Entering and staying in the UK

Services

  1. Check if you need a UK visa

    You may need a visa to come to the UK to visit, study or work.

  2. Standard Visitor visa

    Apply for a Standard Visitor visa if you want to visit the UK for business, leisure, to get private medical treatment or donate an organ

  3. Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (settled and pre-settled status)

    The EU Settlement Scheme for EU citizens and their families to remain in the UK after it leaves the EU ('Brexit'): who's eligible, how to apply, how much it costs.

  4. Get a passport for your child

    Get a passport for your child or baby - renewals and first child passports, application form, supporting paperwork, eligibility, costs

  5. Visa processing times

    Check how long you'll have to wait for a decision on your visa application if you applied for your visa from outside the UK

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Visit visa: guide to supporting documents
  2. EU Settlement Scheme: application processing times
  3. EU Settlement Scheme: evidence of UK residence
  4. Using the ‘EU Exit: ID Document Check’ app
  5. Visiting the UK after Brexit
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News and communications

  1. Government expands use of ePassport gates to 7 more countries
  2. Australian nationals can now use ePassport gates to enter the UK
  3. Inspection work in progress
  4. Inspection Report Published: An inspection of the Home Office’s approach to Illegal Working
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Research and statistics

  1. An inspection of the Home Office’s approach to Illegal Working
  2. A re-inspection of the Home Office’s Reporting and Offender Management processes and of its management of non-detained Foreign National Offenders
  3. An inspection of the EU Settlement Scheme
  4. The Global Mental Health Assessment Tool (GMHAT) pilot evaluation: Final report
  5. An inspection of the policies and practices of the Home Office’s Borders, Immigration and Citizenship Systems relating to charging and fees
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. EU Settlement Scheme public beta testing phase report
  2. Country returns guide
  3. Review into the requirement for DNA evidence to be provided in immigration cases
  4. ICIBI inspection plan 2019-20
  5. Visa fees transparency data
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