Q: I am currently on a UK Tier 4 Student Visa and would like to move onto a UK Unmarried Partner Visa. I have been living with my partner for two and a half years in Britain. Can I make the application from within the UK?
A: You should be able to apply from within the UK if the student visa that you are currently on gives you permission to live here for a total of more than 6 months since your most recent admission to the UK. Therefore if the visa was issued for longer than 6 months you can apply from within the UK, but if the visa was 6 months or less you will have to return to your country of nationality and apply there.
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