Our goals are to bring communities together and improve the UK's competitiveness as a destination for travel, trade, migration and investment through programmes which prevent immigration abuse, deliver value for money and earn public confidence. Visas info will tell you whether you need a visa to enter the UK and, if so, how to apply.
Highly Skilled Migrant Programme
The Highly Skilled Migrant Programme is now closed to new applicants. If you wish to work in the United Kingdom and are currently outside the United Kingdom or are here under a different immigration category, you should now apply as a highly skilled worker (Tier 1 General) under the points-based system.
However, if you made your application before 29 February 2008, before 31 March 2008 if you made your application in India, or before 30 June if you made your application from elsewhere, it will still be processed. If you meet the requirements, you will receive an HSMP approval letter. You can then use this letter to apply for permission to come to or stay in the United Kingdom as a highly skilled worker (Tier 1 General). For further details seeTransitional arrangements for HSMP.
If you already have an HSMP approval letter, you can use it in your home country to apply for permission to come to the United Kingdom (known as entry clearance) as a highly skilled worker (Tier 1 General). For further details see Transitional arrangements for HSMP. If you have an HSMP approval letter but are not in a category that can switch into Tier 1 (General) while still in the United Kingdom, you can return to your home country and apply for entry clearance from there. For example, working holidaymakers cannot apply to switch into Tier 1 (General) while they are in the United Kingdom even if they already have an HSMP approval letter.
An HSMP approval letter is valid for six months.
Time spent in the United Kingdom under the HSMP may count towards the qualifying period for permanent residency (settlement) in the United Kingdom.
UK Student Visa
The Student Visa allows overseas nationals to take advantage of a UK education and even work part-time.
Visa Fee for Student Visa is £145.00
Tier 4 Student Visas
Guidance about student who want to come UK after March 2009 adults study in the UK must apply for a Tier 4 Student Visa.
Now the tier 4 Student Visa convert into the current UK study visa and also allows an adult student to study in the UK with a licensed sponsor on the Tier 4 register of sponsors and embark upon a course of study.
The Tier 4 Student Visa service present overseas students to get opportunity recognized qualifications from authentic and government approved universities and colleges in the UK.
The tier 4 Student Visa does not comprise a route to settlement, but, a visa for student immigration give a chance to switch another category of UK immigration without leave the country but after completion the course. If your course duration less then 6 months then you can able to peruse the UK visit visa. With your student visa category you also be able to take a limited employment (20 hours in a week).
Duration of UK Tier 4:-
Duration of the tier 4 student visa is depend upon the your course.
If you are studying at degree level / graduate level or above, you can live for the full duration of your course, up to four years.
If your course is longer than four years, you also able to get UK Visa Extension to complete your cousre.
If you are studying below degree, your Student Visa will allow you to stay for up to three years.
One route for staying in the UK beyond a course of study, is through switching to a Tier 2 Work Permit.You will require a specific offer of employment from a British company.
Visasinfo can organize adult students to make informed decisions about their futures through our UK Study service for bright students. Our organization provide comprehensive and informative resources, programs and counseling on career progress and visa applications and have access to a wide-range of partnerships with universities, educational institutions, and administrative departments.
The new student route under the new point base system present five key changes to the current system. Adult students applying to study abroad in the UK must:
• Have a proven track record in studying before coming to the UK.
• Have recognized qualifications equivalent to National Qualification Framework in the UK education system.
• Produce evidence of sufficient funds to pass a maintenance test.
• Produce documents used to obtain an offer from the university or college sponsoring, such as qualification certificates.
To be able to travel to the United Kingdom as a general student after the end of March 2009, adult students must pass a points-based system to get 40 points.
Visa letter from education provider = 30 points
Maintenance fees to cover course fees and living expenses = 10 points
Detail regarding Visa Letter / Checklist
It is also called an offer letter from your education provider who is your immigration sponsor, including information about yourself, your sponsor person, the course, and your financial matters .
What is a licensed sponsor?
The licensed sponsor is the university or college you have chosen to enroll with. Global Visas have extensive partnerships with many schools, colleges and universities on the tier 4 register of sponsors. Find the tier 4 licensed sponsor list here.
Can I work?
Unlike UK visit visa or travel visa application, applicants for study permits may take part-time or holiday work but must not engage in the following:
• Work for more than 20 hours a week during term time (except in vacation periods), unless it is a work placement and part of a study program and the educational institution agrees.
• Conduct business, be self-employed, or provide services as a professional sports person or entertainer.
• Work full-time in a permanent job.
it also depend on what you have studied, if you wish to like on in the UK once you have successfully got your qualification, you may be eligible to switch into other UK Study visa catagory called Tier 1 - Post-Study Work visa.
UK Marriage Visa
Under the Family class Visa, UK citizens and permanent residents can sponsor family members.
Visa Fee for Marriage Visa is £ 515.00
UK Visit Visa
These pages explain what the Immigration Rules say about visitors, people coming to the United Kingdom for the purpose of medical treatment and visitors in transit to another country. While it is only a guide, it aims to answer the questions you are most likely to ask.
You must be able to show that: you are seeking entry as a visitor for no more than six months; and you intend to leave the United Kingdom on completion of your visit; and you have sufficient funds to maintain and accommodate yourself without working or recourse to public funds. Remember if you are a visa national you will require a visa to enter the United Kingdom.
You will need to complete an application form. Applications, except those for asylum and work permits or under EC law, will not be valid unless they are made on the appropriate application form. You are free to transact business in the United Kingdom either as a tourist or in connection with your employment or business overseas. You may not: take paid or unpaid employment either for someone else or on your own account; produce goods or provide services within the United Kingdom; or sell goods and services to members of the public. You may: attend meetings with United Kingdom businesses or negotiate and enter into contracts with them; and attend trade fairs, conferences and classroom training. You may also enter as a visitor if you are a sports person or entertainer coming to the United Kingdom for a trial or audition and for a personal appearance which does not involve a performance. The maximum allowed as a visitor is six months. Frequent business visitors can apply for a multiple entry visa as a visitor valid for two years or even 5 years.
How long will my visa be valid for?
With a visit visa you can normally enter and leave the UK any many times while the visa is still legally acceptable . You cannot stay for longer than six months on each visit. Visit visas can be valid for six months, one year, two years, five years or 10 years. You can apply for a visa valid for any of these periods. The Entry Clearance Officer have an authority to allow you a visa valid for a shorter time than that you have asked for, for example if you are not a regular traveller or visiting the UK first time.
Can I stay more than six months for medical treatment?
If you need to stay longer than six months to complete your medical treatment you can apply to the Border and Immigration Agency. Their contact details are under More advice and information at the end of this guidance. The Border and Immigration Agency will charge a non-refundable fee for any extension application.
Please note that the visa starts on the day it is issued and not as previously when your passport was stamped on arrival at the airport with six months leave to remain. Therefore, you should plan your journey as soon as possible.
There is a right of appeal against refusal but for family visits only
Visa fee for Short Term multiple entry = £ 65.00 and Long Term multiple entry = £ 205.00
Fiance Visa UK
A fiancé(e)/proposed civil partner in this context is a person who
• Wishes to enter the UK with a view to marriage/civil partnership to a person who is either
• Already present and settled in the United Kingdom;
• Will be admitted for settlement in the UK when arriving there, and intends permanent settlement in the United Kingdom.
A spouse/civil partner is a person who qualifies to live permanently in the United Kingdom because he/she is married to/in a civil partnership with a person who is either present and settled in the UK or will be admitted for settlement in the UK when arriving there.
An unmarried/same-sex partner is a person who meets the criteria set out in Paragraph 13.13 (i)-(iv) below.
Immigration conditions upon entry to the United Kingdom
A person holding an entry clearance as a fiancé(e)/proposed civil partner will initially be admitted to the United Kingdom for 6 months, with a prohibition on employment until after marriage/civil partnership. Once the marriage/civil partnership has taken place and after satisfactory completion of a probationary period (normally 24 months), set by the Home Office, indefinite leave to remain may be granted.
A person holding an entry clearance as a spouse/civil partner will normally be admitted to the United Kingdom for an initial period of 24 months. After satisfactory completion of this period, indefinite leave to remain may be granted. However, where an applicant has been married to a UK citizen and both have been living abroad for more than 4 years, Indefinite Leave to Enter may be granted.
For an applicant to qualify for admission as a fiancé(e)/proposed civil partner, you must be satisfied that:
In a fiancé(e)/proposed civil partner application, the term ‘sponsor’ refers to the person whom the applicant is intending to marry/enter into a civil partnership with.
In an application as a spouse/civil partner, the sponsor is the person to whom the applicant is married/in a civil partnership with. In applications from unmarried or same-sex partners, the sponsor is the person with whom the applicant is in a relationship with and intends to continue living.
• The sponsor is present and settled in the United Kingdom, or is to be admitted for settlement at the same time as the applicant arrives in the UK;
• The sponsor and the applicant are aged 18 or over;
• Each of the parties intends to live permanently with the other as his or her spouse/civil partner after the marriage/civil partnership;
• He parties to the proposed marriage/civil partnership have met;
• Adequate maintenance and accommodation without recourse to public funds will be available for the applicant until the date of the marriage/civil partnership;
• After the marriage/civil partnership there will be adequate accommodation for the parties and any dependants without recourse to public funds in accommodation which they own or occupy exclusively;
• After the marriage/civil partnership the parties will be able to maintain themselves and their dependants adequately without recourse to public funds