solicitors can provide the required legal help and assistance to your prospective employer with an application for Skilled Worker sponsor licence application.

How can I extend my Tier 2 General visa?

The Tier 2 General visa category has been replaced by the Skilled Worker visa. You can extend or renew your Tier 2 General visa by making an application under the Skilled Worker visa category. Your employer / sponsor should assign you with a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) so that you can apply for your visa renewal as a Skilled Worker.

What is the time limit to apply for renewal of Skilled Worker visa as a new entrant?

Applicants can be new entrants for a maximum of 4 years. The 4 years include time spent in any Tier 2 route or as a Skilled Worker, whether or not that permission was for a continuous period. An applicant cannot be considered as a new entrant for only part of the time they are applying for. If the applicant is applying for more than 4 years, or if granting the application would mean they would have more than 4 years’ permission in total (whether continuous or not) as a Tier 2 migrant and/or as a Skilled Worker, they cannot score tradeable points as a new entrant. They will need to score tradeable points in another way.  

What are my options if my application for renewal of Skilled Worker visa has been refused by the Home Office UKVI?

If your application for renewal / extension of Skilled Worker visa has been refused by the Home Office UKVI, you may have one of the following options available to you:

Option 1: You can file an Administrative Review (AR) against the refusal of your application if you believe that the Home Office caseworker has made a caseworking error in deciding your application for renewal of Skilled Wokrer visa. Our expert team of Skilled Worker visa solicitors can help you with your application for an Administrative Review (AR) of the Home Office UKVI refusal decision.

Option 2: You can submit a fresh application within 14 days (if your leave has already expired whilst the application was pending with the Home Office UKVI) by using a new Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) assigned by your employer to you. Our specialist skilled worker visa solicitors can provide the required legal help and assistance with your fresh application for extension of Skilled Worker visa after the refusal of your application.

Do I have to resign with my current employer before applying for extension of my Skilled Worker visa through my new employer?

No, you do not have to resign from your current job before applying for Skilled Worker visa extension through your new employer and you can resign and after you have been granted extension of your Skilled Worker visa.

If your application for Skilled Worker visa gets refused for any reasons, your current visa will remain intact and you can continue with your job with your current employer, if you so wish.

Can I extend my Tier 2 General or Skilled Worker visa beyond 6 years?

Following changes in the Immigration Rules with effect from 1 December 2020, there is no time limit set by the Home Office UKVI as to maximum period for which a person can extend his/her Skilled Worker visa. It is therefore possible for a person to extend Tier 2 General or Skilled Worker beyond 6 years if for any reasons an application for ILR cannot succeed for the time being and the extension application is the only option available.