If your current leave to remain in the United Kingdom is as a Tier 5 Charity Worker, you may be able to apply to extend your leave if you are in the UK. You will normally be able to extend it up to a year (twelve months). Please note that migrants can only stay for up to 2 years on the Tier 5 Charity Worker immigration category. As such, extension can only be possible if they have been in the UK for a year.
You can only extend your visa if your entry clearance or leave to enter as a Tier 5 charity worker was granted for less than 12 months and you are seeking extension to stay further to a maximum of 12 months. You are expected to apply before the expiry date of your current visa.
Since you have been in the UK on this visa route, you must continue to meet the eligibility rules on which the initial visa was granted to give you an extension. You are required also to be in the UK at the period of your application to extend your visa.
Your application on the Tier 5 charity workers visa extension allows you room to stay in the UK for up to of 12 months at most or the time on your certificate of sponsorship with 14 days extra.
If you apply before your last visa expires, a decision should be given within 8 weeks for online and postal applications but on the same day on clear grounds if you apply through our same day premium service route. Whilst you await decision on your application, you will be able to remain in the UK.
You will be contacted if your application encounters some complications which requires verification. You will also be required to attend an interview to prove that the information on your supporting documents are true as well as to explain any previous personal circumstances you may have encountered such as a criminal conviction.