What visa is your girlfriend presently on and when does this expire?
Thanks for your reply.
Companies are still allowed to do this, yes. It would be for a Tier 2 General Skilled Worker visa.
She needs to meet the points-based eligibility criteria herself in order to apply;-
She must have a job offer from a company who is (or shall at the time of her application become) a licensed sponsors employer with the UKBA for Tier 2 General Visa workers. It must be to do a job that is on the shortage occupation list:-
If the job is not on that list then the employer must show that she is to do a job which cannot be done by the existing settled uk workforce or EEA workers. This is called the resident labour market test.
If you have been cohabiting for two years, or intend to marry then there may be an easier way to secure her leave to remain here.
Whatever application she makes, she must submit it before her current visa expires. This is crucially important.
If this has been useful please kindly click accept so that I may be rewarded for my time. It will be gratefully received and you will be free to ask follow up questions.Kind regards,Tom
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).