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Tier 2 (General) to Tier 5 YMS

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

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Tier 2 (General) to Tier 5 YMS

Post by throaway_awau_away » Tue May 28, 2019 3:51 pm

Hi everyone,

Background information
- Australian citizen under 30
- current Tier 2 (General) possibility of no renewal
- would like to stay in the UK, I also have a British partner

My initial idea is if worst comes to worst, I go back to Australia to get a Tier 5 YMS but I'm worried as to how the application will be perceived by the Home Office given that I previously had a Tier 2? Since the Tier 5 is meant to be temporary visa. I'm confident I satisfy all other requirements: passport type, age and funds. Nor do I have any previous visa refusals in the UK or any other country. Unless I get the letter or curtailment but I can return to Australia before that. No criminal record either.

Then all going well with my partner I could get married and switch to the spouse visa before the 2 years of Tier 5 is up. As I'm worried we may not have enough time for the notice period to the registry etc... and also how that will be perceived if I go straight to the spousal visa?
We currently don't live together, we do meet the minimum salary requirements.

Thanks for any advice/help

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Re: Tier 2 (General) to Tier 5 YMS

Post by CR001 » Tue May 28, 2019 3:53 pm

How long have you been with your partner?

Do you live together, and if yes, for how long?
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Re: Tier 2 (General) to Tier 5 YMS

Post by throaway_awau_away » Tue May 28, 2019 3:54 pm

CR001 wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 3:53 pm
How long have you been with your partner?
We've been together over a year

Do you live together, and if yes, for how long?
No we currently don't live together

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Re: Tier 2 (General) to Tier 5 YMS

Post by CR001 » Tue May 28, 2019 3:56 pm

When does your tier 2 expire?

There is no reason a tier 5 will be refused if you meet the requirements by the way.
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Re: Tier 2 (General) to Tier 5 YMS

Post by throaway_awau_away » Tue May 28, 2019 4:01 pm

CR001 wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 3:56 pm
When does your tier 2 expire?
At the end of June, then I guess there's the 10 days period to let Home Office know, plus the letter and the famous 60 days.

There is no reason a tier 5 will be refused if you meet the requirements by the way.
Even due to previous visa being curtailed? I ask as I'm seeing a slight cooling off in jobs on the market in my field, don't know if Brexit related or not, so just trying to explore all options

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Re: Tier 2 (General) to Tier 5 YMS

Post by CR001 » Tue May 28, 2019 4:14 pm

If your visa expires at the end of June then there is no curtailment letter or 60 days. You must leave the UK by the last date of your visa validity.
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