Can I make my visa application from inside the UK?
Potentially, yes; the Home Office has confirmed that you can apply from the UK to switch into a long-term visa category until 31 July 2020, but only if your leave will expire before that date, or if your leave expires after 31 July 2020 but you urgently need to make a new application. For example, if you are set to start a new job or course of study, and cannot leave the UK to make an application from overseas.
You can apply online and will need to pay the application fee. The terms of your leave will remain the same whilst you wait for a decision on your application. You’ll need to meet the requirements of the route that you are applying for in order to switch to the route successfully.
If you are unsure about whether you can meet those requirements, speak to one of our team.