UK Visa Extension
If you are coming to the end of your initial visa period in the UK then it is time for you to decide on what you want to do next. If you are eligible, you may be able to extend your current visa to allow you to stay longer in the UK and potentially work your way up to Indefinite Leave to Remain. In this article, we look at extending your UK visa in more detail and investigate the possibility of applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK.
Am I eligible to extend my visa?
You should, ideally, be in no doubt as to whether you can extend your visa or not, but if you are not sure then you will need to check the guidance that is related to your original visa. Most UK visas can be extended to the point that they allow the visa holder to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain, but this may not be the case in your specific circumstances, if you are unsure then please get in touch and we can assist you further.
How do I extend my visa?
As long as you still fit the eligibility criteria for the visa that you hold and are eligible to extend it, then you will need to complete an online application. You may also need to provide supplementary evidence that is crucial to your eligibility, but this will be made clear to you in the online application. If you are unsure about anything then please get in touch and let us help you make your application, a mistake can be very costly and it can be worth paying us to take a look over your application before you send it.
What about Indefinite Leave to Remain?
If you have been in the UK for more than 5 years and on an eligible visa route, you may be able to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain. If you are eligible to apply for ILR then you will need to ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements for it and that you have carefully noted your absences from the UK during that period. As long as you have spent less than 180 days outside of the UK in each of the 5 years of being in the UK you should be able to apply. If you are unsure as to your eligibility then please get in touch and we can guide you further.
How we can help
If you are looking to extend your visa or perhaps now switch and apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain then please get in touch. Our immigration specialists can help to put your application together and can even collate your documents for your application. So for more information or to use our services call us today.