Hi, I have studied in the UK for almost 7 years now. I came in Aug 2010 did my A Levels, Under graduation and just completed my Post Graduation and I have really excelled in my studies too. I was 17 years old when I came in on a Tier 4 Child visa. Now my life has established in the UK after being here for so long but I am struggling to attract a job offer because of my status as international student. Does this make me eligible to apply for permanent residency? or is there any other solution to my situation.
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Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, Tier 4 Visas are not generally eligible for settlement purposes. To settle in the UK, you may need to switch to another visa category, such as Tier 2 General, but this would mean obtaining Employment from an employer who holds a UK Sponsor Licence.
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Posted on Thursday, 16 March, 2017