You can get a decision on your visa within 10 working days if you apply to extend or switch to a tier 2 visa using the Tier 2 Priority Service.

You can only use this service if you’re in the UK.

You can use the service for the following visas:

  • Tier 2 (General)
  • Tier 2 (Minister of religion)
  • Tier 2 (Sportsperson)
  • Tier 2 (Intra company transfer)

Before you apply

You first need to send a request to use this service.

Apply

The email you get will have a link to the priority service. Apply online for yourself and any dependants within 24 hours.

Send your supporting documents by registered post or courier to the address that the service gives you. Send your dependants’ documents in the same envelope if you want them to be considered at the same time.

How long it takes

You’ll get a decision on your application within 10 working days of your application being received - you’ll be contacted if it will take longer.

Biometric information

You’ll need to have your fingerprints and photograph (known as ‘biometric information’) taken at a Post Office as part of your application - this will cost £19.20.

You and any dependants must do this within 2 working days of receiving the biometric notification letter.

You’ll receive the letter after your application is accepted onto the priority application scheme, you’ve paid the fee and sent your application.

Fees

Who you’re applying for ICT - Short Term, Skills Transfer and Graduate Trainee General, Sportsperson, Minister of Religion, ICT - long term (up to 3 years) General andICT (over 3 years)
You £745 (Rs.73,627.83) £951 (Rs.93,986.67) £1,602 (Rs.1,58,324.55)
You (if you’re from Macedonia or Turkey) £690 (Rs.68,192.22) £896 (Rs.88,551.06) £1,547 (Rs.1,52,888.94)
All dependents £745 each person £951 each person £1,602 each person

 

You’ll also have to pay the healthcare charge as part of your application. 

 

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