I have a client who is on the first 2.5 years of her spouse visa(expiring in March 2018) but wishes to apply for fresh leave outside the UK on Tier 4(General). I presume that this will draw her credibility as a genuine student into questions and it may lead to a credibility refusal.
Could you please share your experience whether this has been successful before?
I am yet to discuss that with her but I suspect that either the relationship has broken down or she can no longer meet the criteria to extend under Appendix FM
I had a few successful cases when the ex-PBS partners or even the ex-spouses of Settled/UK persons left the UK to apply for a Tier 4 (Student) visa category.
Thank you for sharing this, I have no issue with PBS dependent switching to main Tier 4 student but spouse partner one switching to Tier 4 may raise some attention.
May I asked whether those cases were successful before or after the introduction of Tier 4 credibility?