Can I make my visa application from inside the UK?

If your leave expires after 31 August 2020, you can apply for leave from inside the UK where you would normally be required to leave the country to make an application, but only if there is an urgent need for you to do so.  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. UKVI is keeping this under review.

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.