Immigration

Visas/Immigration Information:

Visit the UK

Types of visit visa

  • Standard Visitor visa
  1. Overview
  2. Eligibility
  3. Documents you must provide
  4. If you’re under 18
  5. Apply
  6. Extend your visa

·   Marriage Visitor visa

  1. Overview
  2. Eligibility
  3. Documents you must provide
  4. Apply

·   Permitted Paid Engagement visa

  1. Overview
  2. Eligibility
  3. Documents you must provide
  4. Apply

·   Parent of a Tier 4 child visa

  1. Overview
  2. Eligibility
  3. Documents you must provide
  4. Apply
  5. Extend your visa

·   Visa to pass through the UK in transit

  1. Overview
  2. Direct Airside Transit visa
  3. Visitor in Transit visa

Study in the UK

Types of study visa

  • Short-term study visa
  1. Overview
  2. Eligibility
  3. Documents you must provide
  4. Apply

·   General student visa (Tier 4)

  1. Overview
  2. Eligibility
  3. Knowledge of English
  4. Documents you must provide
  5. Apply
  6. Extend your visa
  7. Switch to this visa
  8. Family members

·   Child student visa (Tier 4)

  1. Overview
  2. Eligibility
  3. Documents you must provide
  4. Apply
  5. Extend your visa
  6. Switch to this visa

Work in the UK

Long-term work visas

  • General work visa (Tier 2)
  1. Overview
  2. Eligibility
  3. Knowledge of English
  4. Documents you must provide
  5. Apply
  6. Extend your visa
  7. Switch to this visa
  8. Family members
  9. Taking a second job

Investor, business development and talent visas

  • Innovator visa
  1. Overview
  2. Eligibility
  3. Knowledge of English
  4. Documents you must provide
  5. Apply
  6. Extend your visa
  7. Switch to this visa
  8. Family members

·   Start-up visa

  1. Overview
  2. Eligibility
  3. Knowledge of English
  4. Documents you must provide
  5. Apply
  6. Switch to this visa
  7. Family members

Live permanently in the UK

·   Find the right settlement option

Find out if you can apply to settle in the UK

·   Become a British citizen

Check if you can become a British citizen

Prove your knowledge of English for citizenship and settling

Life in the UK Test

Staying in the UK after Brexit

Applying for British citizenship

Problems with applications and documents

Visas for family and friends

Problems with a visa

Asylum and refugees

Deportation and living in the UK illegally

Immigration Rules

  1. Immigration Rules: Index. The rules are divided into different documents. The index page will help you find the part you need.
  2. Immigration Rules: introduction. This contains an explanation of who’s covered by the Immigration Rules, dates of effect and definitions/interpretations of the terms used.
  3. Immigration Rules part 1: leave to enter or stay in the UKGeneral provisions regarding entry clearance, leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom (paragraphs 7 to 39E).
  4. Immigration Rules part 2: transitional provisions. Transitional provisions Part 2 and Appendix V: Immigration Rules for Visitors.
  5. Immigration Rules part 3: students. Persons seeking to enter or remain in the United Kingdom for studies.
  6. Immigration Rules part 4: work experiencePersons seeking to enter or remain in the United Kingdom in an “au pair” placement, as a working holidaymaker or for training or work experience (paragraphs 122 to 127).
  7. Immigration Rules part 5: working in the UK. Persons seeking to enter or remain in the United Kingdom for employment (paragraphs 128A to 199B).
  8. Immigration Rules part 6: self-employment and business peoplePersons seeking to enter or remain in the United Kingdom as a businessman, self-employed person, investor, writer or composer or artist (paragraphs 200A to 237).
  9. Immigration Rules part 6A: the points-based system
  10. Immigration Rules part 7: other categories
  11. Immigration Rules part 8: family members
  12. Immigration Rules part 9: grounds for refusalGeneral grounds for the refusal of entry clearance, leave to enter or variation of leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom (paragraphs A320 to 324).
  13. Immigration Rules part 10: registering with the police
  14. Immigration Rules part 11: asylum (paragraphs 326A to 352H).
  15. Immigration Rules part 11A: temporary protection
  16. Immigration Rules part 11B Asylum
  17. Immigration Rules part 12: Procedure and rights of appeal
  18. Immigration Rules part 13: Deportation (paragraphs A362 to 400).
  19. Immigration Rules part 14: stateless persons
  20. Immigration Rules part 15: condition to hold an ATAS clearance certificate Condition to hold an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) clearance certificate.
  21. Immigration Rules Appendix 2: police registrationCountries or territories whose nationals or citizens are relevant foreign nationals for the purposes of Part 10 of these Rules
  22. Immigration Rules Appendix 6: academic subjects that need a certificateDisciplines for which an Academic Technology Approval Scheme certificate from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is required.
  23. Immigration Rules Appendix 7: overseas workers in private householdsStatement of the terms and conditions of employment required for overseas domestic workers in private households in the UK.
  24. Immigration Rules Appendix A: attributes Points needed for attributes for applicants in Tiers 1, 2, 4 and 5 of the points-based system.
  25. Immigration Rules Appendix AR: administrative review
  26. Immigration Rules Appendix AR (EU) Administrative Review for the EU Settlement Scheme
  27. Immigration Rules Appendix Armed Forces Rules for members of the armed forces, civilian employees and their families.
  28. Immigration Rules Appendix B: English language
  29. Immigration Rules Appendix C: maintenance (funds)
  30. Immigration Rules Appendix D: highly skilled migrantsImmigration Rules for leave to enter as a Highly Skilled Migrant as at 31 March 2008, and Immigration Rules for leave to remain as a Highly Skilled Migrant as at 28 February
  31. Immigration Rules Appendix E: maintenance (funds) for the family of Relevant Points Based System MigrantsMaintenance (funds) for the family of Relevant Points Based Systems Migrants and Appendix W Workers
  32. Immigration Rules Appendix ECAA nationals and settlement
  33. Immigration Rules Appendix EU, other EEA and Swiss citizens and family members
  34. Immigration Rules Appendix EU (Family Permit)>
  35. Immigration Rules Appendix F: archived Immigration Rules
  36. Immigration Rules Appendix FM: family members
  37. Immigration Rules Appendix FM-SE: family members specified evidence family members – specified evidence
  38. Immigration Rules Appendix G: Youth Mobility SchemeCountries and territories taking part in the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme and annual allocation of places for 2019.
  39. Immigration Rules Appendix H: Tier 4 documentary requirementsApplicants who are subject to different documentary requirements under Tier 4 of the Points Based System.
  40. Immigration Rules Appendix J: codes of practice for skilled workCodes of practice for Tier 2 Sponsors, Tier 5 Sponsors, employers of work permit holders and Tier 1 migrants (where appropriate)
  41. Immigration Rules Appendix K: shortage occupation list Shortage Occupation List.
  42. Immigration Rules Appendix KoLKnowledge of language and life.
  43. Immigration Rules Appendix L: Tier 1 competent body criteria Designated Competent Body criteria for Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) applications.
  44. Immigration Rules Appendix M: sports governing bodiesSports governing bodies for Tier 2 (Sportsperson) and Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting) applications.
  45. Immigration Rules Appendix N: authorised exchange schemes
  46. Immigration rules Appendix O: approved English language testsList of English language tests that have been approved by the Home Office for English language requirements for limited leave to enter or remain under the Immigration Rules.
  47. Immigration Rules Appendix P: lists of financial institutionsLists of financial institutions that do not satisfactorily verify financial statements, or whose financial statements are accepted.
  48. Immigration Rules Appendix SN: Service of notices
  49. Immigration Rules Appendix T: tuberculosis screening
  50. Immigration Rules Appendix U: Seasonal Worker Scheme
  51. Immigration Rules Appendix V: visitor rules
  52. Immigration Rules Appendix W: Immigration Rules for Workers

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