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T2 to T5

Only for UK Tier 5 (Temporary work) points system
Also includes the Youth Mobility Scheme Tier 5

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T2 to T5

Post by Jojo123123 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:38 pm

I hold a Chinese passport. I currently have a T2 work visaa which will expire in 2021.
I want to change my job and recently got an internship offer from another company. I need to resign my current job and apply for a T5 visa for the internship which will start in March.

1. Is it possible that I apply for a T5 visa and finish my internship successfully in March?
2. I know there is a cooling off period which means that I cannot enter the UK for 12 months. Does this period starts from my resignation? If I have a T5 visa, will my stay in the UK for the internship be counted into this 12-month period?
3. Can I apply T5 in the UK? and how long should I wait before getting it?

I am very worried about this problem. Hope someone could help me!!!

Many thanks

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Re: T2 to T5

Post by The Station Agent » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:59 am

I'm not sure an internship is approvable in tier 5.