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UK Visa Rules and Regulations

A section listing the categories on the UK immigration rules on family settlement visas. Check further information on individual, tourist, and short stay visa applications. This section also provides guidance for anyone who wants to visit or stay in the United Kingdom. Get the latest information on what happens at border control.

VISA LAWS 2022: The UKVI is a department of the Home Office. It stands for United Kingdom Visas and Immigration.

The organisation has a huge responsibility to the country. It must ensure a culture of customer satisfaction for people who make a legal entry in to Great Britain.

The UK Visas and Immigration department is essential to the country. It operates with a strong emphasis on national security and public safety.

UKVI rule on millions of visa applications and settlement visas every year. This guide helps to explain how they determine those rulings and why.

There is further advice for those seeking family visas or a work visa in the United Kingdom. Find important information about sponsorship terms to visit and stay in Great Britain.

Contacting UK Visas and Immigration

You can get help with an application or immigration account from inside or outside the United Kingdom. Even so, the staff will not be able to give advice about any personal circumstances.

United Kingdom Visa Rules

EU Settlement Family Permit

This help guide explains the eligibility criteria to get an EU Settlement Scheme family permit and which documents you will need to give to the Home Office.

Right to Reside

Use the information in this help guide to check if you have the right to reside in the United Kingdom and what happens if you don’t.

Student Visa

Information for those planning short-term study with details on Tier 4 visas for students.

Work Visa

A guide with information on paid and voluntary work visas (e.g. Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 5).

Tuberculosis Test for Visa

Find information on the tuberculosis test for visa application to the United Kingdom. Visa applicants can check if they need a TB test and find one of the approved clinics in the listed countries.

Note: UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) published guidance about the Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme which allows Ukrainian nationals and their family members to come to the United Kingdom.

Family Visas

How to Get a Family Visa

A guide for those who are visiting the UK for 6 months or more. It includes visas for spousal partners and family members.

What If You Separate?

You cannot stay in the United Kingdom on a spouse visa when you separate or divorce. You must tell the Home Office if your visa is based on a relationship that has ended.

Visa Application Centres

Apply for UK Visa

Information on how to apply for a visa to the United Kingdom. The current information relates most to the online process of visa application for United Kingdom.

Fast Track Application

This guide explains how to get a faster decision on a visa application to the United Kingdom. Check out how long it takes, what forms to use, and the cost.

Find a Visa Centre

Check the government list to find the correct UK visa application centre for your country. It also lists the address, opening times, and their contact details.

Visa Rules and Regulations in the United Kingdom