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Welcome to UKPermits. This website provides information about immigration into the UK for Employers, Business, Family and tourist visitors. You will find details of the different immigration categories and the visa requirements for foreign nationals.

If you are not a British Citizen or a citizen of one the European Economic Area (EEA) countries, you may need an entry clearance before you travel to the UK. People from certain countries, known as visa nationals, need an entry clearance to enter the UK for any reason; those from other countries need one only for some reasons: for example, to live as the wife or husband of a British Citizen. Entry clearance is the formal term to describe the application process for visa nationals who wish to travel to the United Kingdom and for non visa nationals who intend a longer stay or to settle in the UK.

Employers will find information on their responsibilities to not employ people illegally and details on the tier 2 sponsorship tier, part of the managed migration 5 tier immigration structure.

Individuals will find help on how we can assist them in making entry clearance ( from overseas ) or further leave to remain ( from within the UK) applications and how we can assist with urgent applications in the UK.


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Collection: UK leaving the EU: what you need to know

On 29 March 2017, the government triggered Article 50, which begins the formal process of the UK leaving the EU.

The government is looking to secure the status of British nationals living in other member states and EU nationals already living in the UK, as early as possible.

The UK remains a full member until we exit the EU, and all rights and obligations of membership remain in place until then.

Detailed guide: Status of EU nationals in the UK: what you need to know

This page will be updated with the latest information about the status of European Union (EU) nationals in the UK (see note 1) as the EU negotiations progress.

Important information

You do not need to do anything as a result of Article 50 being triggered. There will be no change to the rights and status of EU nationals living in the UK while the UK remains in the EU.

Under EU law you don’t need a document to confirm your residence status in the UK (see note 2).

If you’re planning to apply for a document just to confirm your status, you can Read more