'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. 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. Where switching from inside the UK is not possible, the applicant has to leave the UK and submit an application for entry clearance from his country of 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 Work Visas From Inside The UK

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 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 Leave To Remain As Dependant Of Work Visa Holder

Switching Into Leave To Remain As PBS Dependent Partner of Tier 1 Entrepreneur Migrant Switching Into Leave To Remain As A PBS Dependent Child Of A Tier 1 Entrepreneur Migrant
Switching Into Leave To Remain As PBS Dependent Partner of Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Switching Into Leave To Remain As A PBS Dependent Child Of A Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur
Switching Into Leave To Remain As PBS Dependent Partner of Tier 1 Investor Switching Into Leave To Remain As PBS Dependent Child Of Tier 1 Investor
Switching Into Leave To Remain As PBS Dependent Partner of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Migrant Switching Into Leave To Remain As PBS Dependent Child Of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Migrant
Switching Into Leave To Remain As PBS Dependent Partner of Tier 2 General Migrant Switching Into Leave To Remain As PBS Dependent Child Of Tier 2 General Migrant
Switching Into Leave To Remain As PBS Dependent Partner of Tier 2 Minister of Religion Switching Into Leave To Remain As PBS Dependent Child Of Tier 2 Minister Of Religion
Switching Into Leave To Remain As PBS Dependent Partner of Tier 2 ICT Migrant Switching Into Leave To Remain As PBS Dependent Child Of Tier 2 ICT Migrant
Switching Into Leave To Remain As PBS Dependent Partner of Tier 2 Sportsperson Switching Into Leave To Remain As PBS Dependent Child Of Tier 2 Sportsperson
Switching Into Leave To Remain As PBS Dependent Partner of Tier 5 Charity Worker Switching Into Leave To Remain As PBS Dependent Child Of Tier 5 Charity Worker
Switching Into Leave To Remain As PBS Dependent Partner of Tier 5 Creative & Sporting Worker Switching Into Leave To Remain As PBS Dependent Child Of Tier 5 Creative & Sporting Worker
Switching Into Leave To Remain As PBS Dependent Partner of Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Scheme Worker Switching Into Leave To Remain As PBS Dependent Child Of Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Scheme Worker
Switching Into Leave To Remain As PBS Dependent Partner of Tier 5 International Agreement Worker Switching Into Leave To Remain As PBS Dependent Child Of Tier 5 International Agreement Worker
Switching Into Leave To Remain As PBS Dependent Partner of Tier 5 Religious Worker Switching Into Leave To Remain As PBS Dependent Child Of Tier 5 Religious Worker
Switching Into Leave To Remain As A Partner Of UK Ancestry Migrant Switching Into Leave To Remain As Dependent Child Of UK Ancestry Migrant
Switching Into Leave To Remain As A Partner Of Sole Representative Of An Overseas Business Switching Into Leave To Remain As Dependent Child Of Sole Representative Of An Overseas Business
Switching Into Leave To Remain As A Partner Of A Turkish ECAA Businessperson Switching Into Leave To Remain As A Dependent Child Of A Turkish ECAA Businessperson
Switching Into Leave To Remain As A Partner Of A Turkish ECAA Worker Switching Into Leave To Remain As A Dependent Child Of A Turkish ECAA Worker

Switching Into Miscellaneous Other 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 Leave To Remain As Child Of Tier 4 General Student

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