You can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) as Tier 2 Sportsperson if:

  • you have a Tier 2 (Sportsperson) visa
  • you’ve been living and working in the UK for 5 years and spent no more than 180 days outside the UK in any 12 months (known as ‘continuous residence’)
  • your employer (sponsor) still needs you for your job
  • your job pays £35,000 or more (unless you’re exempt from the ‘minimum earnings threshold’)
  • you get paid the relevant salary listed in the Codes of Practice

You should also pass:

Continuous residence

The 5 years can include time in the UK on another visa if it was one of the following:

  • Member of Ground Staff of an Overseas Airline
  • Minister of Religion, Missionary or Member of a Religious Order
  • Work Permit in the business and commercial category or the sports and entertainment category
  • Representative of an Overseas Business
  • Representative of an Overseas Newspaper, News Agency or Broadcasting Organisation
  • any tier 1, except Tier 1 (Post-study work) or Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur)
  • Highly Skilled Migrant Programme
  • Innovator
  • any tier 2 migrant except Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) unless the 5 years includes time as a Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) issued before 6 April 2010 or with a Work Permit issued for intra-company transfer

The application Form SET (O) is used to submit the application.

Minimum earnings threshold

You must provide proof that you earn £35,000 a year or more (the ‘minimum earnings threshold’) in the main job you are sponsored for. If you are paid hourly, you can only count what you are paid for up to 48 hours a week to calculate your earnings.

Who Is Exempt From Meeting The Minimum Threshold Requirement?

You don’t have to earn £35,000 if the main job you are sponsored for:

Same Day Visa Service For ILR As Tier 2 Sportsperson

We are registered with the Home Office, Premium Service Centre, to provide same day visa service for ILR as a Tier 2 Sportsperson. We can prepare and submit your indefinite leave to remain (ILR) application to the Home Office, Premium Service Centre, and get quick decision on your ILR application. As the Tier 2 Sportsperson ILR application also involves an application for Biometric Immigration Document, therefore you will have to attend the Home Office, Premium Service Centre along with our legal representative in order to enrol your biometrics. Our legal representative can accompany you to the Home Office Premium Service Centre and assist you with enrolment of your biometrics and submission of your application. The application submitted through our same day visa service is either decided same day or very next working day.

Why Sunrise Solicitors For ILR As A Tier 2 Sportsperson?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with application for ILR as a Tier 2 Sportsperson. The quality of our service is self-evident from the clients' reviews about the service provided by our immigration lawyers. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration lawyers in London in relation to your Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) application as Tier 2 Sportsperson and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your ILR application as Tier 2 Sportsperson, the immigration casework to be carried out by our immigration solicitors will include the following:

  • Taking detailed instructions from you and advising you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the Home Office, UKVI in your ILR application as a Tier 2 Sportsperson;
  • Advising you about the relevant requirements of the Immigration Rules and the Home Office Policy Guidance for ILR as Tier 2 Sportsperson;
  • Discussing your immigration case in detail with you and advise you about the weaknesses and strengths of your ILR application as Tier 2 Sportsperson;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your Tier 2 Sportsperson ILR application;
  • Considering the contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the ILR application and discussing the same with you;
  • Completing the application form SET (O) for ILR as Tier 2 Sportsperson and discussing the same with you;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support your ILR application explaining in detail how all the requirements of the Home Office Immigration Rules and the Policy Guidance have been satisfied by you for you to be granted ILR as Tier 2 Sportsperson;
  • Liaising with the Home Office, UKVI for a timely decision on your ILR application as Tier 2 Sportsperson;
  • Protecting your interests while your  ILR application is pending with the Home Office, UKVI and keeping you informed about the progress of your ILR application;
  • Doing all the follow up work until decision is reached by the Home Office, UKVI on your Tier 2 Sportsperson ILR application;
  • Advising you on the outcome of your application and any further steps to be taken by you following receipt of the decision on your application.

Our Fee For ILR As A Tier 2 Sportsperson

  • We will charge you a fee from £1,500 + VAT for our professional immigration services in relation to your ILR application as Tier 2 Sportsperson through Same Day Visa Service. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the Tier 2 Sportsperson ILR application.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your ILR application, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and the balance can be paid within a month from the date of initial instructions.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office, UKVI on the application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee etc.

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