I wanted to check the rules regarding travelling abroad for vacations whilst on Tier 2, for over a month. I plan to travel to my home country for around 35 days in December/January and they will be part of my annual leave. According to the Tier 2 guidance:
231.The UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland form a common travel
area. If you leave this area while you are employed in the UK (for example, for holidays,
business trips or a secondment overseas), you do not need to make a new application
to return to the UK unless your leave expires or lapses.
233.If you have been granted entry clearance, or leave to remain for more than 6 months, your
leave will not lapse when you leave the common travel area if you continue to be employed
by, and have not ceased working for, your sponsor for a period of one calendar month or
more (see paragraph 243 below), unless your leave passes its expiry date or you stay
outside the UK for more than 2 years.
According to the paragraph 233, the condition is that we are continued to be employed by the employer (which is satisfied) and have not ceased working for a period of one calendar month..this part, I want your opinion. If a person is on holiday, then he is technically not working and I am wondering if this will be applicable on someone on holiday for more than 30 calendar days (whilst still employed by the sponsor) ?