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. 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. 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.

  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. UKVI’s new front end services: what you need to know
  3. Applying for a UK visa: approved English language tests
  4. Fees for citizenship applications
  5. Immigration Rules
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News and communications

  1. Wildlife criminal jailed for rare bird eggs importation attempt
  2. Chief Inspector publishes report on the Home Office’s safeguarding of vulnerable adults
  3. New asylum accommodation contracts awarded
  4. Statement: migrant crossings
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Shortage occupation list 2018: call for evidence
  2. Good character requirement: draft remedial order
  3. Immigration Rules archive: 01 January 2019 to 09 January 2019
  4. Response to an inspection report on identifying and safeguarding vulnerable adults
  5. Immigration Rules archive: 05 November 2018 to 31 December 2018
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

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