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.

Followings are the various applications which can be made to the Home Office, UK Visas & Immigration for switching from one visa category to the other:

Switching Into Leave To Remain As Family Member Of A British Citizen & Settled Person

Switching Into Spouse Visa (5 Years Route) Switching Into Spouse Visa (10 Years Route)
Switching Into Civil Partner Visa (5 Years Route) Switching Into Civil Partner Visa (10 Years Route)
Switching Into Unmarried Partner Visa (5 Years Route) Switching Into Unmarried Partner Visa (10 Years Route)
Switching Into Same Sex Partner Visa (5 Years Route) Switching Into Same Sex Partner Visa (10 Years Route)
Switching Into Parent Visa (5 Years Route) Switching Into Parent Visa (10 Years Route)
Switching Into Leave to Remain As Child Of A Person With Leave As Partner Or Parent  

Switching Into Work Visas From Inside The UK

Switching Into Innovator Visa UK Switching Into Start Visa
Switching into Tier 1 Entrepreneur Switching Into Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur
Switching Into Tier 1 Investor Visa Switching Into Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa
Switching Into Tier 2 General Visa Switching Into Tier 2 Minister Of Religion Visa
Switching Into Tier 2 ICT Long Term Staff Switching Into Tier 2 Sportsperson Visa
Switching Into Tier 5 Creative & Sporting Worker Visa Switching Into Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Visa From Inside The UK
Switching Into Tier 5 International Agreement Visa Switching Into Turkish ECAA Businessperson Visa
Switching Into Turkish ECAA Worker Visa  

Switching Into Leave To Remain As Dependant Of Work Visa Holder

Switching Into Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Innovator Migrant Switching Into Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Start Up Migrant
Switching Into PBS Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Tier 1 Entrepreneur Migrant Switching Into PBS Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Migrant
Switching Into PBS Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Tier 1 Investor Switching Into PBS Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Migrant
Switching Into PBS Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Tier 2 General Migrant Switching Into PBS Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Tier 2 Minister Of Religion
Switching Into PBS Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Tier 2 Sportsperson Switching Into PBS Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Tier 2 ICT Migrant
Switching Into PBS Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Tier 5 Charity Worker Switching Into PBS Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Tier 5 Creative & Sporting Worker
Switching Into PBS Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Tier 5 Religious Worker Switching Into PBS Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Worker
Switching Into PBS Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Tier 5 International Agreement Worker Switching Into Dependant Visa As Dependant Of UK Ancestry Migrant
Switching Into Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Domestic Worker Switching Into Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Sole Representative
Switching Into Leave To Remain As A Dependant Of A Turkish ECAA Businessperson Switching Into Leave To Remain As A Dependant Of Turkish ECAA Worker

Switching Into Miscellaneous Other Visa Categories

Switching Into Leave To Remain Under 7 Years Child Residence Route Switching Into Leave To Remain On The Basis Of Being Over 18, Under 25 And Living At Least Half Of The Life In The UK
Switching Into Leave To Remain On The Basis Of Very Significant Obstacles To Integration In Country Of Origin Switching Into Discretionary Leave Outside The Rules (10 Years Route)
Switching Into Residence Card As Family Member Of An EEA National Switching Into Derivative Residence Card
Switching Into Retaining Right of Residence Switching Into Leave To Remain For 2 Years On The Basis of 10 Years Long Residence
Switching Into Tier 4 General Student Visa Switching Into PBS Dependant Visa As Dependant Of Tier 4 General Student
Switching Into Tier 4 Child Student Switching Into Leave To Remain As A Stateless Person
Switching Into Leave To Remain As Family Member Of A Stateless Person Switching Into Leave To Remain On Discharge From HM Forces
Switching Into Leave To Remain As A Partner Of A Member Of HM Foreces Switching Into Leave To Remain As A Child Of Member Of HM Forces
Switching Into Leave To Remain As A Member Of Armed Forces Who Are Not Exempt From Immigration Control Switching Into Leave To Remain As A Relevant Civilian Employee
Switching Into Leave To Remain As A Dependant Of A Member Of Non-HM Forces & Relevant Civilian Employee

 

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