Sunrise Solicitors specialise in all types of UK work visas. Our expert team of immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors can provide legal help and assistance at all stages of work visa applications including applications for entry clearance for work visa, switching into work visa from inside the UK, renewal/extension of work visas and Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) on the basis of work visas.

Our expert team of immigration solicitors can provide legal help and assistance for the following UK work visa categories:

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa UK

Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa allows a person to set up a business in the UK with investment funds of £200,000 or £50,000.

Entry Clearance As Tier 1 Entrepreneur Migrant

If you currently have or in the last 12 months had leave to remain as a Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur, you can apply for entry clearance as Tier 1 Entrepreneur to set up your business in the UK with investment funds of not less than £50,000.

Switching Into Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa UK

If you are currently in the UK with leave to remain as a Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur, you can apply for switching into Tier 1 Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa from inside the UK by having not less than £50,000 funds for investment.

Renewal Of Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa UK

If you are already in the UK with Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa, you can apply for renewal of your Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa either from inside or outside the UK. Our expert team of immigration solicitors can provide legal help and assistance with the renewal of your Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa renewal.

ILR As Tier 1 Entrepreneur Migrant

A Tier 1 Entrepreneur Migrant can apply for ILR after completion of 5 years residence in the UK under Tier 1 Entrepreneur category. Under accelerated route to settlement, a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Migrant can apply for ILR upon completion of 3 years residence in the UK under Tier 1 Entrepreneur category.

Our expert team of immigration solicitors can provide legal help and assistance with application for entry clearance as Tier 1 Entrepreneur, switching from Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur to Tier 1 Entrepreneur, renewal of Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa and ILR as Tier 1 Entrepreneur Migrant. READ MORE

Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa UK

Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur has been closed from 30 March 2019 and has been replaced with start up visa category. Those who are already in the UK on Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur visa can switch into other visa categories including switching into Tier 1 Entrepreneur, switching into Tier 2 General visa or some other categories depending on the personal circumstances of the applicant. READ MORE

Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa UK

Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa category is designed for highly skilled individuals in the fields of science, humanities, engineering, the arts and digital technology who will enrich the United Kingdom’s knowledge economy and cultural life. The Home Office, UKVI recognise that such talented individuals should have few restrictions on their economic activity once in the UK. If you qualify, the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa category allows you to work and change employers, or to be self-employed, without the need for further authorisation or to be sponsored for employment in a specific post.

Endorsement Letter For Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa UK

Before you apply for entry clearance or switching into Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa, you need to apply for endorsement letter from the relevant designated endorsing body. Our expert team of immigration solicitors can help you with apply for endorsement letter to be able to apply for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa. 

Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa Entry Clearance

A person who has been issued with an endorsement letter as exceptional talent or exceptional promise by the relevant endorsement body can apply for entry clearance for UK visa as Tier 1 Exceptional talent.

Switching Into Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa UK

If you are already in the UK with leave to remain under a category from which switching into Tier 1 Exceptional Talent category is allowed and you have been issued with an endorsement letter by the relevant designated endorsement body, you can apply for switching into Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa from inside the UK.

Renewal Of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa

If you have been granted leave to remain in the UK as Tier 1 Exceptional Talent for less than 5 years or if you are unable to apply for ILR as a Tier 1 Exceptional Talent for any reasons, you can apply for renewal of your Tier 1 Exceptional Talent leave from inside the UK.

ILR As Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Migrant

A Tier 1 exceptional talent migrant who was endorsed by the relevant endorsement body as Exceptional Promise can apply for ILR upon completion of 5 years residence in the UK under Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa category. A Tier 1 Exceptional Talent migrant who was endorsement by the relevant endorsement body as Exceptional Talent can apply for ILR upon completion of 3 years residence in the UK under Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa category.

Our expert team of immigration solicitors can provide the legal help and assistance with endorsement letter for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa application, Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa entry clearance application, switching into Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa from inside the UK, renewal of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa and ILR as Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Migrant. We can provide Super Priority Service for your in-country application to be decided within 24 hours. READ MORE

Tier 1 Investor Visa UK

The Tier 1 (Investor) visa category is for high net worth individuals making a substantial financial investment in the UK. You must have access to at least £2,000,000 (£2 million) in investment funds to apply for Tier 1 Investor visa.

Tier 1 Investor Visa UK Entry Clearance

You can apply for Tier 1 Investor visa entry clearance if you have at least £2,000,000 (£2 million) investment funds under your control.

Switching Into Tier 1 Investor Visa

If you are already in the UK with leave to remain under a category from which switching into Tier 1 investor is allowed and you have access to at least £2,000,000 (£2 million) investment funds under your control, you can apply for switching into Tier 1 Investor visa from inside the UK.

Renewal Of Tier 1 Investor Visa

A person who is already in the UK with Tier 1 Investor visa can apply for renewal of his Tier 1 Investor visa from inside the UK on the basis that you invested not less than £2 million in the UK by way of UK Government bonds, share capital or loan capital in active and trading UK registered companies.

ILR As Tier 1 Investor

A Tier 1 Investor who has invested at least £2 million can apply for ILR after 5 years residence under Tier 1 Investor category. A Tier 1 Investor who has invested at least £5 million can apply for ILR after 3 years residence under Tier 1 Investor category. A Tier 1 Investor who has invested at least £10 million can apply for ILR after 2 years residence under Tier 1 Investor category.

Our expert team of immigration solicitors can provide the legal help and assistance with application for Tier 1 Investor visa entry clearance, switching into Tier 1 Investor visa from inside the UK, renewal of Tier 1 Investor visa and ILR as Tier 1 Investor Migrant. READ MORE

Tier 2 General Visa UK

Tier 2 General visa category is for skilled migrant workers who have an offer of a skilled job from a Tier 2 sponsor (the UK employer). The Tier 2 Sponsor needs to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) to the migrant worker which then becomes the basis of an application for Tier 2 General visa.

Tier 2 General Visa UK Entry Clearance

A person who has been assigned a certificate of sponsorship (CoS) by a UK employer can apply for Tier 2 General visa entry clearance from outside the UK. For entry clearance as a Tier 2 General Migrant, usually a restricted Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) is required unless the job is in shortage occupations list or the prospective salary to be paid to the Tier 2 Migrant is £159,600 or more gross per year.

Switching Into Tier 2 General Visa

If you are already in the UK with leave to remain under a category from which switching into Tier 2 General category is allowed and you have been assigned a certificate of sponsorship (CoS) by your prospective employer (the Tier 2 sponsor), you can apply for switching into Tier 2 General visa from inside the UK.

Extension/Renewal Of Tier 2 General Visa

If you are already in the UK with leave to remain as Tier 2 General visa and either your Tier 2 leave to remain is about to expire or you are changing your Tier 2 sponsor (employer), you can apply for extension/renewal of your Tier 2 General visa by getting an unrestricted Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) from your employer (Tier 2 sponsor).

ILR As Tier 2 General Migrant

A person who has spent 5 years in the UK under Tier 2 General visa category or in combination with other categories where previous stay in a different category is permitted to be combined with Tier 2 General can apply for ILR as Tier 2 General Migrant.

Our expert team of immigration solicitors can provide the legal help and assistance with application for Tier 2 General visa entry clearance, switching into Tier 2 General visa from inside the UK, renewal/extension of Tier 2 General visa and ILR as Tier 2 General Migrant. We can provide Super Priority Service for your in-country application to be decided within 24 hours. READ MORE

Tier 2 Minister Of Religion Visa UK

You can apply for a Tier 2 (Minister of Religion) visa if you have been offered a job within a faith community (for example as a minister of religion, missionary, or member of a religious order) in the UK.

Tier 2 Minister Of Religion Visa Entry Clearance

A person who has been assigned a certificate of sponsorship (CoS) by a prospective employer (Tier 2 sponsor) to work within a faith community as a minister of religion can apply for Tier 2 Minister of Religion visa entry clearance from outside the UK.

Switching Tier 2 Minister Of Religion Visa

If you are already in the UK with leave to remain under a category from which switching into Tier 2 Minister of Religion category is allowed and you have been assigned a certificate of sponsorship (CoS) by your prospective employer (the Tier 2 sponsor), you can apply for switching into Tier 2 Minister of Religion visa from inside the UK.

Extension/Renewal Of Tier 2 Minister Of Religion Visa

If you are already in the UK with leave to remain as Tier 2 Minister of Religion visa and either your Tier 2 Minister of Religion leave to remain is about to expire or you are changing your Tier 2 sponsor (employer), you can apply for extension/renewal of your Tier 2 Minister of Religion visa by getting an unrestricted Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) from your employer (Tier 2 sponsor).

ILR As Tier 2 Minister Of Religion

A person who has spent 5 years in the UK under Tier 2 Minister of Religion visa category or in combination with other categories where previous stay in a different category is permitted to be combined with Tier 2 Minister of Religion can apply for ILR as Tier 2 Minister of Religion.

Our expert team of immigration solicitors can provide the legal help and assistance with application for Tier 2 Minister of Religion visa entry clearance, switching into Tier 2 Minister of Religion visa from inside the UK, renewal/extension of Tier 2 Minister of Religion visa and ILR as Tier 2 Minister of Religion Migrant. We can provide Super Priority Service for your in-country application to be decided within 24 hours. READ MORE

Tier 2 Sportsperson Visa UK

Tier 2 Sportsperson visa category is for skilled migrant workers who have an offer of a skilled job from a Tier 2 sponsor (the UK employer). The Tier 2 (Sportsperson) category is for elite sportspeople and coaches who are internationally established at the highest level, and will make a significant contribution to the development of their sport. Your application will need to be endorsed by your sport's governing body.

Tier 2 Sportsperson Visa Entry Clearance

A person who has been assigned a certificate of sponsorship (CoS) by a prospective employer (Tier 2 sponsor) to work as a sportsperson or coach for his/her employer (Tier 2 sponsor)  can apply for Tier 2 sportsperson visa entry clearance from outside the UK.

Switching Into Tier 2 Sportsperson Visa

If you are already in the UK with leave to remain under a category from which switching into Tier 2 Sportsperson category is allowed and you have been assigned a certificate of sponsorship (CoS) by your prospective employer (the Tier 2 sponsor), you can apply for switching into Tier 2 Sportsperson visa from inside the UK.

Extension/Renewal Of Tier 2 Sportsperson Visa

If you are already in the UK with leave to remain as Tier 2 Sportsperson visa and either your Tier 2 leave to remain is about to expire or you are changing your Tier 2 sponsor (employer), you can apply for extension/renewal of your Tier 2 Sportsperson visa by getting a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) from your employer (Tier 2 sponsor).

ILR As Tier 2 Sportsperson

A person who has spent 5 years in the UK under Tier 2 Sportsperson visa category or in combination with other categories where previous stay in a different category is permitted to be combined with Tier 2 General can apply for ILR as Tier 2 Sportsperson.

Our expert team of immigration solicitors can provide the legal help and assistance with application for Tier 2 Sportsperson visa entry clearance, switching into Tier 2 Sportsperson visa from inside the UK, renewal/extension of Tier 2 Sportsperson visa and ILR as Tier 2 Sportsperson Migrant. We can provide Super Priority Service for your in-country application to be decided within 24 hours. READ MORE

Tier 2 Intra Company Transfer (ICT) Visa UK

You can apply for a Tier 2 (Intra-company Transfer) visa if your overseas employer has offered you a role in a UK branch of the organisation.

Tier 2 ICT Visa Entry Clearance

A person who has been assigned a certificate of sponsorship (CoS) by a UK employer (UK branch) can apply for Tier 2 ICT visa entry clearance from outside the UK if he/she has been in employment with the overseas branch of the same business for last 12 months.

Switching Into Tier 2 ICT Visa

If you are already in the UK with leave to remain under a category from which switching into Tier 2 ICT category is allowed and you have been assigned a certificate of sponsorship (CoS) by your employer (the Tier 2 sponsor), you can apply for switching into Tier 2 ICT visa from inside the UK.

Extension/Renewal Of Tier 2 ICT Visa

If you are already in the UK with leave to remain as Tier 2 Migrant and your Tier 2 ICT leave is about to expire, you can apply for extension/renewal of your Tier 2 ICT visa by getting a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) from your employer (Tier 2 ICT sponsor).

ILR As Tier 2 ICT Migrant

A person who has spent 5 years in the UK under Tier 2 ICT visa category can apply for ILR as Tier 2 ICT Migrant if he applied for his initial Tier 2 ICT visa Entry Clearance before 6 April 2010 and has been continuously in the UK under Tier 2 ICT visa ever since.

Our expert team of immigration solicitors can provide the legal help and assistance with application for Tier 2 ICT visa entry clearance, switching into Tier 2 ICT visa from inside the UK, renewal/extension of Tier 2 ICT visa and ILR as Tier 2 ICT Migrant. We can provide Super Priority Service for your in-country application to be decided within 24 hours. READ MORE

Innovator Visa UK

The Innovator visa category has replaced Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa category which has been closed for initial applications (with an exception for Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneurs) as of 30 March 2019. The innovator visa category is for more experienced businesspeople seeking to establish a business in the UK. Applicants will have an innovative, viable and scalable business idea which is supported by an endorsing body. With some exceptions, applicants will have funding of £50,000 to invest in their business.

Endorsement Letter For Innovator Visa

The Innovator Migrants will have to provide the letter from the endorsing body at initial application, extension and ILR application stage in order to succeed in their applications.

Innovator Visa UK Entry Clearance

A person who has received an endorsement letter from the relevant endorsement body approving his/her business idea to be innovative, viable and scalable can apply for innovator visa entry clearance from outside the UK by meeting all the relevant requirements as set out in Appendix W to the Immigration Rules.

Switching Into Innovator Visa

If you are already in the UK with leave to remain under a category from which switching into innovator visa category is allowed and you have been issued with an endorsement letter by the relevant designated endorsement body, you can apply for switching into innovator visa from inside the UK by meeting all the relevant requirements as set out in Appendix W to the Immigration Rules.

Renewal/Extension Of Innovator Visa

If you have been granted leave to remain in the UK as innovator migrant and you are unable to apply for ILR as an innovator migrant for any reasons, you can apply for renewal/extension of your innovator visa from inside the UK.

ILR As Innovator Migrant

An Innovator Migrant who has spent 3 years in the UK under Innovator visa category and meets all the relevant requirements for grant of ILR as set out under Appendix W to the Immigration Rules can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) as innovator migrant.

Our expert team of immigration solicitors can provide the legal help and assistance with endorsement letter for innovator visa application, innovator visa entry clearance application, switching into innovator visa from inside the UK, renewal of innovator visa and ILR as innovator Migrant. READ MORE

Start Up Visa UK

The start up visa category is for people seeking to establish a business in the UK for the first time. The start up visa category has replaced Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur visa category. Applicants are expected to have an innovative, viable and scalable business idea which has been assessed and supported by an approved endorsing body. As a result of successful application as a start up migrant, the applicant will be granted leave to remain for 2 years and does not lead directly to settlement (ILR) in the UK, but applicants may progress into the innovator visa category which does lead to ILR after 3 years.

Endorsement Letter For Start Up Visa

The Start Up Migrants will have to provide the letter from the endorsing body at application stage in order to succeed in their applications.

Start Up Visa UK Entry Clearance

A person who has received an endorsement letter from the relevant endorsement body approving his/her business idea to be innovative, viable and scalable can apply for start up visa entry clearance from outside the UK by meeting all the relevant requirements as set out in Appendix W to the Immigration Rules.

Switching Into Start Up Visa

If you are already in the UK with leave to remain under a category from which switching into start up visa category is allowed and you have been issued with an endorsement letter by the relevant designated endorsement body, you can apply for switching into start up visa from inside the UK by meeting all the relevant requirements as set out in Appendix W to the Immigration Rules.

Renewal/Extension Of Start Up Visa

If you have been granted leave to remain in the UK as start up migrant for less than 2 years or you have received new endorsement letter as a result of change in your business idea, you can apply for renewal/extension of your start up visa from inside the UK by relying on your newly obtained endorsement letter from the relevant endorsement body.

Our expert team of immigration solicitors can provide the legal help and assistance with endorsement letter for start up visa application, start up visa entry clearance application, switching into start up visa from inside the UK and renewal/extension of start up. READ MORE

Sole Representative Of An Overseas Business Visa UK

You may be able to come to the UK under this immigration route if you are the sole representative of an overseas company, intending to set up a wholly owned subsidiary or register a UK branch for an overseas parent company.

Sole Representative Visa Entry Clearance

You can apply for entry clearance (visa) for the UK as a sole representative if you are the sole representative of an overseas company, intending to set up a wholly owned subsidiary or register a UK branch for an overseas parent company.

Renewal/Extension Of Sole Representative Visa

You can apply for extension/renewal of sole representative visa 28 days prior to the expiry of initial sole representative visa which was granted for 3 years and 4 months. As a result of successful application for renewal of sole representative visa, you will be granted further leave to remain for 2 years to be able to complete 5 years to apply for ILR.

ILR As Sole Representative Of An Overseas Business

You can apply for ILR as sole representative of an overseas business when you have 28 days remaining in completion of 5 years residence in the UK with leave to remain as sole representative.

Our expert team of immigration solicitors can provide the legal help and assistance with sole representative visa entry clearance, renewal of sole representative visa and ILR as sole representative. READ MORE

UK Ancestry Visa

The UK Ancestry visa category is for Commonwealth citizens wishing to come to work in the UK on the basis of having a grandparent born in the UK.

UK Ancestry Visa Entry Clearance

You can apply for UK ancestry visa entry clearance if you can show that you are a commonwealth citizen aged 17 or over and one of your grandparents were born in the UK.

Extension/Renewal Of UK Ancestry Visa

A person who was granted entry clearance for 5 years as a UK Ancestry Migrant can apply for extension/renewal of his UK ancestry visa if he is unable to apply for ILR due to any reasons.

ILR As UK Ancestry Migrant

A UK Ancestry Migrant can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK when he/she has 28 days remaining in completion of 5 years residence in the UK under UK Ancestry visa.

Our expert team of immigration solicitors can provide the legal help and assistance with UK Ancestry visa entry clearance, renewal/extension of UK Ancestry visa and ILR as UK Ancestry Migrant. READ MORE

Domestic Worker Visa UK

The 'domestic worker in a private household' category allows overseas employers to bring their domestic workers with them when they visit the UK for up to 6 months. Domestic workers include cleaners, chauffeurs, cooks, those providing personal care for the employer and their family and nannies.

Domestic Worker Visa Entry Clearance

You can apply for a domestic worker visa to visit the UK with your employer if you are a domestic worker in a private household, have worked for your employer for at least one year and meet the other eligibility requirements for entry clearance as a domestic worker. 

Our expert team of immigration solicitors can provide the legal help and assistance with domestic worker visa entry clearance application. READ MORE

Turkish ECAA Businessperson Visa UK

If you are a Turkish citizen and you want to establish yourself in business in the United Kingdom, you can apply to come to the UK under the Turkish ECAA business category. The Home Office, UKVI will consider your application under the business provisions that were in force in 1973.

Turkish ECAA Businessperson Visa Entry Clearance

You can apply for Turkish ECAA Businessperson visa entry clearance if you have business plan to set up your business in the UK which is in line with your qualifications and skills and you also have sufficient funds for investment in your business.

Switching Into Turkish ECAA Businessperson Visa

If you are lawfully in the UK, you can apply for switching into Turkish ECAA Businessperson visa from inside the UK if you have business plan to set up your business in the UK which is in line with your qualifications and skills and you also have sufficient funds for investment in your business. 

Renewal/Extension Of Turkish ECAA Businessperson Visa

If you are already in the UK with Turkish ECAA Businessperson visa, you can apply for extension/renewal of your Turkish ECAA Businessperson visa from inside the UK.

ILR As Turkish ECAA Businessperson

A Turkish ECAA Businessperson who has 28 days remaining in completion of 5 years residence in the UK under Turkish ECAA Businessperson visa category can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK.

Our expert team of immigration solicitors can provide the legal help and assistance with Turkish ECAA Businessperson visa entry clearance, switching into Turkish ECAA Businessperson visa from inside the UK, renewal of Turkish ECAA Businessperson visa and ILR as Turkish ECAA Businessperson. READ MORE

Turkish ECAA Worker Visa UK

Turkish ECAA Worker visa category is for Turkish national workers who wish to apply for an extension of stay in the UK as an employed person, after they complete at least one year’s legal employment with the same employer in the UK.

Switching Into Turkish ECAA Worker Visa

You can switch into Turkish ECAA Worker visa from inside the UK if you are a Turkish national who has worked lawfully in the UK same the same employer for at least 12 months.

Renewal/Extension Of Turkish ECCA Worker Visa

If you are already in the UK with Turkish ECAA Worker visa and you are not yet eligibile for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), you can apply for renewal of your Turkish ECAA Worker visa.

ILR As Turkish ECAA Worker

A person who has spent 5 years in the UK under Turkish ECAA Worker visa category or in combination with other categories where previous stay in a different category is permitted to be combined with Turkish ECAA Worker category can apply for ILR as a Turkish ECAA Worker.

Our expert team of immigration solicitors can provide the legal help and assistance with application for switching into Turkish ECAA Worker visa from inside the UK, renewal/extension of Turkish ECAA Worker visa and ILR as a Turkish ECAA Worker. READ MORE

Tier 5 Visas

Following are the various Tier 5 (Temporary Workers) visa categories under the UK Immigration Rules for which we can provide our expert legal help and assistance:

Tier 5 Charity Workers
Tier 5 Creative & Sporting
Tier 5 Religious Workers
Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange
Tier 5 International Agreement
Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme (YMS)
Tier 5 Seasonal Worker Visa UK

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