You will need to be issued a restricted Certificate of Sponsorship from your employer to be considered for entry clearance under this category.
Extension / Switching
Provided you are still employed by your sponsor, you can apply for extension at the expiration of your leave; as long as it is within 5 years.
After 5 years of continuous residence as a Tier 2 migrant, if you are earning above £35,000 gross per annum, you may qualify for settlement.
Your dependants can apply to join you. Dependant of a Tier 2 Sportsperson refer to the migrant’s husband / wife, civil partner, unmarried or same-sex partner; or child of the main applicant.
More on Tier 2 Sportsperson
The Tier 2 Sportsperson visa category was designed for persons who are top sportsperson in their sports field. Importantly applicants under this route must have worldwide recognition, making significant contribution at the top level they are in.
In order to be eligible to make a successful application under this route, the following must apply: -
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It is also important to add that dependants are able to apply under this route. Your dependant may be your spouse or child under the age of 18.
Your Tier 2 Sportsperson visa will normally be granted for up to 3 years after which you can apply to extend your leave to remain. After spending 5 years in the UK under the route, you may be eligible for indefinite leave to remain.