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UK visas and immigration made simpler

Applying for a UK visa

Generally, you need to apply for your UK visa from a country in which you are a citizen or permanent resident. When you apply, you’ll need your original passport. You’ll also need to remain in your home country while your application is processed.

Application processing times fluctuate throughout the year and can take two to three months. We recommend that you make arrangements for your visa well in advance of any planned travel. We also advise against booking non-refundable or non-flexible travel prior to visa approval.

There are a number of switching rules imposed by UK Visas and Immigration; in many instances, you cannot switch visa status within the UK. It is important to make sure that you apply for and obtain the most appropriate visa for your circumstances before travelling.

UK visa assessment

Answer a few questions and we'll let you know if you're eligible to live and work in the UK. It takes less than five minutes and it's free of charge or obligation.

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