United Kingdom Immigration Requirements

United Kingdom Immigration Requirements

EU citizens can reside and work in the UK without restrictions until 2021. If you are not a EU citizen, unless you have been in the UK legally for 10 years you cannot apply for a settlement permit. You need to apply for a work permit.

Types of UK Immigration and Terms and Conditions

For non-EU citizens there are 5 types of long-term work visas namely, general work visa, intra-company transfer visa, minister of religion visa, sportsperson visa and tier 2 priority service visa.

Other work visa options are for investors, entrepreneurs and talent. Please note that there also might be specific work visas depending on your country of origin. e.g. Turkish Worker Visa, Turkish Businessperson Visa. Please check with the official government website before applying.

Who Can Apply for UK Immigration?

If you have been offered a skilled job in the UK, employed by a licensed sponsor and you’re from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland you can apply for a general work visa. With this visa you can stay in the UK up to 5 years.  You must have been offered a salary of at least 30.000 GBP per year.

If your licensed sponsor employer has offered, you a job in a UK branch of an overseas company you can apply for an Intra-company transfer visa.

If your licensed sponsor has offered, you a job within any faith community you can apply for a minister of religion Visa. With this visa you can stay in the UK up to 3 years.

In addition to these, if you are an elite sportsperson or qualified coach who is in the highest international level you can apply for a Sportsperson visa. With this visa you can stay in the UK up to 3 years. It can be extended for another 3 years.

If you have been endorsed in your field in medicine, arts, science, digital technology or humanities, as a recognized or prospect leader you can apply for a talent visa. With this visa you can stay in the UK up to 5 years.

If you are an entrepreneur with a credible business idea and want to set up a business in the UK and have access to 50.000 GBP in investment, you can apply for an entrepreneur visa. With this visa you can stay in the UK up to 3 years. It can be extended for another 2 years.

Finally, if you are an investor and want to invest at least 2.000.000 GBP you can apply for a investor visa. With this visa you can stay in the UK up to 3 years.

How and Where to Apply?

You must apply online for general work visa and intra-company transfer visa, sportsperson visa and all other long-term work visas.

Procedure and Required Documents for United Kingdom Immigration

You will be notified in 6 months for your application for permanent settlement by way of long residence.

For general work visa and, intra-company transfer visa, minister of religion visa and sportsperson visa the process could take 3 weeks.  Same deadlines are valid for entrepreneurs, investors and

Required documents vary extensively depending on your visa type, but in general you need proof of knowledge of English, proof of financial means of support, other relevant documents and certificates, biometric photos and of course, a valid passport.

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