* Change your current visa to this type of visa
Change to this visa (change from current visa to this type of visa)
If you are in the UK as a sports or entertainment visitor and your sponsor has given you a certificate of sponsorship for this type of visa (contract employee, actor or athlete) before you come to the UK, you can apply for your visa Change to a 5th row visa.
If you arrived in the UK after 28 April 2015 as a sports or entertainment visitor, you can change your visa to this visa.
You must submit your application before your current visa expires.
How long can you stay?
You can stay in the UK for up to 12 months after switching to a visa for a contract employee, actor or athlete 5.
How to change your visa to this type of visa
You can do this in two ways:
- Online Application.
- Request by mail.
You can add your affiliates to your online application. Including children who have turned 18 during your stay.
If you have applied on paper forms, your affiliates must apply themselves.
You also have to pay 20 19.20 to get biometric information (fingerprints and photos) taken from you. After applying for a visa, you will be told how to go through these steps. How to do it.
If your visa extension application is successful, you will receive a biometric residence permit.
How long does it take
The result of the decision will be announced within 8 weeks.
If your request is complex and different, it will take longer, for example:
- If your supporting documents need to be verified.
- If you need to attend the interview.
- Because of your personal and criminal circumstances (for example, if you have a criminal conviction).
If your visa has not expired and you have applied for a visa extension, it will be possible for you to stay in the UK until the decision is announced.