My query is regarding stage 2 of this visa, is this possible to switch to Tier1 Exceptional from Tier 2 general dependent inside the UK ?
in the latest guidance, its mentioned in point 46 that you can switch to this category if you are on Tier 1 or Tier 2 migrant I am not sure if this included dependents as well?
46. You can switch into Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) from your current category of leave to remain in
the United Kingdom if you have permission to stay as:
a Tier 1 Migrant;
a Tier 2 Migrant;
Also for ILR does time spent on Tier 2 general dependent counts for ILR, it does for the main applicant if he swithes to T1 Exceptional but not sure if they put dependent in the same category as well. Here is what written in guidance but it is not clear to me if this is applicable for dependents as well
85. In both cases, leave you have accrued under the following routes will count towards your three
or five-year continuous leave:
Tier 1 Migrant (excluding as a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Migrant or Tier 1 (PostStudy
Work) Migrant); or
Tier 2 Migrant (excluding as a Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Migrant).
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/s ... 12.01_.pdf