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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.


Latest News

Policy paper: Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules: HC309, 7 December 2017

This document sets out the specific changes to the Immigration Rules on given dates.

Transparency data: Immigration Enforcement data: November 2017

This document contains data on:

  • number of records in the pre-2008 migration refusal pool at the end of each quarter
  • number of records in the post-2008 migration refusal pool at the end of each quarter
  • foreign national offenders (fnos) released from prison or transferred from prison to immigration detention
  • fnos released into the community by reason for release
  • breakdown of fnos released into the community who were eligible for deportation
  • breakdown of fnos released into the community where deportation or conclusion remains outstanding
  • breakdown of detained fnos faci...
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