Application to extend Tier 2 visa to 5 years in UK: form T2 (W)

Form to extend a transitional 2-year Tier 2 work visa to a total of 5 years in the UK.

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Application for a Tier 2 single extension of stay up to five years in the UK: Form T2 (W)

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Use this form if you are already in the UK with a Tier 2 visa and you want to extend it once to take it up to a total of 5 years in the UK.

This form is not for every Tier 2 worker. It is specifically for people who switched into Tier 2 under transitional arrangements and were given permission to stay for 2 years. These were workers who switched from:

  • a business and commercial work permit
  • a sports and entertainment work permit
  • a Jewish agency employee
  • a member of the operational ground staff of an overseas-owned airline
  • a minister of religion, missionary or member of a religious order

Read the policy guidance before completing your application.

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Published 17 October 2013
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