Entering and staying in the UK


  1. Check if you need a UK visa

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

  2. Settled and pre-settled status for EU citizens and their families

    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.

  3. 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

  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. Continue to live in the UK after it leaves the EU

    Most EU citizens will need to apply to continue living in the UK after it leaves the EU. Use this tool to find out what you need to do and when.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Visit visa: guide to supporting documents
  2. Using the ‘EU Exit: ID Document Check’ app
  3. EU Settlement Scheme: evidence of UK residence
  4. Applying for a UK visa: approved English language tests
  5. Register of licensed sponsors: workers
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News and communications

  1. SM v Secretary of State for the Home Department: AS/18/12/38967
  2. EU Settlement Scheme: update
  3. EU Exit awareness evenings held in Glasgow and Leeds
  4. Call for evidence: Home Office’s visa casework ‘onshoring’ (‘Network consolidation’)
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Research and statistics

  1. An inspection of Home Office (Borders, Immigration and Citizenship System) collaborative working with other government departments and agencies
  2. An inspection of the Home Office’s approach to the identification and safeguarding of vulnerable adults
  3. Tier 4 pilot evaluation
  4. Technical paper to accompany the ‘The UK’s future skills-based immigration system’ economic appraisal: Annex B
  5. Home Office – Statistics at Home Office
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Shortage occupation list 2018: call for evidence
  2. Immigration Rules archive: 21 January 2019 to 31 January 2019
  3. Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules: HC 1779, 11 December 2018
  4. Response to an inspection report on Home Office (BICS) collaborative working
  5. EU immigration after free movement ends if there's no deal
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Country returns guide
  2. Migration Advisory Committee: annual report, 2017 to 2018
  3. Historical interest transparency data: November 2018
  4. Customer service operations data: November 2018
  5. HM Passport Office: November 2018
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