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On the Visa website it says,

"When you can apply to extend or switch
The earliest you can apply is 28 days before your current permission (called ‘leave to remain’) expires. Any time you have left will be added to your new permission to stay, up to a maximum of 28 days."

My Tier 5 Charity Worker visa expires on January 24th (According to my national identity card). So does this mean I cannot switch to a Spousal visa until December 28th?
 

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You can switch at any time, provided you can meet the requirements for spouse leave to remain on FLR(M).
 

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I've seen a lot of questions on this from people who take it to mean they can't switch to another visa type until their current visa is near expiry (especially those who are in the UK on a 6-month fiance visa and think they need to wait nearly the full 6 months to apply for FLR(M)). It's unfortunate that UKVI included this description on the website without the explanation that it only refers to extensions of the same visa type
 
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