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Just to clarify:
Where all visa extensions made in time?
Have you always been on a tier 2 visa?
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These visa extensions were made from with in the UK. I think by "time" you mean if these extensions were made within the time, if so the answer is yes. So every extension took place around 1 -2 months before the visa expired.
From Jan 2009 till June 2010, I was on a work permit. I was provided a paper work permit which mentioned my client name and my sponsor name in the UK (I am not sure if a company sponsored work permit is called as Tier 2 visa in 2009)
Since 2010 onwards, I have been getting extensions in Tier 2 (ICT) category.
Thank you for the answer. I would like to check on the point
During the continuous residence period, you cannot be outside the UK for more than 180 days in any 12 consecutive months. The absences must be for a reason that relates to the purpose of your leave in the UK, or for a reason that relates to the purpose of your leave in the UK, or for a serious compelling reason (such as a serious illness).
I have never been out for more than 180 days in any consecutive 12 months. But I have been on leave and went back to India in
1) Dec 2010 (for around 25 days)
2) Nov 2011 (for around 21 days)
3) March 2013 (for 15 days).
All these visits were just to have a break from work and to see my family in India.
Apart from this I had made following visits for work:
1) Nov 2009 and Jan 2010 and April 2010 to Belgium ( 4 - 5 days each visit)
2) Sept 2010 ( 4 days), Feb 2011 ( 4 days) and March 2011 (15 days) to Turkey.
3) Sept 2012 - 2 days trip to Italy.
4) Oct 2012 - 15 days trip to France.
As you can see some absence were for work and some were for break.
Does the statement The absences must be for a reason that relates to the purpose of your leave in the UKmean that I have to justify each and every period I have been out of UK ? As you can see these are very short period leaves (sum of all does not go even 100 in a consecutive 12 months time).
Hi, Thanks for the reply,
Another query: What you need to ensure that as you are on a tier 2 visa , you will need to provide evidence that you are earning the amount stated in your contact by providing at least 6 months work of bank statements, employment contract, and payslips
Wanted to check if it is fine to provide six months salary slips and account statement or is it mandatory to provide salary slips and account statement for the whole 5 years of period when I apply for PR.
Also, how much time the whole process take, I understand that I can apply 28 days before I complete 5 years.
Would it be advisable to go via a solicitor (and a premium appointment if available) ?
I am happy to rate your service, but the query asked above is a sub query of the original one. If I go for a new query, I think I will have to pay again but if it is not so, I would be happy to post a new query, else would request you to reply to my query as it is an interrelated one.
I rated your service. Sorry, I misunderstood your statement :)
Thanks again. Actually by '28 days' I meant 28 days before completing 5 years. Is my understanding correct.
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