This article will explain everything you need to know about applying for a UK Visa. Getting permission to stay in the UK. Indefinite Leave, British Citizenship & more.
You may need a visa to visit the UK to study, work, see or join the family or perhaps your already living in the UK and interested to learn about how ‘Indefinite Leave to Remain’ system to obtain British citizenship works. Applying for a UK visa could be relevant for you a friend or relative right now, and so it’s essential to understand who’s eligible for a UK Visa and how to prepare your application best.
There are different types of visas based on:
Before applying, you must check if you will need a visa and what type you need. Depending on your nationality, you may not need a visa to visit or transit through the UK.
You do not require a visa if you’re in the EU (European Union), Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland or Switzerland and you arrived in the United Kingdom (UK) by 31 December 2020. If you are living in the UK by that date, you can apply for the ‘EU Settlement Scheme’ to continue to work, live or study in the United Kingdom.
It’s possible to invest money in the UK by obtaining an Investor visa. You’re able to set up a business with a Start-up visa or an Innovator visa.
If you are a spouse, a partner or a family member of somebody who has British citizenship or a settlement in the UK. It’s possible through a successful family visa application to join them. They may need to show evidence that they can support you financially.
You might be able to apply for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) after a set amount of time living in the UK. Indefinite Leave to Remain (“ILR”) or Indefinite Leave to Enter (“ILE”), also referred to as settlement or permanent residence, are types of immigration status in the United Kingdon which means there is no longer a time limit on a person’s ability to stay in the UK.
In the event that you were separated from your partner or child when you’re forced to leave your country, you can apply for them to join you in the UK.
To apply, you have to have been given asylum or five years’ humanitarian protection, rather than having British citizenship.
You can apply for an Ancestry visa to work in the UK if you have a British grandparent and meet other eligibility criteria.
You might have the right of abode to reside in the united kingdom. If you are a Commonwealth citizen and cannot prove your best to be a resident of the United Kingdom, read about the Windrush scheme here.
If you previously had indefinite leave to remain (ILR) and left the UK for two or more years, you’ll want to apply for a returning resident visa to return.
There may be another visa that’s ideal for you based on your circumstances. Check what other visas you are qualified for by arranging a free 15-minute consultation with Tann Law Solicitors.