UK Student Visa: ten-year concession – Can I apply for a UK residence visa?
ASK THE EXPERT | Based on my 6 years on a UK student visa, can I apply for permanent residence visa?
Q: I have been in Britain for about six years now on various UK student visas. Is there any way that I can apply for my permanent residence based on this time period that I have spent in the UK?
A: Unfortunately, student visas are temporary visas and do not lead to permanent residence.
The only exception to the above rule is the 10-year concession. With a 10-year concession you would need to prove 10 continuous years (not more than 90 days out of theUKin 10 years) of lawful residence in theUK. Time spent on a student visa would count as part of the 10 years.
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