You can make an application for renewal of your Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange visa if you are already in the UK in the UK under Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange visa category and you want to extend your stay (up to a maximum allowed for this category under the rules).

You can apply to stay in the UK for up to a maximum of:

  • 12 months, if you’re doing work experience
  • 24 months, if you’re doing research, training or an Overseas Government Language Programme

To apply for extension of your Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange visa, you must have both of the following:

  • a certificate of sponsorship (CoS) reference number from your UK sponsor
  • £945 in savings - this is to prove you can support yourself and you must have had this in your bank account for 90 days before you apply. You won’t need £945 in savings if your fully approved (‘A-rated’) sponsor has stated on your certificate of sponsorship that they’ll certify your maintenance and that you won’t claim benefits during your stay.

Same Day Visa Service For Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Visa Extension

We provide Same Day Visa Service (also known as the Home Office Premium Service) for applications for extension of stay under the Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Scheme. We can submit your Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange extension application through our Same Day Visa Service and can get a decision on your application in one day. An application for extension of stay under the Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange also involves an application for Biometric Immigration Document and therefore the Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange applicant and his/her dependents are required to attend the Home Office, Premium Service Centre, to enrol their biometrics. You will be accompanied to the Home Office Premium Service Centre by our Legal Representative who will assist you with enrolment of biometrics and submission of your Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange extension application. Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange extension application submitted through our Same Day Visa Service is usually decided the same day.

Why Sunrise Solicitors For Your Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Visa Extension?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange extension applications. The quality of our service is self-evident from the clients' reviews about the service provided by our immigration lawyers. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration lawyers in London in relation to your Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange extension application and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange extension application, the casework to be carried out by our immigration solicitors will include the following:

  • Taking detailed instructions from you and advising you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the Home Office, UKVI in your Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange extension application;
  • Advising you about the requirements of the Immigration Rules and the Policy Guidance for your Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange application to be successful;
  • Assisting your employer in correctly assigning the Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) for your Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange extension application;
  • Discussing your Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange extension application in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange application;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange extension application;
  • Considering the contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange extension application and discussing the same with you;
  • Completing the application form online for Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange extension and discussing the same with you;
  • Preparing a covering letter to introduce and support your Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange extension application wherein our immigration lawyers will explain in detail the relevant requirements of the law and how such requirements have been duly satisfied by you to succeed in Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange extension application;
  • Submitting your Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange extension application to the Home Office, Premium Service Centre through our Same Day Visa Service to get a decision on the application in one day;
  • Liaising with the Home Office, UKVI for a timely decision on the Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange extension application;
  • Protecting your interests while your  Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange extension application is pending with the Home Office, UKVI and keeping you informed about the progress on your Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange extension application;
  • Doing all the follow up work including responding to any queries raised by the Home Office, UKVI until decision is reached on your Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange extension application;
  • Advising you on the outcome of your application and any further steps to be taken by you upon receipt of the decision on your application.

Our Fee For Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Visa Renewal

  • We will charge you a fee from £1,000 + VAT for our professional immigration services for extension of stay under the Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange through our Same Day visa Service. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange extension application.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange extension application, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and the balance can be paid by monthly instalments.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office, UKVI on the Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange extension application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee, Immigration Healthcare Surcharge (IHS) etc.

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