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Tier 2

version 09/2010

APPLICATION FOR A GRANT OF LEAVE AND


BIOMETRIC IMMIGRATION DOCUMENT
UNDER TIER 2 - MAIN APPLICANT
In accordance with paragraph 34 of the immigration rules, this form is
specified for applications made on or after 6 September 2010.

You also need the separate Tier 2 of the Points Based System - Policy
Guidance for this form. Please read them before making your application.
If you do not already have this guidance, you can download it from our
website at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/applicationforms/pbs/
tier2guidance.pdf

Applications made on this form may be made by post, courier or in person


at one of our Public Enquiry Offices. To apply in person you must make an
appointment.

Details of our Public Enquiry Offices can be found on our website:


www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/contact/applyinginperson/

Please post or courier your application to:

Postal address: Courier address:

UK Border Agency UK Border Agency


Tier 2 Tier 2
PO Box 506 Millburngate House
Durham Millburngate
This form is to
DH99 1WB Durham
be used for all
DH97 1PA
applications
made on or after
6 September
2010
Contents

Tier 2 application - payment guidance notes......................................................4

The applicable fee................................................................................................................... 4

Reduced fee for main applicants of certain nationalities......................................................... 4

Dependants............................................................................................................................. 4

How can you pay?................................................................................................................... 4

Cheques and postal orders...................................................................................................... 4

Completing the payment details page..................................................................................... 4

Consideration process............................................................................................................. 5

Section 1 - Payment details Tier 2 Migrant.........................................................6

A. Application Details............................................................................................................... 6

Section 2 - Applicant’s details..............................................................................9

B. Personal Details.................................................................................................................. 9

C. Passport or travel documents and Biometric Residence Permits..................................... 14

D. Immigration History........................................................................................................... 19

E. Personal History (criminal convictions, war crimes, etc.)............................................. 24

F. Dependant Details............................................................................................................. 28

Section 3 - Sponsorship.....................................................................................29

G. Sponsor contact details..................................................................................................... 29

H. Job Details........................................................................................................................ 30

J. Application Type . .............................................................................................................. 31

Section 4 – Attributes..........................................................................................32

K. Tier 2 (General) and Tier 2 (Intra Company Transfers)..................................................... 32

Section 5 – Maintenance and English language..............................................37

L. Maintenance (funds).......................................................................................................... 37

M. English Language ............................................................................................................ 39

Section 6 - Public Funds.....................................................................................43

N. Public Funds..................................................................................................................... 43

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Section 7 – Declarations.....................................................................................45

P. Applicant declaration.......................................................................................................... 45

Q. Representative’s details and declaration.......................................................................... 47

Section 8 - Summary sheet................................................................................51

Application Form Help Text................................................................................55

Introduction............................................................................................................................ 55

Who should apply using this form?........................................................................................ 55

Submitting a valid application................................................................................................ 55

Biometric Residence Permits................................................................................................. 56

Claiming Points...................................................................................................................... 58

Supporting Evidence.............................................................................................................. 58

Application Types................................................................................................................... 59

Question-Specific Help Text................................................................................................... 59

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Tier 2 application - payment of the specified fee, currently £475 for


guidance notes applications made by post or courier and £730
for applications made in person at our Public
The applicable fee Enquiry Offices.

There is a fee of £475 for applications made by


How can you pay?
post or courier, or £730 for applications made
in person at our Public Enquiry Offices. By You can pay by any of the following methods:
completing this form you are also applying for a
Biometric Immigration Document. • Cheque/Bankers Draft

Reduced fee for main applicants of • Postal Order


certain nationalities • *Credit card1 - Mastercard or Visa (including
Electron)
Nationals of countries that have ratified the
1961 Council of Europe Social Charter pay • *Debit card - Delta, Maestro** (including
a reduced fee of £434 for applications made Solo)
by post or courier, or £669 for applications
made in person at our Public Enquiry Offices. * If you are applying in person at a Public
This reduction is currently applicable to main Enquiry Office and wish to pay by credit or
applicant nationals of Croatia, the Former debit card, the cardholder must be present in
Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey order for the payment to be taken.
only.
** Maestro - We can accept any Maestro
There are no other fee reductions or card if you are applying in person at a Public
exemptions to the fees set out above. Enquiry Office but only Maestro cards issued
in the UK if you are applying by post.
Dependants
Please note that your application is invalid
Each dependant must complete a separate if you do not pay the specified fee in full or
PBS (Dependant) form. Any dependant if you pay by any method other than those
applications that are submitted at the specified above. You will be required to
same time as the main applicant’s form make a fresh application, and any delay in
will incur a fee of £92 per dependant for doing so may affect your appeal rights if
applications made by post or courier, or your application is subsequently refused.
£118 per dependant for applications made in
person at our Public Enquiry Offices (PEO). Cheques and postal orders
Dependant’s of Nationals of Croatia, the
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and You must make the cheque or postal order
Turkey only pay a reduced fee of £88 per payable to ‘Home Office’ and cross the
dependant for applications made by post or cheque or postal order A/C Payee only.
courier, or £111 per dependant for applications Please write the full name and date of birth
made in person at our Public Enquiry Offices of the applicant on the back of the cheque
(PEO). and/or each postal order and keep the postal
order receipt(s). Please make sure that the
Please Note – Dependants’ applications date and the amount (words and figures) are
that are submitted at a later date and/or correct and that the cheque is signed properly.
applications for dependent children who are 1 Please note that when making large or multiple payments
aged 18 years or over will incur a charge using your credit card, the anti fraud measures that banks operate
sometimes stop the full payment being taken. This is because either the
and will not be considered without payment maximum limit on a single transaction, or the number of transactions
allowed in a given period of time, has been exceeded. To prevent this
you must ensure that you inform your bank of your intention to make
large or multiple payments in advance so that your bank allows the full
payment to be taken when you submit your application.

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Attach your cheque or postal order(s) to the If you do not provide the CVV number,
front of the application form. we cannot take your payment and your
application will be rejected as invalid.
If applying in person at a Public Enquiry Office
and paying by cheque, you must have a
cheque guarantee card with a limit sufficient to
cover the amount to be paid.

Completing the payment details page 123


AUTHORISED SIGNATURE

4567 123

To ensure that your payment is processed


without any delay, please follow this guidance CVV
when completing Section 1 of this form
(Payment Details).
A16 For card payments circle the amount you
A1 Tick the fee appropriate to your application are required to pay.
- see above guidance.
A17-A18 Cardholder’s signature - the person
A2-A3 If the address for correspondence is named on the credit/debit card must sign and
different from your home address in the UK, date these sections.
please give that address at A2. If a solicitor
A19 List all the dependants’ applications you
or other authorised immigration adviser is
are enclosing with your application.
submitting the application, it should be their
address at A2 and their name at A3. These Consideration process
details will also be used to acknowledge
receipt of the application. • If the payment submitted does not cover
the full cost of your application, it will be an
A4 Applicant’s full name, as given in his or her
invalid application and the form, together
passport or travel document.
with any documentation submitted, will be
A5 Applicant’s date of birth returned to you.

Method of payment • The fee charged is for the processing and


A6 Tick one of the boxes to show which consideration of the application. This fee
method of payment you are using. will be payable once the application form
is received by the UK Border Agency or its
A7 - A9 If paying by cheque or bankers draft payment processing agent, regardless of the
enter the bank account number, sort code and outcome of the application.
cheque number
• We cannot begin the consideration process
Paying by credit / debit card until the payment has cleared. We allow 5
working days for payments made by cheque
A10 The name as displayed on the credit/ to clear, credit/debit cards and postal orders
debit card. will clear immediately.

A11 Card number - this is the long number • Should the application be withdrawn at any
across the centre of the card. time during the consideration process the
fee will not be refunded, other than under
A12-A14 Enter the details where available on circumstances set out on the website of the
the card. UK Border Agency (www.ukba.homeoffice.
gov.uk/sitecontent/documents/policyandlaw/
A15 The Card Verification Value (CVV) is a IDIs/idichapter1a).
three-digit security code, found on the back of
the card on the signature strip - it consists of
the last 3 digits.

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Section 1 - Payment details Tier 2 Migrant
Please complete this section in block capitals and black ink.
A. Application Details
Applicants should refer to the Payment Guidance Notes which accompany this application form.
A1. Tick the applicable boxes and fee:
– the applicant is making a standard Tier 2 application - £475
– the applicant is making a premium (PEO only) Tier 2 - £730
– the applicant is a national of : Croatia FYR Macedonia Turkey
and is making a standard Tier 2 application - £434 or is making a premium Tier 2 application - £669

A2. Contact Address in the UK for correspondence

Postcode
A3. Contact Name in the UK if different from that of the applicant

A4. Applicant’s full name

A5. Applicant’s date of birth

A6. Please select the method of payment from the list below:

United Kingdom postal order (payable to Cheque/bankers draft (payable to


‘Home Office’) - go to question A19 ‘Home Office’) - go to question A7

Visa / Mastercard - go to question A10 Delta / Maestro - go to question A10


A7. Account number A8. Sort code A9. Cheque number - go to question A19

A10. Please debit the following account: Name on card

A11. Card number (the long number across the centre of the card)

A12. Valid from A13. Expiry date A14. Issue number A15. CVV security number
(where (3 digit
available) number on
A16. Circle amount to be paid - back of card)
£475 - standard £730 - premium £434 - reduced fee: standard £669 - reduced fee: premium
A17. Cardholder’s signature
A18. Date

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A19. Please give full details of any dependants’ applications submitted with this form
Dependant 1 - First name

Last name

Date of birth
D D M M Y Y Y Y

Dependant 2 - First name

Last name

Date of birth
D D M M Y Y Y Y

Dependant 3 - First name

Last name

Date of birth
D D M M Y Y Y Y

Dependant 4 - First name

Last name

Date of birth
D D M M Y Y Y Y

Dependant 5 - First name

Last name

Date of birth
D D M M Y Y Y Y

Dependant 6 - First name

Last name

Date of birth
D D M M Y Y Y Y
Please photocopy this page if space for additional dependants is required.

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If you are producing a double-sided copy of this


application form, please include this page and
make sure it falls on the reverse of the payment
details page in the two-sided copy.

For administrative reasons, it is important that


the rest of the form begins with Section 2 -
Applicant’s Details facing upwards

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Section 2 - Applicant’s details

Help on the questions is given at the end of this application form. Failure to complete this section
may lead to a delay in the consideration of your application.

B. Personal Details
Photographs
You must provide two identical photographs of yourself with your full name on the back of each
one. Please place the photographs in a small sealed envelope, together with those of any
dependants included in section F, and attach it across this space with a staple or paper clip at the
right hand side of the page/envelope. The photographs will be checked against the images taken
when your biometric features are enrolled (or recorded).

Please make sure that the staple or paper clip does not damage or mark the photographs. All
photographs must be as specified in the photo guidance. A copy of the photo guidance can be
found at

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/applicationforms/pbs/193059

B1. Title - please select from the following list:


Mr Mrs Miss Ms
If Other, what is the applicant’s title?
Rev Dr Other

B2. First name(s) as stated in the applicant’s passport:

B3. Last name(s) or family name(s) as stated in the applicant’s passport:

B4. If the applicant is known, or has ever been known, by any other name(s) than those given
above, please give details below and send the evidence showing the name change:

Name known by Dates from and to Evidence sent

Please photocopy this page if more space is needed.

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B5. Date of birth:


D D M M Y Y Y Y
B6. Gender:
Male Female

B7. Place of birth (city/town/province/state):

B8. Country of birth:

B9. Marital status - please select from the following list:


Married or civil partner Single
Widowed or surviving civil partner Unmarried partner
Divorced or dissolved civil partnership Separated or separation order

B10. Home Office reference number(s) (if known):


Reference number 1:
Reference number 2:

B11. Give details of any current or previous worker reference number(s) under work
permit arrangements (if applicable):

Reference number 1:
Reference number 2:

B12. United Kingdom National Insurance number (if known):

B13. Points Based System migrant reference number (if known):

B14. United Kingdom ID card number (if applicable):

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B15. Full address:

B16. Postcode:

B17. Date applicant started living at this address:


D D M M Y Y Y Y
If the applicant has lived at the address above for less than two years please provide
previous address details and the dates the applicant lived there.
Previous address 1:

Postcode:

From: To:
D D M M Y Y Y Y D D M M Y Y Y Y
Previous address 2:

Postcode:

From: To:
D D M M Y Y Y Y D D M M Y Y Y Y

If the applicant has lived at more than two addresses in the last two years, please
photocopy this page and give details of all addresses during the previous two year
period.

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B18. Home telephone number:

B19. Mobile telephone number:

B20. Work telephone number:

B21. Email address:

B22. Correspondence address (if different from above):

B23. Postcode:

B24. Has the applicant ever lived in Northern Ireland?


Yes - go to question B25 No - go to part C

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B25. Please give details of the applicant’s previous addresses in Northern Ireland and the
dates the applicant lived there:

Previous address 1:

Postcode:

From: To:
D D M M Y Y Y Y D D M M Y Y Y Y

Previous address 2:

Postcode:

From: To:
D D M M Y Y Y Y D D M M Y Y Y Y

If the applicant has lived at more than two addresses in Northern Ireland, please
photocopy this page and give details of all other Northern Ireland addresses and dates
the applicant lived there.

Now go to Part C

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C. Passport or travel documents and Biometric Residence Permits.


Help on the questions is given at the end of this application form.
C1. Under what nationality did the applicant enter the United Kingdom?

C2. Does the applicant currently hold any additional nationalities?


Yes - go to question C3 No - go to question C4
C3. Give details of all other nationalities currently held.

C4. Has the applicant previously held any other nationalities?


Yes - go to question C5 No - go to question C6
C5. Give details, including relevant dates, of all other nationalities previously held.
Previous nationality 1:

From: To:
D D M M Y Y Y Y D D M M Y Y Y Y
Previous nationality 2:

From: To:
D D M M Y Y Y Y D D M M Y Y Y Y
Previous nationality 3:

From: To:
D D M M Y Y Y Y D D M M Y Y Y Y

Please photocopy this page if additional space is needed.

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C6. Please give details of the applicant’s current passport or travel document and any others
that he/she has used to travel to and remain in the United Kingdom and which shows his/her
current leave. Please note that for the application to be valid and complete the applicant’s
current passport/travel document must be provided unless it is not available for one of the
reasons specified on the application form.
Current passport or travel document

Passport/ Passport
If not enclosed then
Travel Issue Expiry Place of / Travel
Nationality location of Passport/
Document date date issue document
Travel Document
number enclosed

□ Lost - go to question
□ Yes
C7

□ Stolen - go to
□ No
question C8

□ Expired - returned to
national authorities

□ Elsewhere in the UK
Border Agency - go
to question C7
Previous passport or travel document 1

Passport/ Passport
If not enclosed then
Travel Issue Expiry Place of / Travel
Nationality location of Passport/
Document date date issue document
Travel Document
number enclosed

□ Lost - go to question
□ Yes
C7

□ Stolen - go to
□ No
question C8

□ Expired - returned to
national authorities

□ Elsewhere in the UK
Border Agency - go
to question C7

□ Other - go to
question C7

Please photocopy this page if additional space is required.

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C7. If any of the required passports are not enclosed then please give details why the
applicant is unable to provide them.

C8. If any of the passports or travel documents were stolen anywhere in the world, please
give the police report number, the police station and the date reported to the police.

Police report number Police station Date reported to the Police

In accordance with Biometric Registration Regulations, an applicant applying for an


extension of stay in the UK as a Tier 2 migrant must apply for a Biometric Immigration
Document, otherwise known as a Biometric residence Permit.

For information about Biometric Residence Permit, please see the Tier 2 of the Points Based
System – Policy guidance document and help text at the end of this form, which you should
read before completing this form.

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C9. Please give details of the applicant’s Biometric Residence Permit. Please note for the
application to be valid and complete the applicant’s current Bimetric Residence Permit must
be provided, unless it is not available for one of the reasons specified on the application
form.
Current Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)

BRP If not enclosed


Issue Expiry Place of BRP
document Nationality then location of
date date issue enclosed?
number BRP document

□ Lost - go to
□ Yes question C11

□ Stolen - go to
question C12

□ No □ Expired -
returned to national
authorities

□ Elsewhere in the
UK Border Agency -
go to question C11

C10. If the BRP is not enclosed then please give details why the applicant is unable to
provide it.

C11. If the BRP was lost, please give date this was reported to The UK Border Agency Card
Management Service.

D D M M Y Y Y Y

C12. If the BRP was stolen, please give the police report number, the police station and the
date reported to the police.

Police report number Police station Date reported to the Police

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It is mandatory to complete C13-C16. If it is not complete the application will be invalid and
will be returned to the applicant.

C13. Has the applicant used any name(s) other than the one given in part B of this
application form in previous UK immigration applications made in the UK or abroad?

Yes - go to question C14 No - go to question C15

C14. What other name(s) did the applicant use?

Please state when the application(s) were made

Please give the British Diplomatic Post(s) involved if the application(s) was/were made
abroad.

If more space is required please continue on a separate sheet and enclose it with this
application form.
C15. Has the applicant had his/her fingerprints taken as part of a previous UK immigration
application made in the UK or abroad?

Yes - go to question C16 No - go to part D

C16. Please state below when the fingerprints were taken

Please state below where they were taken, including the town or city and country.

Please give the British Diplomatic Post(s) involved if the application(s) was/were made
abroad.

If more space is required please continue on a separate sheet and enclose it with this
application form.
Now go to Part D.

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D. Immigration History

It is mandatory to complete Section D. If it is not complete the application will be invalid and
will be returned to the applicant.

Help on the questions is given at the end of this application form.

D1. Did the applicant obtain entry clearance or a visa before entering the United Kingdom?
Yes - go to question D2 No - go to question D5

D2. Where did the applicant obtain entry clearance or a visa before travelling to the United
Kingdom?

Country

Post (City)

D3. What date was the entry clearance or visa issued?


D D M M Y Y Y Y

D4. Please enter the reference number on the entry clearance or visa which can be found in
the applicant’s passport or travel document.

D5. Are either the applicant’s current and/or any one of his/her previous passport(s) or travel
document(s) that he/she has used to travel to, and remain in, the United Kingdom which
shows his/her current leave unavailable?
Yes - go to question D6 No - go to question D11
Please note for the application to be valid and complete the applicant’s current passport or
travel document must be provided unless it is not available for one of the reasons specified
on the application form.

D6. At which port did the applicant enter the United Kingdom?

D7. How did the applicant enter the United Kingdom?


By air By sea By channel tunnel

Via the Common Travel Area (the Republic of Ireland, the Isle of Man, Jersey and
Guernsey)

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D8. Give details of the journey, including where the applicant travelled from, ticket booking
or reference number, and transport operator.

Details of journey Ticket booking or Transport operator


reference number

D9. For what purpose did the applicant enter the United Kingdom?

D10. When did the applicant arrive in the United Kingdom?


D D M M Y Y Y Y

D11. What is the applicant’s current immigration status in the United Kingdom?

D12. Is the applicant’s current immigration status any of the following categories: student,
student nurse, student re-sitting an examination, student writing up a thesis, post-graduate
doctor, post-graduate dentist?

Yes - go to question D13 No - go to question D15

D13. Is the applicant getting sponsorship, or has he/she got sponsorship, that has ended
within the last 12 months for his/her studies in the United Kingdom, from the British
Government, any other government, or an international scholarship agency?
Yes - go to question D14 No - go to question D15

D14. Please tick to confirm the following evidence has been supplied:
Original written confirmation from your sponsor giving consent to this application.

If you have been sponsored in your studies and this confirmation is not included, your
application will be refused.

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D15. When does the applicant’s current leave expire?


D D M M Y Y Y Y

D16. Has the applicant ever stayed in the United Kingdom beyond the end of his/her period
of leave?

Yes - go to question D17 No - go to question D18

D17. Give the reason(s) why the applicant has stayed beyond the end of his/her period of
leave and the dates of the overstay:

D18. Has the applicant ever worked in the United Kingdom without immigration permission
to do so (that is, contrary to his/her conditions of stay)?

Yes - go to question D19 No - go to question D20

D19. Give the reason(s) why the applicant worked in the United Kingdom without
immigration permission to do so and the dates this work was undertaken:

D20. Has the applicant ever illegally entered the United Kingdom?
Yes - go to question D21 No - go to question D22
D21. Give the details and dates when this happened:

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D22. Has the applicant ever used deception when seeking leave to enter or leave to remain?
Yes - go to question D23 No - go to question D24
D23. Give the details and dates when this happened:

D24. Has the applicant ever been removed or deported from the United Kingdom?
Yes - go to question D25 No - go to question D26
D25. Give the details and dates when this happened:

D26. Does the applicant currently have any other applications with us on which he/she is
awaiting a decision?

Yes - go to question D27 No - go to question D30

D27. Give details of the application, including the date the application was submitted, what
the application is for (the category), and the payment reference number:

D28. Was this application submitted before the applicant’s leave expired?
Yes - go to question D29 No - go to question D30
D29. Has the date of the applicant’s leave, as stated in his/her passport, now passed?
Yes - the applicant is not able to No - go to question D30
submit a further fresh application.
However, they can, if they wish,
vary the grounds of the existing
application. Go to the help text.

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D30. Does the applicant currently have an appeal with the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal
which is yet to be heard?

Yes - go to question D31 No - go to Part E

D31. Give details of the appeal, including the date the appeal was submitted, what the appeal
is for (the category) and the payment reference number for the original application (where
applicable):

D32. Has the date of the applicant’s leave, as stated in his/her passport, now passed?
Yes - the applicant is not able to No - go to Part E
submit a further fresh application.
However, they can, if they wish,
provide additional grounds to the
outstanding appeal. Go to the
help text.

Now go to Part E

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E. Personal History (criminal convictions, war crimes, etc.)


It is mandatory to complete section E. If it is not complete the application will be invalid and
will be returned to the applicant.

Please answer every question in this section. It is an offence under Section 26(1) (c) of the
Immigration Act 1971 to make a statement or representation which is known to be false or is
not believed to be true. Information given will be checked with other agencies.

E1. Has the applicant had any criminal convictions in the United Kingdom or any other
country (including traffic offences) or any civil judgments made against them?

Yes - go to question E2 No - go to question E3

E2. If question E1 above has been answered “yes” please give details below for each
criminal conviction and/or civil judgment, starting with the most recent one - but first see
Note 1 about criminal convictions. If the applicant has received more than two convictions
and / or civil judgments, please photocopy this page and enclose it with this form.

Note 1: Convictions spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 need not be disclosed.
More information about this Act is given towards the end of this section.

Criminal conviction/civil judgment 1

Name of person convicted or against whom a civil judgment was made (only if different to the
name the applicant is currently known by)

Nature of the criminal offence or the civil action (give details on a separate sheet and enclose it
with this form if more space is needed)

Details of the sentence or civil judgment (give details on a separate sheet if more space is needed)

Date of sentence/judgment
D D M M Y Y Y Y
Country where the sentence was passed or the civil judgment was made

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Criminal conviction/civil judgment 2

Name of person convicted or against whom a civil judgment was made (only if different to the
name the applicant is currently known by)

Nature of the criminal offence or the civil action (give details on a separate sheet and enclose it
with this form if more space is needed)

Details of the sentence or civil judgment (give details on a separate sheet if more space is needed)

Date of sentence/judgment
D D M M Y Y Y Y
Country where the sentence was passed or the civil judgment was made

Questions E3 to E8 below must be answered, even if question E1 has been answered “No”.
For help in answering these questions, please see the definitions at the end of this section.

E3. Has the applicant ever been charged in any country with a criminal offence for which he/
she has not yet been tried in court?

Yes No

E4. In times of either peace or war has the applicant ever been involved, or suspected of
involvement, in war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide?

Yes No

E5. Has the applicant ever been involved in, supported or encouraged terrorist activities in
any country?

Yes No

E6. Has the applicant ever been a member of, or given support to, an organisation which has
been concerned in terrorism?

Yes No

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E7. Has the applicant ever, by any means or medium, expressed views that justify or glorify
terrorist violence or that may encourage others to terrorist acts or other serious criminal
acts?
Yes No

E8. Has the applicant ever engaged in any other activities which might indicate that he/she
may not be considered to be a person of good character?

Yes No

E9.If question E3, E4, E5, E6, E7 or E8 above has been answered “yes” please give further
details in the space provided below. If more space is needed continue on a separate sheet
and enclose it with this form.

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Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 Crimes against humanity


Acts committed at any time (not just during
armed conflict) as part of a widespread or
The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 systematic attack, directed against any civilian
enables criminal convictions to become ‘spent’ population with knowledge of the attack. This
or ignored after a ‘rehabilitation period’. The would include offences such as murder, torture,
length of the rehabilitation period depends on rape, severe deprivation of liberty in violation
the sentence given. For a custodial (prison) of fundamental rules of international law and
sentence the rehabilitation period is decided enforced disappearance of persons.
by the original sentence, not the time served.
Prison sentences of more than two and a half Genocide
years can never become spent and should Acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole
always be disclosed. Further information on or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious
rehabilitation periods can be found at Nacro’s group.
Resettlement Plus Helpline 020 7840 6464 or
by obtaining a free copy of their leaflet on 020
Terrorist activities
7840 6427.
Any act committed, or the threat of action,
designed to influence a government or
Definitions intimidate the public and made for the
purposes of advancing a political, religious or
ideological cause and that involves serious
For the purpose of answering questions E4 to violence against a person; that may endanger
E8, the following information provides guidance another person’s life; creates a serious risk
on actions which may constitute war crimes, to the health or safety of the public; involves
crimes against humanity, genocide, or terrorist serious damage to property; is designed to
activities. seriously disrupt or interfere with an electronic
system.
This guidance is not exhaustive. The full
definitions of war crimes, crimes against
Organisations concerned with terrorism
humanity and genocide can be found in
An organisation is concerned with terrorism if
Schedule 8 of the International Criminal
it commits or participates in acts of terrorism;
Court Act 2001 at www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/
prepares for terrorism; promotes or encourages
acts2001/20010017.htm or purchased from
terrorism (including the unlawful glorification
The Stationery Office (telephone 0870 600
of terrorism); or is otherwise concerned in
5522). It is the applicant’s responsibility to
terrorism.
satisfy him/herself that he/she is familiar with
the definitions and can answer the questions
accurately.

War crimes
Grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions
committed during an armed conflict. This
includes an internal armed conflict and an
international armed conflict. The types of acts
that may constitute a war crime include wilful
killing, torture, extensive destruction of property
not justified by military necessity, unlawful
deportation, the intentional targeting of civilians
and the taking of hostages.

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F. Dependant Details

Fill in the following details for any dependant(s) who are applying at the same time as the
applicant.

Nationality,
passport number
and Biometric Relationship to
First name(s) Last name(s) Date of birth
Residence main applicant
Permit (BRP) (if
applicable)

Please ensure a separate application form is completed for each dependant. Please see the
UK Border Agency website for further details www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

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Section 3 - Sponsorship

Help on the questions is given at the end of this application form.


Please fill in the following details.

G. Sponsor contact details


G1. Give the full name of the sponsor

G2. Give the full address of the sponsor

G3. Postcode

G4. Does the applicant hold shares in the United Kingdom company or connected business?
Yes - Please give details below, including No
how many shares you hold. You
cannot qualify under Tier 2, except if
you are applying under Tier 2 (Intra-
Company Transfer) if you have more
than 10% shareholding.

Now go to Part H

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H. Job Details

H1. Certificate of sponsorship reference number

H2. Previous certificate of sponsorship numbers


Previous certificate of sponsorship number 1:

Previous certificate of sponsorship number 2:

Previous certificate of sponsorship number 3:

Previous certificate of sponsorship number 4:

H3. Applicant’s job title

H4. How much will the applicant earn a year (before tax or any other deductions and
including allowances where appropriate)?

Now go to Part J

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J. Application Type

J1. Tick the category under which the applicant is applying.

Tier 2 (General)

Tier 2 (Intra company transfers) extending leave under three years

Tier 2 (Intra company transfer) extending leave beyond three years

Now go to Part K

Tier 2 (Sportsperson), making an application under the transitional arrangements

Tier 2 (Sportsperson), other applications

Tier 2 (Minister of Religion), making an application under the transitional


arrangements

Tier 2 (Minister of Religion), other applications

If you are applying under Tier 2 (Minister of Religion), tick here to confirm that you
have included an official letter from a senior representative of your sponsoring
organisation.

Now go to Part L

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Section 4 – Attributes
Applicants should refer to Appendix A paragraphs 59 to 84 of the Immigration Rules and the
Tier 2 of the points based system - Policy Guidance. A minimum of 50 points is needed from
this section.
K. Tier 2 (General) and Tier 2 (Intra Company Transfers)
K1. Certificate of sponsorship
Select whether the applicant is claiming points for (please tick one box only):

Has current leave in Tier 2 and is making an application under the transitional
arrangements as a senior care worker. 50 points - Go to Section 5

Making an application under the transitional arrangements as an established entertainer.


50 points - Go to Section 5

Making an application under the other transitional arrangements. 50 points - Go to


Section 5

A job that was on the UK Border Agency’s list of shortage occupations at the time the
Certificate of Sponsorship was assigned. 50 points - Go to Section 5

Completion of a resident labour market test by the sponsor. 30 points - Go to question K5

Has current leave on a work permit or in Tier 2 and is making an extension application
doing the same job for the same sponsor and having a certificate of sponsorship and is
not applying under the transitional arrangements. 50 points - Go to Section 5

Making a Tier 2 (Intra Company Transfer) change of employment application doing a


different job for the same sponsor. 25 points - Go to question K5

Switching from Tier 1 post study work or fresh talent working in Scotland scheme or
International graduates scheme (formerly known as the science and engineering graduate
scheme) and working for the sponsor for at least six months prior to the application. 30
points - Go to question K2

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K2. Select what supporting evidence the applicant has sent as proof of working for the full specified
period (6 months if switching from a post-study category, 12 months if this is an Intra-Company
Transfer: Established Staff application, 3 months if this is an Intra-Company Transfer: Graduate
Trainee application)::
Either:
Payslips covering the full specified period from the applicant’s sponsor;
Or
Personal bank statements showing payments made to the applicant covering the full
specified period from the applicant’s sponsor;
Or
Building society pass book showing payments made to the applicant covering the full
specified period from the applicant’s sponsor;

If one of the following applies to you, you must complete questions K3 and K4 below:

• you are making a Tier 2 (General) application and you have been absent from work on
maternity, paternity or adoption leave during the last six months (We will accept evidence
that you have been working for any six months within the last 18 month period); or
• you are applying to switch from a post-study category and you have been absent from
work on maternity, paternity or adoption leave during the last six months (We will accept
evidence that you have been working for any six months within the last 18 month period);
or
• you are making an Intra-Company Transfer: Established Staff application and you have
been absent from work on maternity, paternity or adoption leave during the last 12
months (We will accept evidence that you have been working for any 12 months within
the last 24 month period.).

K3. Please give the start and end dates of the period of maternity, paternity or adoption leave
that you wish to be taken into consideration (If you are still absent from the workplace due to
this, the end date should be left blank):

Start: D D M M Y Y Y Y

End: D D M M Y Y Y Y

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K4. Please tick the relevant boxes below to confirm the documents being sent with the
application as evidence of this period of maternity, paternity or adoption leave from the
workplace:

Child’s birth certificate or Certificate of Adoption, as appropriate (this should be provided


wherever one has been issued)

Letter from your sponsor confirming dates of maternity, paternity or adoption leave

Payslips or other payment / remittance advices covering the period of maternity, paternity
or adoption leave, including details of any statutory maternity / paternity / adoption
payments

Other alternative evidence of maternity, paternity or adoption leave

If the “other alternative evidence” box has been ticked, please provide a full explanation of why
the specified documents cannot be provided, and details of the alternative documentation being
supplied:

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K5. Qualifications
Applicants can claim points for one qualification only. Select the highest level of qualification for
which the applicant is claiming points.
Masters degree or PhD or equivalent or above 15 points
Bachelors degree equivalent or above 10 points
A-level or S/NVQ 3 equivalent or above 5 points
None or below A-level or S/NVQ 3 0 points

K6. Give details of the higher education, vocational or professional qualification for which
the applicant is claiming points:
Country of award

State (if applicable)

Institution

Qualification Grade Year of award


Y Y Y Y
Field of study

Duration

From D D M M Y Y Y Y To D D M M Y Y Y Y

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K7. Select how the applicant is verifying his/her qualification:


Qualification is on the points based calculator;

Qualification is not on the points based calculator, but a letter and/or certificate from UK
NARIC is enclosed;

Qualification is not on the points based calculator, but a letter stating that it is the
academic equivalent of a United Kingdom qualification from the relevant United Kingdom
professional body is enclosed.

K8. Select to confirm the documents that the applicant has sent as supporting evidence of
the qualification for which he/she is claiming points (please refer to the Tier 2 of the points
based system policy guidance to find out when documents other than the original certificate
of award will be accepted.)

Original certificate of award

Original academic reference from awarding body and original academic transcript

Original academic reference alone

Evidence previously submitted and a copy of the grant letter included

K9. Prospective earnings


Select the band of prospective earnings for which the applicant is claiming points:
£32,000 and above 25 points

£28,000 - £31,999.99 20 points

£24,000 - £27,999.99 15 points

£20,000 - £23,999.99 10 points

Under £20,000 0 points

Now go to Part L

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Section 5 – Maintenance and English language


L. Maintenance (funds)
The applicant must have a minimum level of funds, and score 10 points, or the application
will be refused. Applicants should refer to Appendix C paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Immigration
Rules and the Tier 2 of the points based system - Policy Guidance.

Please tick one box below to indicate under which area of the maintenance requirement the
applicant is applying:

Access to £800 available funds to support himself/herself - go to question L1


Maintenance certified by A-rated sponsor – go to question L2
Evidence sent in an earlier application - go to question L3

Switching from Tier 1 post study work or fresh talent working in Scotland scheme or
International graduates scheme (formerly known as the science and engineering graduate
scheme) and working for the sponsor for at least six months prior to the application – go
to question L4
The applicant is making an application under the transitional arrangements – go to
question L4

The applicant has, or was last granted, entry clearance, leave to enter or leave to
remain as a:

• Tier 2 Migrant;

• Jewish Agency employee;

• Member of the Operation Ground Staff of an overseas-


owned airline;

• Minister of Religion, Missionary or Member of a Religious


Order;

• Representative of an Overseas newspaper, News Agency


or Broadcasting Organisation; or

• Work Permit holder.

Go to question L4

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Access to £800 available funds


L1. Select what supporting evidence the applicant has sent in order to prove he/she has
access to £800 available funds:
Building society pass book covering a consecutive 90 day period ending no more than
one calendar month before the date of application

Personal bank or building society statements covering a consecutive 90 day period ending
no more than one calendar month before the date of application

Letter from a financial institution regulated by the Financial Services Authority or by the
appropriate home regulator, confirming funds and covering a consecutive 90 day period
ending no more than one calendar month before the date of application

Letter from a bank or building society confirming funds and that they have been in the
bank for at least a consecutive 90 day period ending no more than one calendar month
before the date of application

Now go to question L4

Maintenance certified by the sponsor


L2. Tick to confirm the following:
The A-rated sponsor has confirmed on the Certificate of Sponsorship, that where
necessary it will maintain and accommodate the applicant during his/her first month
in the United Kingdom.
Now go to question L4

Evidence sent on an earlier application

L3. Tick to confirm the following:


The applicant currently has leave in Tier 2 and has sent supporting evidence on an earlier
application to show that he/she meets the maintenance requirements.

L4. Tick to confirm the following:


The applicant has claimed 10 points for their level of funds.

Now go to Part M

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M. English Language

For Tier 2 (Intra Company Transfers) not extending leave beyond three years – go to part N

The applicant must have a minimum standard of English language, and score 10 points or the
application will be refused.

If the applicant is currently in the United Kingdom as a Tier 2 migrant, and has met the English
language requirement in an earlier application, or is applying under the transitional arrangements
he/she can claim 10 points for English language.

Before filling in this section of the form, the applicant should refer to Appendix B paragraphs
4 and 5 of the Immigration Rules and the Tier 2 of the points based system Policy Guidance.

Select how the applicant would like to claim points for English language:
National of a majority English speaking country - go to question M1
English language test - go to question M3
Degree taught in English - go to question M7
Evidence is not needed - go to question M11

National of a majority English speaking country

M1. If the applicant is a national of one of the countries listed below they can claim 10
points:

Antigua and Barbuda; Australia; The Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Canada; Dominica;
Grenada; Guyana; Jamaica; New Zealand; St Kitts and Nevis; St Lucia; St Vincent and the
Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago; The United States of America.
Give the applicant’s nationality:

M2. Select which supporting evidence has been sent:


Current passport or travel document - go to question M12

If the applicant has confirmed at question C6 that they have not been able to provide his/her
current passport or travel document he/she should provide one of the following documents:

Current national identity document

Original letter from applicant’s home government or embassy confirming his/her


nationality

Now go to question M12

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English Language Test


M3. If the applicant has been awarded an approved English language test, they can claim 10
points. Give details below of the test taken. If the applicant has not yet sat the test then please
go to question M6.
Awarding body:

Title of qualification:

Level of qualification: Award reference number:

Date of award:
D D M M Y Y Y Y

M4. Has the applicant obtained the results of the above test to the level needed and been
awarded a certificate?

Yes - the applicant can claim 10 points


No - go to question M6

M5. The applicant must send the original test certificate. Tick to confirm that the applicant
has sent:

Original test certificate


Now go to question M12

M6. The applicant should send the original test certificate with this application. If the
certificate cannot be provided give the reason.

Please note: The applicant must send the English language test certificate within five
working days of receiving the results.

Now go to question M12

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Degree taught in English


M7. Applicants can claim 10 points for English language if:
• He/she holds a degree that was taught in English that is deemed by UK NARIC to be equivalent
to at least a United Kingdom Bachelors degree; and

• His/her qualification can be found on the points based calculator.

Give details of the applicant’s degree:


Country of award

State (if applicable)

Institution

Qualification Grade Year of award


Y Y Y Y
Field of study

Duration
From D D M M Y Y Y Y To D D M M Y Y Y Y
M8. Select how the applicant verified his/her degree was taught in English:
The points based calculator shows the degree was taught go to question M10
in English
The points based calculator shows the qualification is go to question M9
equivalent to a United Kingdom degree but does not show
the qualification was taught in English. This option cannot
be ticked if the applicant is applying under Tier 2 (Minister
of Religion).
The points based calculator does not show the qualification go to question M9
is equivalent to a United Kingdom degree but a UK NARIC
letter and/or certificate is enclosed. This option cannot be
ticked if the applicant is applying under Tier 2 (Minister of
Religion).
M9. Tick to confirm that the applicant has included a letter from his/her University confirming
that the degree was taught in English:

University letter included


M10. Select what supporting evidence has been sent to confirm the applicant’s degree:
Original certificate of award Original academic reference alone
Original academic reference from awarding body and original academic transcript

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Evidence previously submitted/considered to automatically meet

M11. Select to confirm why the applicant does not need to send evidence that they have met
the English language requirement for this application:
The applicant currently has leave as a Tier 1 (General), Tier 1 (Entrepreneur), or was
granted leave under Highly Skilled Migrant Programme after 7 November 2006; or

The applicant currently has leave in Tier 2 and has sent evidence of meeting the English
language requirement in an earlier application; or

The applicant currently has leave given on or after 23 August 2004 as a Minister of
Religion, under the old rules.

The applicant is making an application under the transitional arrangements.

M12. Tick to confirm that the applicant has claimed 10 points for English language
- 10 points claimed

Now go to Part N

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Section 6 - Public Funds

It is mandatory to complete Section 6. If it is not complete the application will be invalid and
will be returned to the applicant.

N. Public Funds
N1. Is the applicant receiving any public funds?
Yes - go to question N2 No - go to Section 7

N2. The public funds which are relevant for the purposes of the Immigration Rules are listed
below. Tick the relevant box(es) to show which of these are being received.

Attendance Allowance Carer’s Allowance


Child Benefit Child Tax Credit
Council Tax Benefit Disability Living Allowance
Housing Benefit (excluding keyworker
Housing and Homelessness Assistance
accommodation)
Income-Based Jobseeker’s Allowance Income Support
Severe Disablement Allowance Social Fund Payment
State Pension Credit Working Tax Credit

N3. If the applicant is in receipt of housing and homelessness assistance give details of
whether this housing is provided by the local housing authority, a housing association, or
other organisation and the name of the relevant authority and details of the arrangement.

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N4. If the housing is provided by the applicant’s local council or housing authority or part
of an agreement between the applicant’s employer and the housing authority, give details
below and enclose evidence of this from the local housing authority.

N5. Tick to confirm that you have sent:


An original letter from the local housing authority

N6. If the applicant thinks that he/she is subject to an exception and is eligible to claim
public funds give details below and enclose evidence of this eligibility, if appropriate.

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Section 7 – Declarations

P. Applicant declaration

It is mandatory to complete section P. If it is not complete the application will be invalid and
will be returned to the applicant.

The applicant must sign below to show that he/she has read and understood the following
declaration. It must be authorised by the applicant and not by a representative or other
person acting on his/her behalf. If the applicant is under 18, his/her parent or guardian may
sign.

The information I have given in this application is complete and is true to the best of my knowledge.

I confirm that I am also applying for a Biometric Immigration Document for myself and any
dependants applying with me. If any dependant child under the age of 16 is applying with me I
understand that the Home Office may make enquiries about any responsible adult nominated by
me to be present when their fingerprints and/or photographs are taken.

The photographs I have submitted with this application are a true likeness of myself and have my
name on the back of each and I have had the opportunity to see the UK Border Agency photograph
guidance.

If there is a material change in my circumstances or any new information relevant to my application


becomes available before it is decided, I will inform the UK Border Agency.

I agree to co-operate with UK Border Agency officials, or any other officials charged by the
Secretary of State for the Home Office, with conducting pre-issue and post-issue checks on
compliance with points based system applications.

I agree to my sponsor or representative (where applicable) tracking my application with the UK


Border Agency, or the UK Border Agency updating my sponsor or representative on the progress of
my application including whether the application has been granted or refused.

I understand that if I knowingly submit any document or documents which are forged, fraudulent
or not genuine, and the Secretary of State has sought to verify the documents using processes
specified by her, and has been unable to verify conclusively that they are genuine, the application
will be refused.

I understand that if the UK Border Agency has reasonable cause to believe that any document or
documents I have submitted with this application are forged, fraudulent or not genuine, and the UK
Border Agency has sought to verify the documents using processes specified by it but has not been
able to verify them, no points will be awarded for these documents even if the UK Border Agency
cannot prove that they are not genuine.

I am aware that the rules and regulations governing points based system applications may change
in the future and do not assume that the requirements covering any future applications will be the
same.

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I understand that the UK Border Agency may make enquiries of the organisation (sponsor) named
in this form in order to establish whether I meet the requirements of the Immigration Rules with
regard to satisfactory employment. I agree to the organisation (sponsor) named in any of these
sections disclosing details of my employment to the UK Border Agency on their own initiative if I
cease to comply with the conditions for which I have been granted leave to remain in the United
Kingdom.

I understand that my details may in certain circumstances be passed to fraud prevention agencies
to prevent fraud and money laundering. I also understand that such agencies may provide the
UK Border Agency with information about me. Further details explaining when information may
be passed to or from fraud prevention agencies and how that information may be used can be
obtained from the UK Border Agency website.

I agree to provide any information necessary to the organisation (sponsor) named in any of these
sections, in order for that organisation (sponsor) to be able to comply with the conditions required
of licensed sponsors, as stipulated by the UK Border Agency in the sponsorship guidance. I agree
to the organisation (sponsor) named in any of these sections disclosing any details necessary in
order for that organisation (sponsor) to comply with the conditions required of licensed sponsors,
as stipulated by the UK Border Agency in the sponsorship guidance.

I am aware that it is an offence under the Immigration Act 1971, as amended by the Immigration
and Asylum Act 1999 and the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002, to make, to a person
acting in execution of any of these Acts, a statement or representation which I know to be false or
do not believe to be true, or to obtain or seek to obtain leave to remain in the United Kingdom by
means which include deception.

Information I provide to the UK Border Agency will be treated in confidence but it may be disclosed
to other law enforcement agencies, government departments, agencies, local authorities, foreign
governments and other bodies for immigration or research purposes or to enable them to perform
their functions.

The UK Border Agency may request information from other law enforcement agencies,
Government departments or Agencies, local authorities, the Police, foreign governments and other
bodies for immigration or research purposes to enable them to perform their functions.

The UK Border Agency may use the information I provide for training and research purposes.

Name:

Signature: Date:
D D M M Y Y Y Y

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Q. Representative’s details and declaration


You should fill in this section if you are a third party, such as a representative, dealing with
the application on behalf of an applicant.

Q1. Have you helped a sponsor with an application to join the register of sponsors or a
migrant to apply under the points based system before?

Yes - go to question Q2 No - go to question Q3

Q2. Give your points based system reference number (if known):

Q3. Give the name of your organisation:

Q4. Give a contact name within your organisation:

Q5. Select the title of the contact person within your organisation:
Mr Mrs Miss Ms
If Other, what is the contact’s title?
Rev Dr Other

Q6. Give the postal address:

Q7. Give the postcode:

Q8. Give the telephone number:

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Q9. Give the email address:

Q10. Is your organisation based in the United Kingdom? (Please see guidance)
Yes - go to question Q11 No - go to question Q21

Q11. Are you regulated by the Office of the Immigration Service Commissioner (OISC)?
Yes - go to question Q12 No - go to question Q13

Q12. Give your OISC registration number:

Now go to question Q21

Q13. Are you authorised to practice and regulated by a designated professional body or
supervised by such a person?

Yes - go to question Q14 No - go to question Q16

Q14. Select the relevant body from the following options:


The Law Society
The Law Society of Scotland
The Law Society of Northern Ireland
The General Council of the Bar of Northern Ireland
The Institute of Legal Executives
The General Council of the Bar
The Faculty of Advocates

Q15. Give the name of your supervisor (if applicable):

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Q16. Are you:


• authorised by an European Economic Area body responsible for the regulation of the
provision of legal advice in that European Economic Area state to provide immigration advice
or services; or

• acting under the supervision of someone authorised by an European Economic Area body to
provide immigration advice or services?
Yes - go to question Q17 No - go to question Q19

Q17. Give the name of the registered or accredited European Economic Area body (if
applicable):

Q18. Give your supervisor’s name (if applicable):

Q19. Are you under a category of person specified in an Order made by The Secretary of
State under subsection 84(4)(d) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999? This applies if you
are the sponsor who issued the certificate of sponsorship for this application.

Yes - go to question Q20 No - see application form help text

Q20. Please provide details:

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Q21. This section must be completed by all representatives, who are dealing with this
application on the applicant’s behalf. They must now read the declaration below and
authorise as the representative or other person acting on the applicant’s behalf:
• I have been appointed by the applicant to make this application.

• I confirm that the applicant has completed and verified the application and the application is,
to the best of my knowledge and belief, true and correct.

• Once the UK Border Agency has decided the application, I will give the applicant all
correspondence from the UK Border Agency relating to the decision.

• I am permitted to give immigration advice and immigration services by section 84 of the


Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

• I am aware that it is an offence under the Immigration Act 1971, as amended by the
Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 and the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002, to
do an act which facilitates the commission of a breach of immigration law by an individual
who is not a citizen of the European Union, knowing or having reasonable cause to believe
that the act has this effect.

Name:

Signature: Date:
D D M M Y Y Y Y

Name of representative organisation:

Position within organisation:

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Section 8 - Summary sheet

Fill in this part of the form to help us make sure that we have received the applicant’s
documents and to keep a record of them while they are with us.

At “A”, tell us how many of each of the listed documents the applicant has sent with this
application. This is a standard list, applicants should only send in the documents from this
list that are required for their application. At “B”, list any other documents and state how
many in each case. Continue on a separate sheet if necessary.

How
A. Type of document How many? B. Listed items
many?

Passports, Biometric Residence


Permit and/or travel documents

Police registration certificates

Marriage or civil partnership


certificate

Birth certificates

Driving licences

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Fill in the summary sheet below listing the points the applicant has claimed and the
supporting evidence (documents) sent. Applicants must send the required evidence as
specified in this application form and Tier 2 of the Points Based System Policy Guidance.
Failure to submit required evidence is likely to lead to refusal of the application.

Tier 2 (General)
Points scoring area Points claimed Please list documents sent

Possession of a certificate of
sponsorship and applying under the
transitional arrangements (50 points)

Possession of a certificate of
sponsorship for a job which is a
shortage occupation (50 points)

Possession of a certificate of
sponsorship and resident labour market
test completed, or not required (30
points)

Possession of a certificate of
sponsorship and applying for an
extension in the same job and same
(or higher) salary and resident labour
market test not required (50 points)
Qualifications
(0 – 15 points)

Prospective earnings
(0 – 25 points)

Maintenance (Funds)
(10 points)

English language
(10 points)

Total

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Tier 2 (Intra-company transfers)


Points scoring area Points claimed Please list documents sent

Possession of a certificate of
sponsorship and applying under the
transitional arrangements (50 points)

Possession of a certificate of
sponsorship (25 points)

Possession of a certificate of
sponsorship and applying for an
extension in the same job and same
(or higher) salary and resident labour
market test not required (50 points)
Qualifications
(0 – 15 points)

Prospective earnings
(0 – 25 points)

Maintenance (Funds) (10 points)

English language (10 points)

Total

Tier 2 (Sportsperson)

Points scoring area Points claimed Please list documents sent

Possession of a certificate of
sponsorship and a governing body
endorsement (50 points)

Maintenance (funds) (10 points)

English language (10 points)


Total

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Tier 2 (Minster of Religion)


Points scoring area Points claimed Please list documents sent

Possession of a certificate of
sponsorship and an official letter from a
senior representative of the sponsoring
organisation (50 points)

Maintenance (funds) (10 points)

English language (10 points)

Total

Finally please make sure your application is correctly addressed to:

Postal address: Courier address:

UK Border Agency UK Border Agency


Tier 2 Tier 2
PO Box 506 Millburngate House
Durham Millburngate
DH99 1WB Durham
DH97 1PA

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Application Form Help Text Please note: Turkish nationals who have
accrued employment rights under Decision
Introduction 1/80 of the Turkey ECAA Association Council
do not require sponsorship. More information
This document provides information to help on Decision 1/80 rights is available in
applicants to complete the Tier 2 application Immigration Directorate Instructions Chapter
form. 5 Section 10 on our website: www.ukba.
For further information on Tier 2 of the points homeoffice.gov.uk.
based system policy please see the relevant
Submitting a valid application
paragraphs of the immigration rules and the
Tier 2 policy guidance notes. The applicant will only be considered to have
submitted a ‘valid’ application if the following
These documents are available on the has been complied with:
UK Border Agency website at www.ukba. • the correct application form must be
homeoffice.gov.uk. completed and submitted
All the above documents are available in • the correct application fee must be paid
Welsh, Braille, large print, audio and other
alternative formats on request. • the applicant’s current passport, Biometric
Residence Permit (BRP) if applicable or
For further information on alternative formats, travel document must be provided, unless
and how to obtain these, please contact the it is not available for one of the reasons
Immigration Enquiry Bureau on 0870 606 7766. specified on the application form
Who should apply using this form? • the mandatory sections in the application
This application form should only be completed form must be completed
by individuals who are already in the United • Two identical passport-size photographs of
Kingdom. Applicants should use the application the applicant with his/her full name written
form if they are: on the back of each one must be supplied
• currently in the United Kingdom and wish to
make an initial application under Tier 2; • Two identical passport-size photographs of
any dependants who are applying with the
• currently in the United Kingdom as a main applicant with their full name written on the
applicant under Tier 2 seeking a change of back of each one must be supplied.
employment or to extend their leave for a
further period within their existing category; The photographs provided must be in the
or, format specified in the separate photograph
guidance, which can be found on our website
• currently in the United Kingdom under the at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk. Please
work permit arrangements, and seeking an ensure that they are placed in a small sealed
extension under Tier 2. envelope attached to section 2 of the form
This application form should not be used by as instructed there - and without any staples,
dependants of main applicants. A separate clips, pins or anything else which could mark
application form titled ‘Points Based System or damage the photographs.
- Dependants Application Form‘ is available If the application(s) is/are successful, the
for this purpose and can be found on the photographs provided will be reproduced in
UK Border Agency website at www.ukba. the residence permit(s) in the passport of
homeoffice.gov.uk. the applicant and those of any dependants
included in the application.

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Applicants who are required to register with The procedure (premium service
the Police must also include their Police applications)
Registration Certificate with their application. If the applicant applies in person at one of
Biometric Residence Permit our public enquiry offices, the applicant and
any dependants applying with him/her will
On 25 November 2008, Residence Permits be required to have their biometric features
were introduced for foreign nationals applying recorded after signing an acknowledgement to
for permission to remain in the UK in certain confirm that he/she understands what he/she is
categories. Everyone applying in the UK required to do.
under the Tier 2 categories must apply for an
Residence Permit. The applicant will then be asked to place his/
her fingers, followed by his/her thumbs, on a
Over the next few years, Residence Permits fingerprint scanner. If his/her hands are dirty,
will be extended to other immigration we will ask the applicant to clean them. Once
applications. his/her fingerprints have been recorded we will
then take a photograph of his/her face.
Further information about these measures,
which are based on powers contained in the The same process will be carried out for any
UK Borders Act 2007, can be found on our dependants applying with the main applicant,
website. except that any children aged under 6 will not
be required to provide fingerprints, although we
What is the Residence Permit? will take their photograph.
The Biometric Residence Permit is a permit
which holds a migrant’s biographic details The biometric features taken will then be
(name, date and place of birth) and biometric recorded as part of the application and those of
information, and shows his/her immigration any children under 18 who are applying.
status and entitlements while he/she remains in
the UK. In some circumstances, the applicant may be
required to attend an identity interview if we
It replaces the vignette (or sticker) and ink require further information to establish his/her
stamps previously placed in the passports identity.
of those granted permission to remain in the
UK. If a migrant is issued with a Residence The procedure (postal applications)
Permit, he/she will receive a leaflet giving If the applicant applies by post, he/she will be
more information about it and explaining any sent a letter notifying him/her of the need to
obligations imposed on the cardholder. make arrangements for himself/herself and
any children under 18 applying with him/ her
What are biometric features? to have their biometric features recorded.
Biometric features are unique physical The letter will set out the options available to
characteristics that can be used to identify a them for making these arrangements. The
person. In this case, they will be the migrant’s options will include booking an appointment at
facial image and ten fingerprints. the Home Office Enrolment Centre and may
include the option to enrol at a Post Office.
How are biometric features recorded?
When the applicant makes the appointment,
An applicant who is required by law to apply
he/she will be given a booking reference
for an Residence Permit must attend an
number (BRN) which he/she should enter in
appointment at one of UK Border Agency’s
the BRN space in the letter about booking an
offices to have his/her biometric features taken.
appointment. If he/she has given us his/her
e-mail address or mobile telephone number,

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we will confirm the appointment by e-mail Applying in person


(within 24 hours) or by text message (within 48 If the applicant is applying in person and his/
hours). But we will not send a letter confirming her application is successful, he/she will be
the appointment. sent a residence permit or permits for himself/
herself and any children applying with him/her
When attending the appointment, the applicant within 5 working days of his/her appointment.
must bring his/her appointment notification Residence Permits cannot be issued on the
letter with him/her. Please make sure that it has day of the appointment.
his/her booking reference number on it.
Applying by post
The procedure at the applicant’s appointment If the migrant is applying by post and his/her
will be the same as that described above for application is successful, his/her passport(s)
someone making an application in person. and other documents will be returned to him/
her. He/she will then be sent a Residence
Enrolling your biometrics at a Post Office Permit or Permits for himself/herself and any
children applying with him/her under separate
Postal applicants are now able to enrol their cover within 5 working days of the date of the
biometrics at a limited number of Crown Post decision(s) on his/her application(s).
Offices. This is a walk-in service, with no need
to book an appointment1. You will only be able What if the applicant fails to book an
to use this new service if you are sent a letter appointment as required?
inviting you to. You must bring the back page of If the applicant is notified by letter of the
the letter (which includes your case reference need to book an appointment and fails to
number, full name and date of birth) with you do so within 15 working days from the date
when you attend the Post Office Ltd branch. If of the letter, he/she will receive a warning
you fail to bring the back page of this letter with letter advising him/her that failure to book an
you Post Office Ltd will not be able to proceed appointment will result in his/her application
with your enrolment. being rejected as invalid. If that happens,
the applicant will have to resubmit his/her
The letter will supply all relevant information application for it to be considered.
for anyone using the Post Office service. There
is more information about this at our following
website address: What if the applicant fails to attend the
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/contact/ appointment?
contactspage/post-office-biometric-enrolment/ If the applicant fails to attend a booked
appointment, he/she will be given an
How and when will the applicant be notified opportunity to book another one within a limited
of the outcome of his/her application for an period.
extension of stay and for a Residence Permit?
If the applicant fails to attend the new
If the application is successful, the migrant will appointment or cancels it without a reasonable
not be issued with a residence permit in his/her explanation, his/her application for an
passport. Instead, he/she will be issued with a extension of stay is likely to be refused on the
Biometric Residence Permit. grounds of non-compliance with regulations
made under the UK Borders Act 2007.

What if the applicant fails to comply with the


recording process at the appointment?
If, when the applicant attends the appointment,
he/she fails to co-operate fully with the
biometric recording process, for example by
1 Please note that there may be a queue for this
attempting to obscure his/her fingerprints or
service.
other biometric features, he/she will be warned

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that his/her refusal to comply may result in his/ What if any Residence Permit issued to
her immigration application being refused on the applicant or any dependants of his/
the grounds of non-compliance with regulations hers was/is lost or stolen?
made under the UK Borders Act 2007. A migrant must report any lost or stolen
Residence Permit to the UKBA Card
What about any medical or physical Management Service on 0300 123 2412.
conditions that may require the UK Border He/she must also report the loss or theft to
Agency to provide the applicant with the police and get a police report and crime
special arrangements? reference number as soon as possible.
If the applicant and/or any dependants who
are applying with him/her have a medical or The migrant will need to provide the crime
physical condition which may require special reference number and a police report (if he/
arrangements to be made in order for his/her she has one) when he/she applies for a
biometric features to be recorded, he/she must replacement card on form BRP(RC).
obtain a letter or other document giving the
details of any such condition and enclose it
with his/her application.
Claiming Points
Appropriate documentary evidence would be
When completing the application form, an
a letter from a treating clinician, such as a
applicant must clearly indicate the number of
practising doctor registered with the General
points he/she is claiming within each points
Medical Council, giving details of the condition
scoring area, and detail how he/she meets
and/or special needs and explaining any
the criteria for the award of these points.
arrangements that may be necessary.
We will only award points for the sections
Does the applicant need to make any where the applicant has indicated that he/
special preparations before his/her she wishes to claim them, and where the
biometric identifiers are recorded? required supporting evidence has been
Before the applicant attends his/her supplied.
appointment, we recommend that he/she
checks his/her hands and fingers are clean. Supporting Evidence
If his/her hands are not clean, we may ask
It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide
him/her to wash them before we scan his/her
the evidence to support any statements
fingerprints.
made in his/her application. The applicant
We would advise the applicant not to have
must satisfy us that the requirements for the
any colouring or similar substances (such as
category under which he/she has applied
henna) on his/her hands, as this could prevent
have been met. We must be satisfied, by
us from recording his/her fingerprints on the
considering the evidence provided that the
day of his/her appointment.
applicant meets the necessary criteria.
If that were to happen, the applicant would
Applicants must ensure that all of the
have to make a new appointment and that
necessary supporting documentation is
would delay the consideration of his/her
provided at the time the application is
application.
submitted. Only those documents specified
in the application form and set out in detail in
the Tier 2 policy guidance will be considered
acceptable for the purposes of establishing
that an applicant qualifies for the points
claimed in any scoring area.

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The applicant must be selective in submitting relevant Gender Recognition Certificate


evidence, as sending large amounts of (GRC). The only exception to this is where
irrelevant or poor quality documentation may the applicant as previously submitted his/her
delay the consideration of the application. GRC with an earlier application. In such cases
It is only necessary to submit evidence that the applicant will therefore not be required to
is directly appropriate to the application as resubmit it.
requested, as unrelated evidence cannot be An applicant should tick the gender as
considered for points scoring. indicated on his/her GRC.
Any documentary evidence that the applicant
provides should be original (unless otherwise B9 The applicant should indicate his/her
stated). marital status. This status may be:
Where a document is not in English or Welsh, • Married – a person legally married in or
the original must be accompanied by a fully outside the United Kingdom;
certified translation by a professional translator.
This translation must include details of the • Civil partner – a person in a same sex
translator’s credentials and confirmation that relationship and who has gone through a
it is an accurate translation of the original legal ceremony in the United Kingdom under
document. It must also be dated and include or by virtue of the Civil Partnership Act 2004,
the original signature of the translator. or in the country of his/her residence;
Application Types • Unmarried partner – a person in a
Applicants should complete different sections heterosexual or same sex relationship,
of the Tier 2 application form depending on the which has been subsisting for two years
type of application they are submitting. or more but is not married or in a civil
partnership;

Question-Specific Help Text • Widow – a person whose spouse has


passed away and has not re-married or is
Further advice on specific questions in the not currently in an unmarried relationship
application form is detailed below. that has subsisted for more than two years;
B1 - B4 The applicant should provide full
details of his/her name and title. If he/she has • Single – a person who is unmarried and not
previously been known by any other name(s) in a relationship that has subsisted for two or
he/she should provide full details of each more years;
name, the date of each change and submit the
relevant supporting legal documentation. • Separated – a person legally married in or
Evidence of name change(s) should show outside the United Kingdom but no longer
the applicant’s full name before and after the living with his/her married partner;
change and may include:
• Divorced – a person married in or outside
• deed poll documents or marriage
the United Kingdom whose marriage has
certificates; and,
been legally dissolved;
• both the old passport and the new passport.
• Dissolved – a person who has been in a
Should the applicant submit documentation in civil partnership which has been legally
support of his/her application that refers to him/ dissolved;
her under a name(s) not given in this section,
we will not consider that documentation. • Separation Order – a separated person who
remains in law the civil partner of the other
B6 The applicant should indicate his/her person.
gender. If the applicant has been the subject
of Gender Reassignment and the application
contains documents relating to previous
identities, the applicant should provide a

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B10 All Home Office applications are given an • passport number;


individual reference number. This allows us to
track and link past applications. The applicant • issue date;
should provide his/her full Home Office
• expiry date; and,
Reference number. This number can be found
on any previous Home Office correspondence • place of issue.
relating to the applicant. The applicant may
have numerous Home Office reference Where the applicant needs more space than is
numbers and should provide all such numbers. available he/she should photocopy the relevant
page of the application form, add in additional
B11 All work permit applicants are given details and submit with his/her application.
individual worker reference numbers; this
allows us to track and link past applications. Where the applicant holds, or has held,
The applicant should provide his/her full worker other nationalities he/she should provide the
reference number. This number can be found relevant passport or travel document for each
on any previous Home Office correspondence nationality held and provide the above details.
relating to the applicant’s work permit.
Please note for the application to be valid and
B12 National Insurance Numbers are usually complete the applicant’s current passport,
in the format of 2 letters followed by 6 numbers travel document or BRP must be provided
followed by 1 letter e.g. XX 123456 X or 2 unless it is not available for one of the reasons
numbers followed by 1 letter followed by 5 specified on the application form. They should
numbers e.g. 12 X 34567. Where an applicant be original documents and not copies.
does not have a National Insurance number in
this format this question should be left blank. In certain circumstances certified photocopies
will be accepted where the applicant does not
B13 An applicant who has made previous have the original at that time. The applicant
applications under the points based system must provide details as to its location and
(will have been given a points based system state when they will provide it. The applicant
Migrant Reference number. This allows us to must then ensure that the original document
track and link past applications. The applicant is submitted as soon as they can. If the
should provide his/her full points based system passport has been lost or stolen a Police crime
Migrant Reference number. This number can report number /report must be provided along
be found on any previous correspondence with details of the police station the loss was
relating to applications under the points based reported to and the date that it was reported.
system.
For the application to be valid and complete the
B14 From November 2008 some non EEA applicant’s current Passport or travel document
nationals will be required to have a United must be provided unless it is not available for
Kingdom ID card. This card will contain a one of the reasons specified on the application
unique reference number which all applicants form.
who have this card must provide.
C9-C12 If the applicant’s current grant of leave
C1-C5 The applicant should specify under was issued on a Residence Permit (BRP) he/
which nationality he/she entered the United she must also provide the BRP in order for
Kingdom. He/she should also provide details the application to be valid, unless it is not
of any additional nationalities they currently available for one of the reasons specified on
hold or have previously held. the application form.

C6-C8 The applicant must provide details of C13-C16 It is mandatory to complete this
all passports or travel documents, current section.
or expired, that he/she has used to enter or
remain in the United Kingdom, including:

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D6 Ports include airports, seaports and St. G3 Applicants should provide details of any
Pancras International Station where the shares in the organisation for which they are
applicant has entered the United Kingdom by going to work in the United Kingdom, or the
the Channel Tunnel. organisation that is sponsoring them. Where
applicants hold shares they must indicate how
D16 The applicant should confirm whether many.
he/she has ever remained beyond the end An applicant will not normally qualify under Tier
of his/her period of leave in the UK. Where 2 (General) of the points based system if he/
an applicant’s leave had been extended by she has a significant shareholding in the United
virtue of Section 3C of the 1971 Immigration Kingdom based company for whom he/she
Act, he/she will not be considered to have intends to work, or in a connected business.
remained beyond the end of his/her period of An applicant may qualify under Tier 2
leave and should therefore complete the ‘No’ (General) of the points based system if his/
box in response to this question. (For further her shareholding represents a very small
information on the provisions of Section 3C proportion of the shares issued; no more than
please refer to Chapter 1, Section 5 of the 10%.
Immigration Directorate Instructions). H1 The applicant is required to have been
issued with a certificate of sponsorship
D29 Where the applicant is not permitted reference number from his/her sponsor before
to submit a further fresh application, he/ he/she can apply for entry clearance or leave
she should not proceed in completing this to remain. The applicant must provide his/her
application form. If an applicant in this position full certificate of sponsorship reference number.
does complete this application form, it will Any application submitted without a valid
be returned to him/her without having been certificate of sponsorship reference number
considered. will be refused. The applicant must check with
his/her sponsor if he/she does not have this
If the applicant wishes to vary the grounds number as we will not be able to provide them
of the existing application he/she must refer with it.
to Chapter 1, section 5 of the Immigration
directorate instructions on our website http:// H3 The applicant should provide the title of
www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/ the job for which he/she is applying for leave.
documents/policyandlaw/IDIs/idischapter1/ This should be the job title provided by his/
section5/section5.pdf?view=Binary and contact her sponsor when assigning the Certificate of
the UK Border Agency team processing the Sponsorship.
existing application.
H4 The applicant must state what his/her
D32 Where the applicant is not permitted prospective salary including allowances for the
to submit a further fresh application, he/ coming year will be. He/she will normally have
she should not proceed in completing this been provided with this information by his/her
application form. If an applicant in this position sponsor.
does complete this application form, it will
be returned to him/her without having been K1 Transitional Arrangements for Applications
considered. under Tier 2
The applicant should contact the Asylum and This should be completed by applicants who
Immigration Tribunal at www.ait.gov.uk. are currently in the United Kingdom under the
work permit arrangements and are seeking an
G1-G2 The applicant should provide details extension of their leave under the transitional
about the organisation that is sponsoring the arrangements.
applicant in the United Kingdom. Such an applicant will not need to complete the
Attributes section of the application form. They
will need to include their valid CoS reference
number with their application.

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Applicants submitting an application in respect K5 Where the applicant is extending his/her


of a change of employment will have to ensure current leave in Tier 2 and he/she wishes to
a Resident Labour Market test has been use the same qualification to claim points, he/
completed by the sponsor. she does not need to resubmit evidence of that
Applicants switching from Tier 1 post study qualification.
work or fresh talent working in Scotland
scheme or International graduate scheme Part M Applicants under Tier 2 (General),
(formerly known as the science and Tier 2 (Intra Company Transfer)* or Tier 2
engineering graduate scheme) must be (Sportsperson) are required to speak English to
sponsored to do the same job as the applicant a certain level. This is closest to level A1 of the
is doing at the time of the application. Council of Europe scale.
K2 The applicant should tick one box to *Applicants under Tier 2 (Intra-Company
indicate the level of his/her qualification as Transfer) are only required to have this level
assessed by UK NARIC, or (where applicable) of English if they are applying to stay beyond
by the relevant United Kingdom Professional three years.
Body. Where an applicant has checked their Applicants under Tier 2 (Minister of Religion)
qualification directly with UK NARIC, we will must have a level of English language
still assess the qualification independently. equivalent to level B2 on the Council of Europe
An “appropriate sub-degree level qualification” scale.
means:
a) 1 or more passes at GCE A level Q2 If the representative has previously
submitted an application on behalf of a migrant
b) a qualification obtained in the UK that is or sponsor they should provide their PBS
deemed by the appropriate qualifications reference number.
framework in the part of the UK in which it
was obtained (as set out in United Kingdom Q11 The Office of the Immigration Services
Border Agency guidance) to be equivalent Commissioner (OISC) regulates United
to, or higher than, (a) but below degree Kingdom based immigration advisers. As a
level, or requirement of Section 84 of the Immigration
and Asylum Act 1999, United Kingdom
c) a qualification obtained outside the UK, representatives, who offer advice and services
where the applicant provides the specified in relation to an application, will need to
evidence to show that it is equivalent to, or be regulated by the OISC unless they are
higher than, a) but below degree level. authorised to practice by a designated legal
professional body or fall within a category of
K4 The applicant should confirm that he/ she persons specified in an order made by The
successfully found his/her qualification on the Secretary of State under subsection 84(4) (d)
points based calculator. We will also confirm of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
this by referring to this calculator. Where an The representative should indicate whether he/
applicant has not been able to find his/her she is regulated by the OISC, or the basis on
qualification on the points based calculator but which he/she is otherwise authorised to act in
has obtained a confirmation certificate or letter this capacity on the migrant’s behalf.
from UK NARIC (for academic qualifications) An advisor could be committing a criminal
or from the relevant United Kingdom offence if he/she acts on the applicant’s behalf
Professional Body (for professional/vocational without being OISC regulated, or otherwise
qualifications), he/she should indicate this on authorised in accordance with Section 84 of the
the form and enclose the certificate with their Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
application.
Q13-Q15 If the representative is regulated by
a designated legal professional body, listed
below, or if he/she works under the supervision
of such a person, they will not be required to be
regulated by the OISC.

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Designated bodies are: This documentation should be listed against
• The Law Society; the points scoring area to which it applies. Any
documentation that does not relate to a specific
• The Law Society of Scotland; points scoring area (such as passport(s)/travel
document(s) etc) should be listed in the general
• The Law Society of Northern Ireland; background information box above the table.
• The Institute of Legal Executives;

• The General Council of the Bar;

• The Faculty of Advocates;

• The General Council of the Bar of Northern


Ireland.
The representative should indicate of which
organisation he/she is a member. The
representative should indicate whether he/she
is personally a member of this organisation
or whether he/she is working under the
authorisation of another registered member.
Where the representative is not a direct
registration holder and is working under the
supervision of another registered person, the
representative should name the registered
supervisor under whom he/she is working.

Q16-Q19 The representative should indicate


whether he/she is registered with or authorised
by an EEA body responsible for the regulation of
the provision of legal advice in that EEA state; or
employed or supervised by the person regulated
as defined in Section 84(2) (c) (d), and (e) of the
Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
If a representative makes an application on
behalf of an applicant, and that representative is
not permitted to provide advice and immigration
services (by section 84 of the Immigration and
Asylum Act 1999), the UK Border Agency will
inform both the representative and applicant of
the requirements of the Act, and send further
letters (if applicable) to the applicant stated on
the application.

Section 8 The applicant should complete


the summary sheet before submitting his/her
application. The applicant should ensure that he/
she indicates the number of points he/she wishes
to claim against each points scoring area and the
total number of points claimed.
The applicant should also ensure that he/she
lists all the supporting documentation he/she has
submitted with his/her application.

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