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

  • you have Tier 2 (General) visa
  • you have been living and working in the UK for 5 years and spent no more than 180 days outside the UK in any 12 months (‘continuous residence’)
  • your employer (sponsor) still needs you for your job
  • your job pays £35,000 or more (unless you are exempted 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 year period can include time in the UK spent under one of the following visa category:

  • Member of Ground Staff of an Overseas Owned 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

The 5 year period can include time in the UK on Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) visa if one of the following applies:

  • the continuous residence includes a period of leave granted under the Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) rules in place before 6 April 2010
  • the continuous residence includes time where you had a work permit granted because you were the subject of an Intra-Company Transfer

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:

Super Priority Service For ILR - Tier 2 General

As the expert immigration solicitors based in London & Manchester, 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 submission of the application at a designated service centre.

Our immigration solicitors can prepare and submit your application to the Home Office, UKVI through Super Priority Service (SPS) and get decision on your immigration application within 24 hours. You will be accompanied to one of the application centres in London or Manchester by our legal representative who will assist you with the enrolment of your biometrics and submission of your application to get decision on your application in within 24 hours. This way, you will not have to wait for the decision on your application for months (sometimes years).

Why Sunrise Solicitors For ILR As A Tier 2 General Migrant?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for ILR as a Tier 2 General Migrant. The quality of our service is self-evident from the clients' reviews. 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 a Tier 2 General Migrant and we will provide you with a fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your ILR application as a Tier 2 General Migrant, the 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 relation to your ILR application as a Tier 2 General Migrant;
  • Advising you about the relevant requirements of the Immigration Rules and the Home Office Policy Guidance for ILR as a Tier 2 General Migrant;
  • Discussing your immigration case in detail with you and advise you about the weaknesses and strengths of your ILR application as a Tier 2 General Migrant;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your Tier 2 General ILR application;
  • Considering the contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your ILR application and discussing the same with you;
  • Completing a SET (O) application form for ILR as a Tier 2 General Migrant 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 are satisfied for you to be granted ILR as a Tier 2 General Migrant;
  • Liaising with the Home Office, UKVI for a timely decision on your ILR application as a Tier 2 General Migrant;
  • 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 of the follow-up work until a decision is reached by the Home Office, UKVI on your Tier 2 General ILR application;
  • Advising you on the outcome of your application and further steps to be taken by you (if any) following the receipt of a decision from the Home Office, UKVI.

Our Fee For ILR As A Tier 2 General Migrant

  • We will charge you a fee from £700.00 + VAT for our professional immigration services in relation to your ILR application as a Tier 2 General Migrant through the same day service. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in your Tier 2 General 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 when instructing us and the rest can be paid within a month from the date of initial instructions.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until a decision is made by the Home Office, UKVI on your 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.

Sunrise Solicitors is the trading name of Sunrise Solicitors Ltd (company registration no. 6405492). Sunrise Solicitors Offices are regulated by SRA under SRA ID 490903 (London Office) and SRA ID 645256 (Manchester Office). Sunrise Solicitors are also members of Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA).

 

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