73. Tier 2 (General) Migrants, Tier 2 (Minister of Religion) and Tier 2 (Sportsperson) Migrants: indefinite leave to remain.

To qualify for leave to remain as a Tier 2 (General) Migrant, Tier 2 (Minister of Religion) Migrant or Tier 2 (Sportsperson) Migrant1 an applicant must meet the following requirements2:


    (1)     the applicant must not fall for refusal under the general grounds for refusal, and must not be an illegal entrant3;


    (2)     the applicant must have spent a continuous period of five years lawfully in the United Kingdom4, of which the most recent period must have been spent with leave as a Tier 2 (General) Migrant or a Tier 2 (Sportsperson) Migrant5;


    (3)     the sponsor that issued the certificate