UK Immigration

The UK is one of the World’s most popular immigration destinations for people wishing to live and work in a new country. However, the UK immigration system is restrictive. Following the EU referendum result of 23 June 2016 and the decision to leave the EU further changes have been made to the UK visa system. Recently the UK Innovator visa and UK Start-Up visa scheme have been introduced.

In many cases you need to come under the UK tier points-based visa system which measures applicants against various criteria designed to assess their eligibility for a UK work or study visa. Most work-related visa applications such as the Tier 2 visa scheme, as well as Tier 4 study visa applications, are now made through this system.

Since 2010 the UK government has made a series of changes to UK immigration law in order to restrict immigration to the UK, especially from outside of the EEA.

Please see the links below for detailed information on each visa type

Further information, help, and advice

Straightvisa’s team of specialists has over 25 years of experience in immigration services, and have helped thousands of people to study, work and relocate to the UK. All applications for UK visas are dealt with by a dedicated team of immigration specialists.

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Do you have questions about UK Immigration?

Check the answers to the  Frequently Asked Questions about UK Immigration