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can Tier 4 (study) switch to Tier 5 (creative & sporting)?

Only for UK Tier 5 (Temporary work) points system
Also includes the Youth Mobility Scheme Tier 5

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can Tier 4 (study) switch to Tier 5 (creative & sporting)?

Post by tash99 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:12 pm

can a US citizen who has been in the UK for 3 years on a tier 4 study visa switch to a tier 5 creative and sporting visa if he is offered a job in the UK?
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Re: can Tier 4 (study) switch to Tier 5 (creative & sporting)?

Post by CR001 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:17 pm

Doesn't appear possible to switch within the UK from Tier 4. You would need to apply from your home country.

https://www.gov.uk/tier-5-temporary-wor ... -this-visa
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Re: can Tier 4 (study) switch to Tier 5 (creative & sporting)?

Post by The Station Agent » Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:31 pm

CR001 is correct; for some reason the switching route is very restrictive in tier 5. You'd need to return to your home country and apply for a UK work visa from there, once you have a valid CoS.

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