You will need to prove that you and your partner have enough money to support yourself and your dependents without claiming public funds.
The Tier 2 visa requires a person you to demonstrate that you can meet the financial test and meet the prescribed maintenance threshold. You will score 10 points once the maintenance threshold is met.
If you are using the financial maintenance funds from outside of the UK, and where the funds are not in pound sterling, then you will need to use the published conversion website as prescribed by the UK Home Office.
You will need to either show your personal cash savings covering the last 90 days period prior to the application.
Alternatively, your employer can meet the requirements by confirming they will maintain you in the UK.
An important part of the Fiancé visa process is the provision of documents to the Home Office to assess the application.
You will be required to submit documents as part of your visa application, to support your case.
If you are applying or planning to apply for a fiancé visa, and would like a copy of our documents list for a spouse visa, contact us and we will be happy to send this to you free of charge.
If you already have a Tier 2 Visa and you would like to remain in the UK after the 5 years are up, you must apply for a visa extension. If you have any dependents on your visa, such as children, siblings or a spouse, then it’s important to ensure that they are also included on your extension application if they are still a dependent.
You will be eligible to apply for a Tier 2 Visa extension if you meet the following criteria:
- You have remained at the same company as when you were previously granted your work visa
- You are still earning an ‘appropriate salary’ (£30,000 or above depending on the industry/experience level)
- You still meet the eligibility requirements
The time can vary, and depends on a number of factors.
There are some factors within your control, such as ensuring that you comply with all of the stipulated requirements and provide all the necessary documents. In cases where there are missing documents, a decision may take longer. This is why it is important that you receive correct advice at the appropriate time for your case.
On average, decisions are made in around 6-12 weeks. You do have the option of paying an additional premium, to receive a decision within 2 weeks.