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Gambian national has a six month UK visa. He is the headmaster

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Gambian national has a six month UK visa. He is the headmaster of a nursery school in The Gambia. He would like to study English and other relevant subjects. Can he extend his visa on these grounds and also work here to pay for his studies. If so, what action must he take in order to do this. He would like to start studying in September. He has the support of a family here in the UK.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: UK Immigration Law
Expert:  INC replied 7 years ago.

Hi,

 

Is the 6 months Visa a Visitors Visa?

 

Many thanks,

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

 

Yes.

Expert:  INC replied 7 years ago.

Hi,

 

Thanks for the clarification.

 

The Gambian National would not be able to extend a visitors visa. If the person wishes to study in the UK, they will have to return to their home country and make an application for a Tier 4 Visa from there.

 

A visitors Visa does not allow you to switch into any other category of Visa.

 

I hope this answers your question. If so, kindly click accept.

 

If you wish to discuss, please feel free to ask further questions.

 

Kind regards,

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
What sort of visa would enable him to extend it? Why can he not apply for a 4-tier visa here. What other options does he have?
Expert:  INC replied 7 years ago.

You cannot switch into any other category of Visa from a Visitors Visa. If he wishes to become a student, he will have to return to Gambia and make an applicatin from there.

 

He cannot apply from here because the Visitors Visa prevents perople from applying into a different category as the initial intention was to visit and no mnore. If he then decides to become a student, he will have to return home and submit an applicatin from there.

 

I hope this answers your question. If so, kindly click accept.

 

If you wish to discuss, please feel free to ask further questions.

 

Kind regards,

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