Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Visa Extension
If your current leave to remain in the UK is under the Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange, you can apply to extend your leave to remain in the acme category during your qualifying period. You may be allowed to extend your visa for 12 or 24 months depending on the scheme you are on. Which means that your extension is dependent upon when you were granted visa under the government authorised exchanged category and the scheme in use. You may also be able to stay for the duration on your certificate of sponsorship with additional 14 days.
If you want to a visa extension on this category, you are required to have the following:
You are also required to provide your biometric data which includes your fingerprint and photo.
Once you have been validated of meeting the immigration requirement under the government authorised exchange category, you will to proceed with your application which can take up to 8 weeks for online or postal applications. You may also be able to get a same day premium service if you get in touch with us. Although you will be contacted if your application encounters some complications which requires us to adequately verify.
You may 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.
After you have submitted your application, you will be able to remain in the UK a decision is reached, regarding your visa extension application. This also depends on when you applied for the extension. In other words, you will need to apply for an extension before your visa expires.