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A visa under the Tier 4 category does not lead to settlement in the UK. Furthermore, there is a 5 year cap on Student Visas for those who wish to study an undergraduate or a Masters degree in the UK.
You can use your residency in the UK as a student to work towards the 10-year lawful residence route in order to apply for Indefninite leave to remain in the UK in 2022. For you to continue your residence in the UK, we can explore the options available to you to switch to other visa categories which will enable you to work and eventually settle in the UK such as the tier 2 visa category.
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Please note, this answer cannot be taken as a legal advice until we have your full instructions. The answer provided above is for information purposes only, if you would like to proceed to full legal advice and consultation with our Immigration solicitors, please let us know your availability for an appointment by contacting us on 0207 936 9960 or through our Contact form.
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Posted on Sunday, 02 July, 2017