An individual who is resided in the United Kingdom as a Tier 2 General migrant can seek to extend his/her stay in the United Kingdom either before the authorized permit is expired or if he/she is changing job and also going to get sponsorship from a different sponsor of the Tier 2 category. This application can only be made from within the United Kingdom.
If an individual seeks to change employer, he/she must make an application for change of employer. He/she is expected to possess a new Certificate of Sponsorship as well as fulfill points criteria.
An individual is required to also apply for a change of employment if he/she is still with the same employer subject to exceptions
A circumstance of change in jobs that do not require the applicant to make an application for change of employment, includes a situation where an individual whilst remaining with the same employer has changed jobs to a different job that is within the same SOC code, but has a significant increase in salary while the individual moves under TUPE (or similar) that is due for takeover, merger, or de-merger or any other situations triggered by TUPE.
|Tier 2 Entry clearance|
|Switching to the Tier 2 General visa|
|Extension of leave as a Tier 2 General Migrant|
|Tier 2 Indefinite Leave to remain|