Services

  1. General work visa (Tier 2)

    Apply for a General work visa (Tier 2) if you’ve been offered a skilled job in the UK - eligibility, fees, documents, extend or switch, bring your family, taking a second job

  2. Youth Mobility Scheme visa (Tier 5)

    Apply for a Youth Mobility Scheme visa (Tier 5) to live and work in the UK if you’re from a participating country - fees, eligibility, sponsors, how to apply

  3. Entrepreneur visa (Tier 1)

    Apply for an Entrepreneur visa (Tier 1) if you want to set up or run a business in the UK and have more than £50,000 investment funds available, extend or switch your visa, bring your family

  4. UK Ancestry visa

    Apply for a UK Ancestry visa if you're a Commonwealth citizen and can prove that one of your grandparents was born in the UK - eligibility, fees, documents, how to apply and how long it takes

  5. Intra-company Transfer visa (Tier 2)

    Apply for Intra-company Transfer visa (Tier 2) if you’re staff, a graduate trainee or taking part in a skills transfer - eligibility, documents, extend or switch, bring your family

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Register of licensed sponsors: workers
  2. Applying for a UK visa: approved English language tests
  3. Guidance on application for UK visa as Tier 2 worker
  4. Guidance on application for UK visa as Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)
  5. Guidance on policy for UK visas under Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)
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News and communications

  1. Restrictions on Croatian workers to expire in June
  2. Migration Advisory Committee reviews of Tier 2
  3. Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) report on nursing shortage
  4. Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) research project: foreign born nurses in the NHS
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Research and statistics

  1. Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) report: immigration and the labour market
  2. Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) partial review: shortage occupation list and nursing
  3. Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) review: Tier 1 Entrepreneur and Graduate Entrepreneur routes
  4. Partial review of the shortage occupation lists
  5. Migrants in low-skilled work
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Call for evidence and briefing note: EEA-workers in the UK labour market
  2. Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) review on teacher shortages
  3. Call for evidence review: shortage occupation list - nurses
  4. Call for evidence review: Tier 2 route
  5. Call for evidence: minimum salary thresholds for Tier 2
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) report: teacher shortages in the UK
  2. Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) report: assessing labour market shortages
  3. Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) report: labour market for nurses in the UK
  4. Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) review: Tier 2 migration
  5. Review of Tier 2: analysis of salary thresholds
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