UK immigration laws offer a wide range of UK work visa options to those considering coming to the UK under work visa categories. There are a large number of UK work visa categories ranging from temporary work visas to long term work visas, from work visas based on sponsorship to work visas based on investment and setting up UK business. Not all UK work visas lead to Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). The UK has been and continues to be one of the favourite destination for skilled work visa for foreign nationals from all over the world.
Most of the long term work visas lead to Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK either after 5 years residence or after 3 years residence. Various UK work visas include temporary worker visas, short-term work visas, long term work visas, investor visas, business development visas, talent visas and other various UK work visas. The temporary work visas are granted for temporary period of time and do not lead to settlement in the UK. However, it is possible to switch from Temporary Worker visa category to long term work visa category from inside the UK so that the applicant can qualify for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) under the long term work visa category.
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Work Visas Leading To Indefinite Leave To Remain (ILR)
Following are the various UK work visa categories for which, our expert team of work visa solicitors can provide expert immigration advice and legal representations:
- Skilled Worker Visa UK
- Scale-up Worker Visa UK
- Health and Care Worker Visa
- T2 Minister of Religion Visa UK
- Global Talent Visa UK
- UK Ancestry Visa
- Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa UK
- Sole Representative Of An Overseas Business Visa UK
- Innovator Founder Visa UK
- BNO Visa UK
- International Sportsperson Visa UK
- Turkish Businessperson Visa UK
- Turkish ECAA Worker Visa UK
Temporary Work Visas Which Do Not Lead To Indefinite Leave To Remain (ILR)
The work visa categories as given below are temporary UK work visas and do not lead to Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). Although the Temporary Work visas do not lead to ILR but it may be possible to switch within the UK from Temporary Work visa to a work visa category which leads to Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR).
- Graduate Visa UK
- Senior or Specialist Worker Visa UK
- Domestic Worker Visa UK
- Youth Mobility Scheme Visa UK
- India Young Professionals Scheme Visa UK
- High Potential Individual (HPI) Visa UK
- UK Expansion Worker Visa
FAQs - UK Work Visas
For most UK work visas, a visitor is not permitted to switch from visitor visa to work visa from inside the UK and the applicant will have to leave the UK and apply for entry clearance from his/her country of nationality or residence.
You can ask for an Administrative Review (AR) of the Home Office UKVI decision to refuse your UK work visa.
If you do not have good grounds to challenge the refusal of your UK work visa, it may be possible to submit a fresh UK work visa application.
Our specialist team of immigration solicitors in London can provide expert legal help and support for challenging the refusal of your work visa through Administrative Review (AR). We can also provide required legal representations for preparing and submitting a fresh application if there are not valid grounds for challenging the refusal by way of Administrative Review (AR).
Yes, you can switch from one type of UK work visa to another type of UK work visa from inside the UK where there is a provision in the Immigration Rules for an in-country application for UK work visa. For majority of UK work visas, it is possible to apply for UK work visa from inside the UK but there are some work visa categories where the initial application can only be made from outside the UK.
No, not all UK work visa categories are settlement categories. In particular, all temporary work visas do not lead to Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK.
If your work visa is a settlement category, you can apply for ILR in the UK after 5 years residence. In a ver few UK work visa categories, it is possible to apply for ILR after 3 years residence instead of 5 years residence under the work visa category.