If you were granted entry clearance or leave to remain as Tier 2 sportsperson, you can apply for extension of your stay as a Tier 2 sportsperson before the expiry of leave.
You must make an extension application if you need to extend your leave and you are applying to continue in the same job for the same sponsor. You cannot apply for an extension if you are applying from outside the UK, or switching from another category, or changing employment. You must have a new Certificate of Sponsorship for your extension application. Your salary must be at least the same, or higher, than that shown on your Certificate of Sponsorship for your previous grant of leave.
We provide Same Day Visa Service (also known as the Home Office Premium Service) for application for Tier 2 Sportsperson visa extension from inside the UK. We can submit your Tier 2 Sportsperson application through our Same Day Visa Service and can get a decision on your application in one day. Tier 2 Sportsperson is a Biometric category and the Tier 2 Sportsperson applicant and his/her dependents are required to attend the Home Office, UKBA along with our legal representative for the biometrics. Tier 2 Sportsperson application submitted through our Same Day Visa Service is decided by the Home Office, UKBA same day.
If you would like to apply for a Tier 2 visa as a sportsperson or if you are a sport's organisation, and require specific legal advice on applying under this category, you can either e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org or you can complete our visa assessment form by clicking here. You can also contact our dedicated Client Support Team on 0207 237 3388 to get information on how ICS Legal can support you on this visa category.