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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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Press release: Home Secretary launches Windrush scheme

The legislation will enable the government to begin processing citizenship applications for the Windrush generation – Commonwealth nationals who settled in the UK before 1973 – free of charge. Free citizenship applications for children of the Windrush generation who joined their parents before they turned 18 and free confirmation of the existing British citizenship for children born to the Windrush generation in the UK where needed – will also be able to commence.

People applying for citizenship under the scheme will need to meet the good character requirements in place for all citiz...

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Guidance: Personal information use in borders, immigration and citizenship

This notice reflects your rights under data protection legislation including the General Data Protection Regulation and lets you know how the Home Office looks after and uses your personal information and how you can request a copy of your information.