Switching’ is where an applicant with one type of leave to remain or immigration status in the UK applies for leave to remain from inside the UK to seek stay under some other visa category. We can provide legal help and assistance with switching from one visa category to the other from inside the UK. For certain applications, we can also provide Super Priority Service for switching visas from inside the UK.

If you are not allowed by the Immigration Rules to switch your visa status from one visa category to the other, the application you make for variation of leave to remain may not succeed. It is therefore important to understand the switching rules to switch from one visa category to the other from inside the UK. In cases where you cannot switch from your current visa status to another from inside the UK, the rules require that you have to leave the UK and apply for Entry Clearance from your country fo nationality.

Following are the various applications which can be made from inside the UK to switch from one category to the other:

Switching Into Leave To Remain As Family Members Of British Citizens Or Settled Persons

Switching Into Spouse Visa UK Switching Into Civil Partner Visa
Switching Into Unmarried Partner Visa Switching Into Same Sex Partner Visa

Switching Into Work Visas From Inside The UK

Switching Into Tier 1 Entrepreneur Switching Into Tier 1 Exceptional Talent
Switching Into Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Switching Into Tier 1 Investor Visa
Switching Into Tier 2 General Switching Into Tier 2 Minister Of Religion
Switching Into Tier 2 Sportsperson Switching Into Tier 2 ICT
Switching Into Tier 5 Creative & Sporting Switching Into Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange
Switching Into Tier 5 International Agreement  

Switching Into Miscellaneous Other Visa Categories From Inside The UK

Switching Into Tier 4 General Student Switching Into Tier 4 Child Student

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