Can I make my visa application from inside the UK?

If your leave expires after 31 August 2020, you can apply for leave where you would normally be required to leave the country to make an 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.

However, you will need to demonstrate that situation is urgent, for example if your course of study is starting soon. 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.