Visas and entry clearance


  1. Check if you need a UK visa

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

  2. Apply for a UK visa

    Apply online for a UK visa to visit, work, study or join a family member or partner already in the UK

  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. Choose a UK visit or short stay visa

    Apply for a visa if you want to visit the UK: find out how long you can stay for, what you can do while you're in the UK and how much each visa costs.

  5. Find a visa application centre

    Find the address, contact details and opening times of the UK visa application centre for your country

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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. Register of licensed sponsors: workers
  4. Applying for a UK visa: approved English language tests
  5. Guidance on applications for UK Tier 4 student visas
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News and communications

  1. New UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services centres open
  2. MAC response to the commission on the Shortage Occupation List
  3. Commissioning letter to the MAC, on the Shortage Occupation List
  4. UK farmers given support for seasonal labour with new pilot scheme
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Research and statistics

  1. Home Office – Statistics at Home Office
  2. Immigration statistics, year ending September 2018: data tables
  3. Immigration Statistics, year ending September 2018
  4. Review of Tier 1 (General) settlement refusals
  5. Immigration statistics, year ending June 2018: data tables
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Chapter 8, section 9: unmarried and same sex relationships
  2. Chapter 8, section 2: civil partners
  3. UK visa fees
  4. Response to an inspection report on the Home Office’s production and use of country of origin information
  5. Response to an inspection report on how the Home Office learns from immigration litigation
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Review into the requirement for DNA evidence to be provided in immigration cases
  2. Visa fees transparency data
  3. Sponsorship transparency data: February 2018
  4. HM Passport Office: November 2017
  5. Sponsorship transparency data: November 2017
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