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You have asked two questions, and I will deal with accordingly: 1.My tier 2 needs renewal in feb 2017 and then I will apply for my ILR in sept 2017.Do I still have to renew my tier 2 for 6 months only by paying 3000 £(1+ 3 dep)
Yes, you must extend your leave to remain application for you to stay legal in the UK and then later consider to apply for ILR.
I draw your attention to the Home Office policy below:
216.You must make an extension application if you need to extend your leave and you areapplying to continue in the same job for the same sponsor. You cannot apply for anextension if you are applying from outside the UK, or switching from another category, orchanging employment (see above). You should refer to paragraph 208 above for the totalamount of time leave can be granted for in each Tier 2 category.You must have a new Certificate of Sponsorship for your extension application and you mustmeet all the points requirements.217.If you are applying as a Tier 2 (Sportsperson) you will need to have a new governing bodyendorsement with a new reference number.218.A resident labour market test is not required for extension applications.219.You can continue working while we are considering your extension application, provided yousubmitted the application before your previous leave expired.220.As part of your application to extend your leave in the UK, you (together with yourdependants) will be required to provide your biometric details. If your application for anextension of stay is successful, you will be issued with a BRP. More information aboutbiometrics and BRP can be found on our website or in the Tier 2 application forms.
2. Shall I consider these speeding fine as criminal conviction and should I mention it in my both visa applications ?? and if yes then what are the chances of refusal?
This is not a straightforward answer, and each application will be decided on its own facts by the Home Office. However, the Home Office rule from 13 December 2012 states that all applications for indefinite leave to remain must not fall for refusal under the general grounds for refusal which include provisions relating to the applicant’s criminal record.
The new criminality guidance does not permit settlement for persons who, within 24 months prior to the date of the application, have been convicted of or admitted an offence for which they have received a non-custodial sentence, a warning, caution or reprimand which is recorded on their criminal record.
Types of motoring offence that may affect the ILR application
CD10 – Driving without due care and attention AC10 – Failing to stop after an accident CU10 – Using a vehicle with defective brakes CU30 – Using a vehicle with defective tyre(s) IN10 – Using a vehicle uninsured against third party risks SP20 – Exceeding speed limit for type of vehicle (excluding goods or passenger vehicles) SP30 – Exceeding statutory speed limit on a public road SP50 – Exceeding speed limit on a motorway TS10 – Failing to comply with traffic light signals
Please note that there have been examples of ILR applications that have been successful despite the above, but the Home Office will take each case and consider its own merits. If you decide not to apply for ILR, then you must seek an extension of leave to remain under Tier 2 or another category.
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