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English test for UK visa

English test required for UK settlement visa


Compulsory English language tests have been introduced for non-European migrants applying for a UK visa to join or marry their settled partner in the UK.

UK work visa

The UK work visa: Requirements, sponsorship and the immigration points-base...


As an expat you might need authorisation to work in London or another of the British cities. Learn how to go about working in the UK legally and successfully.

Family Visitor Visa UK

Applying for a Family Visa, UK


Restrictions may apply when you apply for a Family Visitor Visa or apply to join family living permanently in the UK. Here's a guide to the UK immigration rules on family settlement in the United Kingdom.

UK visa

Getting a UK visa or residence permit


Before moving to the United Kingdom expats are advised to research UK visas and immigration procedures, including British citizenship, before starting the UK visa application process or applying for a residence permit.

British citizenship

British citizenship: Applying for a British passport in the UK


Understand how to get a British passport, take the UK citizenship test and more.

Study in the UK: UK student visa requirements and more


Before you register with one of the many UK universities, read this guide to UK university rankings and visa fees so that you're ready for the student visa application process.

A guide to UK immigration policy for EU/EFTA citizens and their family


If you want to apply for British citizenship as an EU citizen you will need to know if you have the right to a UK spouse visa, UK residence card, and/or an EEA family permit for the UK. Find out in this useful guide to British immigration.

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UK expats: Extend your Tier 1 (General) visa by April 2015

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If you have a Tier 1 (General) visa and you’re currently in the UK, you have until 5 April 2015 to extend your visa. Thereafter, Tier 1 (General) will close and extensions will no longer be possible.

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