Dear Home Office,
I am writing because I am a Tier 2 General Visa holder who was made redundant before my Tier 2 visa end (they wanted to change the contract agreement due to lack of budget).
They have just updated the SMS a week ago advising the Home Office they have ended my sponsorship.
It's very important to me that I do things correctly, so I would appreciate as much information as possible.
I would like to know my status of leave -when should I expect to receive a curtailment letter? More important, when should I expect to leave the UK, do I have a 60-day grace period, and if so, when does it starts to count?
I am still in the UK but have several trips within the EU already planned -would I be able to travel away and come back into the UK within this 60-day grace period?
I am currently holding interviews at companies outside of the UK and would move out the UK but probably not to my home country, therefore might need to come back to the UK as a tourist. Would I be able to come back into the UK as a tourist once my Tier 2 visa is not valid any more?
Looking forward to your comments. Thanks in advance.
Please be aware that we have decided to handle your correspondence of 10 April 2018 outside the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. This is because it does not meet the criteria for a Freedom of Information request, as it does not ask for recorded information.
Below is a link to the ICO guidance for the criteria for valid requests under the Act:
We will provide an answer to your query, but it will be answer outside of the provisions of the Act. You should expect to receive a response in due course.
Thank you for your enquiry dated 10th April regarding your tier 2 visa
As this is a case specific enquiry we cannot deal with this via email.
You will need to write to the curtailment team with any evidence you have
to prove that you have left the UK.
If you have recently received a curtailment letter you have 60 days to
apply under a different visa route if any are applicable to you.
If you wish to appeal the curtailment please be advised that this does not
impact the length of time that you have available to voluntarily leave the
UK before deportation action may be taken.
For your reference the address for the curtailment team is below:
Manchester Curtailment Team
PO Box 99
With regards to your enquiry about a tourist visa, as this is about
applying from overseas for an Entry Clearance Visa, please refer to the
below link for further assistance in regards to this matter:
If you need to ask a question about the visa application process you will
find the telephone number and a form to contact UKVI your enquiries
through this link.
Please note the onus is upon individual customers to ensure that they
satisfy the requirements set out in the guidance material. The guidance
material accompanies each and every application form. UK Visas and
Immigration is not able to give, indicate or advise upon the outcome of
any such application prior to it being given full and careful
Directing you to the guidance material is the only advice we can give you.
If you need any further help you should seek independent immigration
advice. Immigration advisers can help you with immigration matters,
including completion of forms and representing you at a tribunal. The
Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) regulates
immigration advisers, which mean they must meet certain standards.
Please see the below link to find an immigration adviser:
UKVI Visas and Immigration
UKVI Contact Centre