You can apply for extension of your T2 Minister of Religion dependant visa if you are already in the UK on T2 Minister of Religion dependant visa and your T2 Minister of Religion dependant visa is about to expire. In most cases, the T2 Minister of Religion dependant will apply for extension at the same time when the main applicant is also applying for extension of T2 Minister of Religion visa. However, where the main applicant is applying for ILR or has already been granted ILR as a T2 Minister of Religion and the dependant could not apply for ILR due to not completing 5 years qualifying period for ILR grant, the T2 Minister of Religion dependant can apply for extension of T2 Minister of Religion dependant visa.

A T2 Minister of Religion dependant is granted 3 years leave to remain as a T2 Minister of Religion dependant where the main applicant has already been granted ILR as a T2 Minister of Religion. In most cases, the grant of 3 years extension enables the dependant to complete the qualifying period of 5 years for ILR as a T2 Minister of Religion dependant. An application for extension of T2 Minister of Religion dependant visa is made in accordance with requirements as set out in Appendix T2 Minister of Religion.

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Our specialist team of immigration solicitors can provide expert immigration advice and legal representations on fixed fee basis concerning your application for extension of T2 Minister of Religion dependant visa. 

Eligibility Requirements For Extension Of T2 Minister of Religion Dependant Visa

As a dependant of T2 Minister of Religion migrant, you should satisfy the following requirements to be eligible for extension of T2 Minister of Religion dependant visa:

  • Valid application: The applicant must submit a valid application for extension of T2 Minister of Religion dependant visa from inside the UK;
  • Immigration status requirement: The applicant must be currently in the UK with leave to enter or remain as a T2 Minister of Religion dependant visa;
  • Relationship requirement: The applicant must meet the relationship requirement as per appendix T2 Minister of Religion of the Immigration Rules;
  • Age requirement for partner: If the applicant is applying as a dependent partner they must be aged 18 or over on the date of application;
  • Age and care requirement for child: If the applicant is applying as a dependent child they must be aged under 18 on the date of application unless they were last granted permission as the dependent child of their parent or parents. If the applicant is a child aged under 18 on the date of application, there must be suitable arrangements for the child’s care and accommodation in the UK, which must comply with relevant UK legislation and regulations;
  • Suitability requirement: The applicant must not fall for refusal under Part 9: grounds for refusal;
  • Financial requirement: The applicant must meet the financial requirement as per Appendix T2 Minister of Religion of the Immigration Rules. 
  • Not be in breach of immigration laws: The applicant must not be:
    • in breach of immigration laws, except that where paragraph 39E applies, that period of overstaying will be disregarded; or
    • on immigration bail.

Relationship Requirement For Dependent Partner Of T2 Minister of Religion

The applicant must be the partner of the sponsoring T2 Minister of Religion where one of the following applies:

  • The sponsoring T2 Minister of Religion must have T2 Minister of Religion visa; or
  • The sponsoring T2 Minister of Religion is, at the same time, applying for (and is granted) entry clearance on the T2 Minister of Religion route; or
  • The sponsoring T2 Minister of Religion is settled or has become a British citizen, providing the sponsoring T2 Minister of Religion had permission on the T2 Minister of Religion route when they settled and the applicant had permission as sponsoring T2 Minister of Religion’s partner at that time.

If the applicant and their T2 Minister of Religion partner are not married or in a civil partnership, all of the following requirements must also be met:

  • they must have been living together in a relationship similar to marriage or civil partnership for at least the two years before the date of application; and
  • any previous relationship of the applicant or their T2 Minister of Religion partner with another person must have permanently broken down; and
  • the applicant and their T2 Minister of Religion partner must not be so closely related that they would not be allowed to marry or form a civil partnership in the UK.

The relationship between the applicant and their T2 Minister of Religion partner must be genuine and subsisting and the applicant and their T2 Minister of Religion partner must intend to live together throughout the applicant’s stay in the UK.

Relationship Requirement For A Dependent Child Of T2 Minister of Religion

The applicant must be the child of the sponsoring T2 Minister of Religion visa holder where one of the following applies:

  • The sponsoring T2 Minister of Religion has permission on the T2 Minister of Religion route; or
  • The sponsoring T2 Minister of Religion is, at the same time, applying for (and is granted) entry clearance or permission on the T2 Minister of Religion route; or
  • The sponsoring T2 Minister of Religion is settled or has become a British citizen, providing the sponsoring T2 Minister of Religion had permission on the T2 Minister of Religion route when they settled and the applicant had permission as sponsoring T2 Minister of Religion's child at that time.

The child’s parents must each be either applying at the same time as the applicant or already have permission to be in the UK (other than as a Visitor) unless:

  • the parent applying for or with entry clearance or permission to stay as a T2 Minister of Religion is the sole surviving parent; or
  • the parent applying for or with entry clearance or permission to stay as a T2 Minister of Religion has sole responsibility for the child’s upbringing; or
  • the parent who does not have permission as a T2 Minister of Religion –
    • is a British citizen or a person who has a right to enter or stay in the UK without restriction; and
    • is or will be ordinarily resident in the UK; or
  • the decision maker is satisfied that there are serious and compelling reasons to grant the child entry clearance or permission to stay with the parent who is applying for or has entry clearance or permission as a T2 Minister of Religion.

If the applicant is a child born in the UK to a T2 Minister of Religion or their partner, the applicant must provide a full UK birth certificate showing the names of both parents.

Age and Care Requirement For A Child

The child must be under the age of 18 on the date of application, unless they were last granted permission as the dependent child of their parent or parents. If the child is aged 16 or over at the date of application, they must not be leading an independent life.

If the applicant is aged under 18 on the date of application, there must be suitable arrangements for the child’s care and accommodation in the UK, which must comply with relevant UK legislation and regulations.

Financial Requirement

The T2 Minister of Religion or the dependants of the T2 Minister of Religion must have a certain amount of money available to support themselves while they are in the UK. If the applicant is applying for permission to stay and has been living in the UK with permission for 12 months or longer on the date of application, they will meet the financial requirement and do not need to show funds.

If the applicant has not been lawfully resident for 12 months or longer on the date of application, the funds for maintenance required for T2 Minister of Religion dependant visa will be as given in the table below:

Dependant Applicant Funds Required
Partner of the T2 Minister of Religion £285
One child of the T2 Minister of Religion £315
Each additional child of the T2 Minister of Religion £200

T2 Minister of Religion or dependants of T2 Minister of Religion will need to have had the money available for at least 28 days in a row. Day 28 must be within 31 days of the applicant applying for this visa.

You may not need to show funds for maintenance in the bank account if the T2 Minister of Religion’s A-rated sponsor certify that they will, if necessary, maintain and accommodate the dependent partner and/or any dependent child as well as the T2 Minister of Religion, up to the end of the first month of each of their grants of permission to stay in the UK.

 Period and Conditions Of Grant

A dependent partner of a T2 Minister of Religion will be granted:

  • permission which ends on the same date as their partner’s permission as a T2 Minister of Religion; or
  • 3 years’ permission if the T2 Minister of Religion was (or is being) granted settlement as a T2 Minister of Religion.

A child of a T2 Minister of Religion will be granted permission which ends on the same date as whichever of their parents’ permission ends first, unless both parents have (or are being granted) settlement or British Citizenship, in which case the child will be granted permission for 3 years.

The grant will be subject to all the following conditions:

  • no access to public funds; and
  • work (including self-employment and voluntary work) is permitted, except as a professional sportsperson (including as a sports coach); and
  • study is permitted, subject to the ATAS condition in Appendix ATAS, if the applicant is over the age of 18; and
  • if Part 10 of the Immigration Rules applies, the applicant will be required to register with the police.

Fast Track Service For Extension Of T2 Minister of Religion Dependant Visa

Our specialist team of Fast Track Immigration Solicitors can fast track your UK visa and immigration application to get you decision on your application faster under the Priority Service or Super Priority service. This way you will get decision on your application faster and will not to wait for a decision on your application for months (some time years).

Our fast track immigration solicitors can prepare your application faster and submit your application under the Priority Service or Super Priority Service to get you faster decision on your application.

As Fast Track Immigration Lawyers in London, we are registered with the Home Office, UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) and its commercial partners UKVCAS Sopra Steria to provide Priority Service or Super Priority Service for your application whereby decision on your application will be made by the Home Office UKVI faster. An application submitted through Priority Service is normally decided within 5 working days and an application submitted through Super Priority Service is normally decided within 24 hours (usually by end of next working day).

Our Fixed Fees For Dependant Visa Applications

Our fixed fees for dependant visa applications are as given in the fee table below:

Our Service Our Fixed Fees Range
Full service for dependant visa Entry Clearance to cover all the work until decision by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) From £1,000 To £2,000 (no VAT)
Full service for switching into dependant visa from inside the UK through Super Priority Service to cover our work until decision on your application From £1,000 + VAT To £2,000 + VAT
Full service for extension of dependant visa from inside the UK through Super Priority Service to cover our work until decision on your application From £1,000 + VAT To £2,000 + VAT
Full service for ILR as a dependant from inside the UK through Super Priority Service to cover our work until decision on your application From £1,000 + VAT To £2,000 + VAT

The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the application and the volume of casework involved in the application. In addition to our fixed fee for the application, the applicant also has to pay the Home office UKVI fees for the application.

Service Options For Your Immigration Application

Our specialist team of immigration solicitors and lawyers offer following service options for your UK visa and immigration application:

Full Service

Our immigration lawyers can provide full service for your immigration application for a fixed fee. Under the full service, our fast track immigration lawyers will carry out all the work on your immigration application until you get a decision on your application through priority or super priority service. Work to be carried out by our fast track immigration lawyers will include the following:

  • Advice on requirements: Our immigration solicitors will advise you on the relevant requirements you meet for your immigration application to succeed;
  • Documentary advice: Our immigration lawyers will prepare and email you a comprehensive list of supporting documents to be submitted in support of your immigration application;
  • Assessing documents: Our immigration lawyers will assess your documents to make sure that all the documents you provide in support of your application are in accordance with the requirement of the immigration rules;
  • Completing the application form: Our immigration lawyers will complete the relevant application form your immigration application;
  • Submitting application through Priority or Super Priority Service: Where possible, our fast track immigration lawyers will submit your online immigration application through priority or super priority service to get faster decision on your immigration application;
  • Booking an appointment with the application centre: After the online submission of your immigration application, our fast track visa solicitors will book your appointment with the application centre for you to enrol your biometrics;
  • Detailed cover letter: Our specialist immigration solicitors will prepare a detailed cover letter in support of the immigration application to explain all the relevant legal requirements and how such requirements have been satisfied by the applicant with the documents being submitted with the application;
  • Uploading documents online: Before the biometrics enrolment date, our immigration lawyers will upload online all the supporting documents to be considered in support of the immigration application;
  • Follow up work: Our immigration lawyers will carry out all the follow up work until decision by the Home Office UKVI on the immigration application.

One-Off Immigration Services

Our specialist immigration lawyers can provide following one-off immigration services for in relation to your UK visa and immigration application:

Remote Legal Services For Your Immigration Matter

Our specialist team of immigration solicitors and lawyers can provide you with expert immigration advice and representations remotely from our offices in London. Using modern technology, our Fast Track Immigration Lawyers can handle your matter remotely without the need for you to visit our offices. Whilst we are more than happy to welcome clients into our offices, if this is their preference, we are proud to be able to offer our legal services remotely to save your time and travel cost.

  • We can provide immigration advice service remotely through Zoom / Skype / Phone / Microsoft Team etc to assess your matter fully and give you appropriate legal advice on your matter;
  • Following initial immigration advice, if you instruct us for your immigration matter, we can send you all relevant documents electronically for you to digitally sign and return the same to us;
  • You can send and receive all documents electronically in PDF format;
  • We will complete your application form and prepare any witness statement (where necessary) by sharing our computer screen with you in a Zoom / Microsoft Team meeting so that you are fully aware of all the information given in the form or statement;
  • We will keep you fully informed on the progress of your matter through active email correspondence.

Why Choose Us For Your Immigration Application?

  • Your immigration application will  be prepared by a specialist immigration solicitor with huge experience of 19 years and specialist knolwedge of immigration laws, requirements, documentary evidence and relevant procedures;
  • Your immigration application will be prepared in shortest possible time under the fast track service;
  • You will get decision on your application faster under the Priority or Super Priority Service;
  • If your application does not succeed for any reasons, our immigration lawyers will challenge the refusal with no additional cost. In the alternative, our immigration lawyers will prepare and submit a fresh application at no extra cost;
  • Our immigration solicitors and lawyers can provide you with expert legal advice and representations remotely from our offices in London. Using modern technology, we can handle your matter remotely without the need for you to visit our offices. Whilst we are more than happy to welcome clients into our offices, if this is their preference, we are proud to be able to offer our legal services remotely.