Receiving a letter from the Home Office informing you that your right to stay in the UK has been revoked can be very daunting.
If you are a Tier 2 migrant and your leave is curtailed, you usually have 60 days to voluntarily leave the UK (in some circumstances you may be given less than 60 days), or make an application to remain in the UK. If you do not leave the UK, you will be at risk of being deported.
It is therefore important to know the options available to you, should you be in the unfortunate position of receiving a curtailment notice.
In relation to Tier 2 status, there may be a number of reasons why your leave has been curtailed: the most common is that your sponsor (the company with whom you applied for your Tier 2 status) has stopped sponsoring you. This may be because you resigned or were let go.
If you wish to continue working in the UK, you will need to obtain sponsorship with another employer. In order to do so, you will need to apply for another job which must meet the requirements for Tier 2 leave. This means, for example, that the new job meets the criteria of ‘skilled work’. Alternatively, you may be eligible to remain in the UK under a different visa category in line with the Immigration Rules or EEA regulations.
If you have received a curtailment notice, or are thinking or resigning from your current job but wish to remain in the UK, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss the options which may be open to you.
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