Can I extend my Tier 5 visa?

Some categories under Tier 5 allow for the option of extending leave, up to the maximum period (either 12 or 24 months). Applications made under Tier 5 are for ‘temporary workers’, so do not lead to settlement. Examples of workers in this category include charity & religious workers, entertainers, diplomatic staff, and sportspeople. Some categories do not allow you to switch into another route from inside the UK.  You may be subject to a “cooling off” period if you wish to return in a Tier 5 temporary work category.

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