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The main online visa application form for skilled workers wishing to come to the UK without being sponsored by a company or relative is the Tier 1 - General Skilled Migration visa. However, there are a number of other online assessments that will help you determine which visa (or visas) you are eligible for.
Through the successful completion of any of the assessments, you will be eligible to speak to a migration consultant who will do their best to contact you within 2 working days to discuss your options.
For those who are highly skilled and wish to work in the UK without restrictions. Tier 1 - General visa holders can come to or remain in the UK to work or establish a business, without having to have a pre-approved job offer or sponsor.
For those with a job offer from a UK based company. UK work permits are applied for by employers wishing to fill a vacant position with a specific person. It is vital that the employer can show that the business is genuine and that there is a genuine requirement for the intended role.
For those who have been in the UK for some time already, and wish to apply to remain in the country permanently. Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) is also known as Permanent Residency and is granted to people who have already shown a commitment to the UK on a temporary visa.
Successful applicants for UK immigration can generally bring spouses, partners and dependent children with them to the UK. The relative will then enjoy the same benefits as the main applicant in terms of work rights and rights to education for the children.
All visa nationals need entry clearance to enter the UK, even as a tourist. Commonwealth and non-visa nationals are given 6 months of entry clearance to come to the UK for tourism on arrival at a UK port of entry.
For permanent residents (ILR holders) who wish to gain UK citizenship and a UK passport. All adults must naturalise or register in order to become a British Citizen, unless they are born British. There are strict rules surrounding UK citizenship, but generally, being able to apply follows a period of Permanent Residency, or Indefinite Leave to Remain.
For people aged between 18-30 who wish to make an extended holiday in the UK and be allowed to work whilst in the UK.
For citizens who joined the EU after May 2004 who wish to work in the UK.
For those who wish to come to the UK to start up a business.
Specific information for doctors, nurses and dentists wishing to come to the UK to train or work.
For those who have just graduated from a UK university and wish to remain in the country for a period in order to work.
For those who wish to work in the UK and whose grandparent was born in the UK.
For those wishing to study an approved course in the UK.
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