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Switching to Tier 2 General

Post by shriakhilesh » Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:13 pm

Thanks norty109 for sharing the insights.

It seems that my current employer will push on sending me to India a week or two before my last notice period day. I understand that my new employer will issue new CoS when I keep serving my notice period in UK. Should I ask them to get my premium appointment booked during the notice period with application for fresh Tier 2 General visa starting after the notice period which I can use to travel back from India to UK. I understand that Residence permit card takes 1-2 weeks to reach us so I should go for Biometric appointment at least 2 weeks before my travel to India.

Do see me going wrong anywhere ??

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Post by norty109 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:24 am

I am not an expert. All I know in simple terms is unless you COMPLETE the full formalities of switching before you leave UK you won't be allowed back in the country. Sorry, but you will have to ask an expert on these matters but no way you can leave UK and re-enter whilst your switching is in process. Lastly your employere cant force you to leave UK and I think you have some issue on either money or disclosure to your current employer otherwise makes no sense that what difference it makes to initiate the switching process a month earlier with COS new work start date beginning from last date of current employer.