You’ll need a visa to work or do business or academic research in the UK

The visa you apply for depends on your circumstances.

Skilled workers

A ‘skilled worker’ visa may be suitable if you’ve been offered a:

Temporary workers

A ‘temporary worker’ visa may be suitable if you want work in the UK for a short time:

You can also apply for an international agreement visa if you’ll be doing work covered by international law while in the UK (eg working for a foreign government or as a private servant in a diplomatic household).

‘High value’ workers

A ‘high value worker’ visa may be suitable if you’re:

Commonwealth citizens

You may be eligible for a UK ancestry visa if one of your grandparents was born in the UK.

Other workers

You can also apply as a: