Once you have made your move to the UK, what’s next? What happens once it’s time for your Visa to expire? Are you forced to return to your home country? Not necessarily. If your work requires you to stay back in the UK after the expiry period of your Tier 2 Work Visa, you have an option to continue working in the UK. All you have to do is apply for an Indefinite Leave to Remain, also known as the ILR.
It is possible to apply for an ILR through most of the visa categories of the UK, with the guidance of UK Visa consultants. Each category has its set of requirements to be eligible for the ILR. Today we are going to focus exclusively on how to apply for an ILR, should you be in the UK under the Tier 2 Work Visa.
Is anyone on a Tier 2 Work Visa eligible for an ILR post the expiry of their work visa? Almost, but not quite.
To be eligible for the ILR post the Tier 2 Work Visa, an applicant must meet certain conditions.
The conditions to be eligible for the ILR post the Tier 2 Work Visa are compiled below by our UK Visa consultants in Delhi:
- The applicant must still be in the UK on a valid Tier 2 visa.
- The applicant must be employed by the same employer as he was at the time of the original visa issue.
- The salary earned is still adequate to support the applicant during his stay in the UK.
- You must apply for the ILR from within the UK.