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  1. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I am a US citizen currently on a UK Tier 5 visa that ends on January 14th and have been accepted into a 2 years Master's program at a UK university that starts on February 4th. I am confused about changing visas since I am not technically "switching" as it is not allowed for tier 5 to tier 4...
  2. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi guys! I am a 27 year old Australian currently on the Tier 5 visa which expires at the end of September of this year. My work has offered to sponsor me (my job is on the skilled list) and they are in the process of getting their sponsorship license so they can start applying for my...
  3. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi All, my partner is just coming to the end of his tier 5 visa and wants to switch to being my dependent (I am in the UK on an ancestry visa). I had contacted multiple lawyers last year asking for advice on the switch and all of them advised that it was totally doable from within the UK. Not to...
  4. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Tier 5 YMS visa after Tier 4 Hi everyone! I am now a MA student in the UK and will finish the course in the coming September (excited!) I have two questions here: 1. Is it okay to apply for YMS visa before my student visa expires? Tier 4 only allows me to work <20 hours every week but I am...
  5. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi all, I am Laxmi (Indian citizen) and doctor by profession. Currently I am on Tier 5 Government exchange programme in UK. I have got CertificateOfSponsorship for my Tier 2 General visa application(upto 3 years). While applying for visa I realized I need to claim 10 points for English language...
  6. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi all, I've searched through the forums but I cant seem to be able to find an answer to this question here (Or on the gov.uk sites). My visa expires on 23/4/17 (Roughly 3 months today) - Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme. When do I absolutely have to leave the country by? For example, could I...
  7. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello, I am a Canadian that moved to UK back in June 2015 on the YMS. I moved in with my boyfriend right away, however, I moved into his flat whilst we were waiting until 8th July when our flat was ready, meaning I have emails to show we were going to live there and I would presume that anyone...
  8. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi everyone, I am currently on a student visitor visa but I am going home to the states in a week. I want to come back during the summer to intern/find a summer job. I got accepted to a PGCE course in Oxford that starts in September, so I know I can apply for a tier 4 student visa but that...
  9. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, I’m a US citizen who finished their master’s degree in UK on a tier 4 visa and wants to stay in the UK. I’m interested in doing so on an internship on a Tier-5 visa and I’ve read the requirements, but I’m a bit confused by some of the stuff I’ve read. I’m unsure what internships I’m...
  10. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Desired outcome: I would like to stay in the UK and renew my tier 5 to a tier 2 visa to remain in the UK and continue working for "a company" Situation: I am a USA citizen with a tier 5 sponsored visa. I am currently under a Tier 5 sponsorship with a company. My tier 5 visa expires in...
  11. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi guys, I'm just over a year into my Tier 5 Visa and my workplace has agreed to sponsor me. I had a few questions that I was hoping to get some answers to: (1) Do I need to leave the UK and go back to Australia to change from the Tier 5 to the Tier 2 visa? If not, is it a case that I need to...
  12. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, This forum is fantastic and so pleasing to arrive at after all the stressful hours of starting to fill our form out and gather the correct supporting documents. My partner and I moved to the UK 19 months ago from NZ. I am his sponsor as I hold a UK Passport. We have lived together for...
  13. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi all, I'm applying for a tier 5 visa. After submitting and signing the application, I tried to book an appointment but keep getting the same message: "Booking system currently unavailable. Please try again later". I have been trying for 2 days, sent an email asking for support and was told to...
  14. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi there My partner and I are New Zealand nationals and have been living in the UK for one year. My partner is currently on an ancestry visa and I am on a youth mobility visa. Later this year I am going to apply for a new visa to stay in the UK as a dependant of my partner. My question...
  15. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, I am an Australian, who applied for Tier 5 (youth mobility) visa in the United states. I have paid for everything, and got my biometrics done. But last minute I had to leave the country I was applying in (USA). this means that I did not send in my application within the two weeks after my...
  16. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi guys, I have a Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa and my potential employer is based in London. However I will be required to travel to Dublin for approx 3 days a week for the first 8 weeks onto a client's site. Does anyone know if I need to apply for a separate working holiday Visa for Ireland...
  17. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi beautiful people I applied for a 2 year job position as a senior photographic assistant for a well known photographer in London and I got asked when I'm free for an interview. It's a dream job, I am in complete disbelief, giddily happy, but my biggest hurdles is...I need a damn Visa because...
  18. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Seems like many others, I'm in the same boat of being currently on a tier 5 youth mobility scheme and having my company want to sponsor me for a tier 2. If anyone has been successful in this, any tips would be great. From what I understand: - Company needs to do a resident labour market test...
  19. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I have seen a number of posts asking about switching from Tier 5 to Tier 2, but all are in regards to trying to switch from within the UK - which is clearly not allowed. My question is slightly different though. I have a Tier 5 - but haven't moved to the UK yet. I have recently been offered a...
  20. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I am an Australian citizen currently living in London on a tier 5 (Youth Mobility) Visa. This is a 24 month visa which expires on October this year. I wish to apply for another visa that will allow me to stay within the UK for around another 24 months. According to the website I am unable to...
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