UK Skilled Worker Visa Extension [ Priority or Super Priority Service For Faster Decision]

You can apply for a skilled worker visa extension within the UK under priority or super priority service for a faster decision. You will need a certificate of sponsorship from your employer to apply for a skilled worker visa extension.

Apply to extend your Skilled Worker visa. You must apply online before your current visa expires. A Skilled Worker extension application must be made online within three months of the new CoS being assigned. To apply for a Skilled Worker visa renewal, the migrant worker will need to submit an online application from within the UK. Our skilled worker visa renewal lawyers can help you to assign a CoS and apply for the skilled worker visa extension.

Deluxe Law Chambers specialise in UK skilled worker visa applications and therefore we provide high quality UK visa and immigration services to our clients. The quality service provided by our immigration lawyers is self-evident from our 5-star Google Reviews.

Skilled worker visa extension online

A UK skilled worker visa can last up to 5 years before you renew it. After 5 years, you may be able to apply for indefinite leave to remain (ILR).

A UK Skilled Worker visa holder can further extend or renew the skilled worker visa before it expires if you continue to meet the requirements of an appendix skilled worker.

If you require Immigration Advice Services or help with a skilled worker renewal application, please contact +441614644140 or email us at for honest and fast advice for skilled worker extension applications. You can book an appointment online for a detailed immigration consultation.

A total of 70 points are required to be eligible to apply for extension of Skilled Worker visa / Tier 2 General visa; 50 points from mandatory non-tradeable points and the remaining 20 from tradeable points.

Eligibility requirements for skilled worker visa extension

To be eligible for an extension of the Skilled Worker visa / Tier 2 General visa, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Your current leave to remain in the UK must be as a Tier 2 migrant worker or skilled worker
  • You need to score 50 points from mandatory non-tradeable points;
  • You further need to score at least 20 points from tradeable points;
  • Your job is within the same occupation code as when they were granted that permission
  • You have the same sponsor who assigned their existing Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS)
  • Your employer is still approved by the UK Home Office to sponsor skilled workers.

Supporting documents required

To support your UK Skilled Worker or UK Tier 2 visa extension, you may need to provide some of the following documents:

  • Certificate of sponsorship assigned by your employer
  • Current passport and BRP Card
  • Payslips and bank statements showing your ongoing employment
  • Letter from your employer confirming that you are still required to do the job
  • An updated criminal record certificate, if required for your occupation

How to apply for a Skilled Worker Visa extension

To apply for a skilled worker visa extension, individuals usually need to submit an online application form, provide supporting documents, and pay a processing fee. The application process may also involve an interview and a review of the applicant’s employment history, salary, and contributions during their initial visa period.

You must apply online before your current visa expires.

Skilled Worker extension processing time

It usually takes around 8 weeks to receive a decision on skilled worker visa renewal from the Home Office on your application.

Skilled worker visa extension cost

If you’re applying from outside the UK, the standard fee depends on whether you’ll be in the UK for:

  • up to 3 years – £719 per person
  • more than 3 years – £1,420 per person

If you’re applying from inside the UK to extend, switch or update your visa, the standard fee depends on whether you’ll be in the UK for:

  • up to 3 years – £827 per person
  • more than 3 years – £1,636 per person

If your job is on the immigration salary list

You and your family will pay a lower application fee if your job is on the immigration salary list.

The fee for each person applying is:

  • £551 if you’re staying for up to 3 years
  • £1,084 if you’re staying for more than 3 years

The fee is the same whether you’re applying from inside or outside the UK.

You’ll also have to pay the healthcare surcharge for each year of your stay – this is usually £1,035 per year per adult. Check how much you’ll have to pay before you apply.

Money to support yourself

You must have at least £1,270 in your bank account to show you can support yourself in the UK.

You will need to have had the money available for at least 28 days in a row. Day 28 must be within 31 days of applying for this visa.

You’ll usually need to show proof of this when you apply, unless either:

  • you’ve been in the UK with a valid visa for at least 12 months
  • your employer can cover your costs during your first month in the UK, up to £1,270

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I extend my skilled worker visa in the UK?

Yes, you can extend your skilled worker visa in the UK if you meet the eligibility criteria and have a valid job offer from a licensed sponsor.

How long can I extend my skilled worker visa for?

You can extend your skilled worker visa for up to 5 years at a time. After 5 years, you may be eligible to apply for settlement (indefinite leave to remain) in the UK.

What are the requirements for skilled worker visa extension?

To extend your skilled worker visa, you must have a valid Certificate of Sponsorship from a licensed employer, meet the minimum salary requirement, demonstrate sufficient knowledge of English, and score enough points on the points-based system.

Can my family members stay with me if I extend my skilled worker visa?

Yes, your spouse, civil partner, and children under 18 can apply to join you as dependents on your skilled worker visa extension. They will need to meet certain requirements and pay the appropriate visa fees.

Can I switch to another visa category while extending my skilled worker visa?

Yes, you have the option to switch to another visa category during your skilled worker visa extension, provided you meet the requirements of the new visa category you wish to switch to. It is important to consult the UK immigration rules or seek legal advice for specific information on switching visas.

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