UK Visas and Immigration Updates

Jobs that qualify for exemptions from quarantine, passenger locator form or COVID testing requirements.
Guidance on what caseworkers must do where an asylum seeker reports an incident of domestic abuse while their asylum claim is being considered.
This guidance explains full details of eligibility for the Windrush Scheme.
This guidance explains full details of the Windrush Compensation Scheme.
Claim forms and guidance for people who may be able to claim compensation through the Windrush Compensation Scheme.
Guidance on processing returning resident applications.
Guidance for decision makers considering cases under the Windrush scheme.
Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules published on 24 January 2022.
For visa or citizenship applications, you may need to prove your knowledge of English by passing a secure English language test (SELT).
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Get an EU Settlement Scheme travel permit if your biometric residence card (BRC) is lost, stolen or expired and you need to return to the UK.
Complain to UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) about applications, appointments and decisions or follow up an existing complaint
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Find out how you can make a subject access request to see your own information or on someone else's behalf.
This guidance explains who needs to enter the ballot before applying for a Youth Mobility Scheme visa and how the ballot system works.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
What to do if you're visiting the UK to do research - check if you’re eligible and if you need a visa, what visa to apply for, what to do before you visit.
This guidance advises a landlord, letting agent or homeowner how to conduct a right to rent check when letting privately rented accommodation.
How to carry out right to work checks, why you need to do them, and which documents you can use.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Funding instruction for local authorities in the support of the United Kingdom's Afghan Locally Engaged Staff Ex Gratia and Afghan Relocation and Assistance Schemes.
Asylum policy guidance on assessing the age of an applicant when they claim to be a child.
This is advice for visa customers and applicants in the UK, visa customers outside of the UK and British nationals overseas who need to apply for a passport affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus.
Immigration staff guidance about deportation on the ground it is conducive to the public good.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Data on Resettlement, Asylum Support and Integration activities.
Data on UK Visas and Immigration sponsorship activities.
Data on UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) customer service operations.
Data on Visas and Citizenship activities.
Cross cutting staffing data for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and Immigration Enforcement (IE).
Data on immigration and protection activities.
Information for applicants to the Health and Care visa.
Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in Zambia for your UK visa application.
Guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
What to do if you're visiting the UK on business - check if you’re eligible, if you need a visa, what visa to apply for, and what to do before you visit.
What to do if you're visiting the UK for a holiday or to see family or friends: check if you’re eligible, if you need a visa, and what to do before you visit.
Policy guidance on granting restricted leave.
This is advice for visa customers and applicants in the UK, visa customers outside of the UK and British nationals overseas who need to apply for a passport affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus.
How to apply to get on the list of permit-free art and music festivals.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Jobs that qualify for exemptions from quarantine, passenger locator form or COVID testing requirements.
Organisations funded to provide support to vulnerable and at risk EU citizens applying to the EU Settlement Scheme.
The Home Office has announced further details of the Afghan citizens resettlement scheme.
Funding instruction for local authorities in the support of the United Kingdom's Afghan Locally Engaged Staff Ex Gratia and Afghan Relocation and Assistance Schemes.
Organisations funded to provide support to vulnerable and at risk EU citizens applying to the EU Settlement Scheme.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Immigration Rules archive: 14 December 2021 to 31 December 2021.
Guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Guidance for employers on employing someone outside the UK.
Example of how an employer can employ someone from outside of the UK and the steps they will take to apply for a sponsor licence.
Objection and appeals notice guidance for drivers who are found with clandestine entrants in their vehicles by UK Visas and Immigration.
This guidance explains who needs to enter the ballot before applying for a Youth Mobility Scheme visa and how the ballot system works.
This is advice for visa customers and applicants in the UK, visa customers outside of the UK and British nationals overseas who need to apply for a passport affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus.
Immigration staff guidance on considering applications under the Youth Mobility Scheme category.
Guidance on a temporary concession to the Immigration Rules that has been introduced as part of UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) endorsed funder route.
Jobs that qualify for exemptions from quarantine, passenger locator form or COVID testing requirements.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
Guidance for criminal caseworkers about the facilitated return scheme (FRS) for foreign offenders.
Guidance and information on administrative and criminal powers for officers dealing with immigration enforcement matters within the UK.
Funding instruction for local authorities in support of the United Kingdom’s resettlement schemes.
This is advice for visa customers and applicants in the UK, visa customers outside of the UK and British nationals overseas who need to apply for a passport affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Guide to the sponsorship documents that businesses and educational institutions must keep.
Guidance for sponsors on sponsoring a Skilled Worker.
Guidance for sponsors on sponsoring a person on the International Agreement route.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
For visa or citizenship applications, you may need to prove your knowledge of English by passing a secure English language test (SELT).
Form for destitute asylum applicants and failed asylum seekers to apply for support.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
The Home Office has announced further details of the Afghan citizens resettlement scheme.
Guidance on returning immigration offenders to their country of origin.
Guidance on UK Visas and Immigration's policy on applications for a visa or visa extension under a Temporary Work route.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
This staff guidance tells the Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) Administration Team how to process all transactions relating to the ISC.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
This guidance applies to anyone with enforceable EU law rights who has received a deportation decision and could appeal or has a pending appeal against that decision.
Guidance on what to do if your application for an account is declined or if your account is closing because you are in the UK illegally.
Guidance for licensing authorities on how to check the immigration status of people who apply for a taxi or private hire licence.
Guidance on referring potential victims of modern slavery/human trafficking to the national referral mechanism.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
This is advice for visa customers and applicants in the UK, visa customers outside of the UK and British nationals overseas who need to apply for a passport affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus.
This guidance tells you about the requirement for a criminal record certificate.
This report shows the number of illegal working civil penalties between 1 April and 30 June 2021.
A quarterly report listing the fines (civil penalties) for illegal working given to employers in Wales and the South West.
A quarterly report listing the fines (civil penalties) for illegal working given to employers in the North West.
A quarterly report listing the fines (civil penalties) for illegal working given to employers in the North East, Yorkshire and Humberside.
A quarterly report listing the fines (civil penalties) for illegal working given to employers in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
A quarterly report listing the fines (civil penalties) for illegal working given to employers in the Midlands and East of England.
A quarterly report listing the fines (civil penalties) for illegal working given to employers in London and the South East.
Guidance on considering applications from people who wish to enter or remain in the UK as the dependent family member.
Information about the premium service for educational institutions which sponsor overseas students.
Immigration staff guidance on considering claims based on family life, private life, or exceptional circumstances.
Guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Immigration staff guidance on considering applications under the Skilled Worker route.
This guidance is for whether to refuse an application where a person fails without reasonable excuse to comply with a requirement to provide information
The guidance details a revised interim process which removes the previous reliance on nationality and all Global Visa Risk Streaming data in the streaming tool.
Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in China for your UK visa application.
This guidance explains who needs to enter the ballot before applying for a Youth Mobility Scheme visa and how the ballot system works.
For visa or citizenship applications, you may need to prove your knowledge of English by passing a secure English language test (SELT).
Immigration Rules archive: 30 November 2021 to 13 December 2021
Guidance for caseworkers considering applications under the EU Settlement Scheme.
Asylum policy guidance on discretionary leave.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
How to carry out right to work checks, why you need to do them, and which documents you can use.
This guidance advises a landlord, letting agent or homeowner how to conduct a right to rent check when letting privately rented accommodation.
National transfer procedure on transferring unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC).
Policy guidance on the appeals process from the Immigration Act 2014.
Guidance on a temporary concession to the Immigration Rules that has been introduced as part of UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) endorsed funder route.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Indefinite leave to remain ('settlement') if you have a partner, parent, child or relative in the UK - fees, who's eligible, how to apply.
Jobs that qualify for exemptions from quarantine, passenger locator form or COVID testing requirements.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Guidance and information on administrative and criminal powers for officers dealing with immigration enforcement matters within the UK.
This is advice for visa customers and applicants in the UK, visa customers outside of the UK and British nationals overseas who need to apply for a passport affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus.
This guidance was published in response to the judgment in PK (GHANA).
Instructions to local authorities about funding for the support and care of former and unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC).
Guidance for criminal investigators in Immigration Enforcement (IE).
Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules published on 14 December 2021.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Information on using the app when applying to work, study or live in the UK.
Policy guidance on the appeals process from the Immigration Act 2014.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in Mozambique for your UK visa application.
Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in Namibia for your UK visa application.
Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in Rwanda for your UK visa application.
Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in Senegal for your UK visa application.
Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in Sierra Leone for your UK visa application.
Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in South Africa for your UK visa application.
Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in Sudan for your UK visa application.
Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in Tanzania for your UK visa application.
Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in Uganda for your UK visa application.
Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in Zambia for your UK visa application.
Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in Zimbabwe for your UK visa application.
Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in Malawi for your UK visa application.
Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in Madagascar for your UK visa application.
Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in Kenya for your UK visa application.
Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in Ghana for your UK visa application.
Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in the Gambia for your UK visa application.
Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in Ethiopia for your UK visa application.
For visa or citizenship applications, you may need to prove your knowledge of English by passing a secure English language test (SELT).
Guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.
Immigration staff guidance on how to recognise a genuine and subsisting relationship and identify a valid divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in the Gambia for your UK visa application.
Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in Cameroon for your UK visa application.
Guidance on immigration offender management for officers dealing with enforcement immigration matters within the UK.
Instructions to local authorities about funding for the support and care of former and unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC).
Immigration staff guidance on considering claims based on family life, private life, or exceptional circumstances.
Immigration staff guidance on dealing with family applications made after 9 July 2012.
Immigration staff guidance on considering family migration applications that are not required to; or cannot meet the minimum income threshold.
How UKVI staff consider the English language requirement for partners and parents on the 5 year route to settlement under Part 8, Appendix FM and Appendix Armed Forces.
Guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.
This is advice for visa customers and applicants in the UK, visa customers outside of the UK and British nationals overseas who need to apply for a passport affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus.
Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in Madagascar for your UK visa application.
For visa or citizenship applications, you may need to prove your knowledge of English by passing a secure English language test (SELT).
Guidance on referring potential victims of modern slavery/human trafficking to the national referral mechanism.
Jobs that qualify for exemptions from quarantine, passenger locator form or COVID testing requirements.
Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in Nigeria for your UK visa application.
Jobs that qualify for exemptions from quarantine, passenger locator form or COVID testing requirements.
Immigration staff guidance on how to consider applications in the Tier 1 (Investor) category of the points-based system.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Immigration staff guidance on considering applications for entry or leave as an adopted child or a child coming to the UK for adoption.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in India for your UK visa application.
Guidance for student sponsors, migrants and short-term students on temporary concessions in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
These full terms and conditions explain the applicant’s obligations and what they can expect when booking and taking the Life in the UK Test.
Guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.
Air, sea and rail carriers can apply for approved gate check status to reduce charges for passengers without adequate documents.
One year ago a new immigration system launched, with visa routes attracting skilled workers across construction, hospitality, health, social care, science and research.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
For visa or citizenship applications, you may need to prove your knowledge of English by passing a secure English language test (SELT).
Guidance for staff on how decisions are made about applications for new entrepreneurs seeking to establish a business in the UK for the first time.
Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in Rwanda for your UK visa application.
Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in Burundi for your UK visa application.
Asylum policy guidance on requests for information from Eurodac or under Article 34 of the Dublin Regulation (EU) No.604/2013, for age assessment purposes.
Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in Pakistan for your UK visa application.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Guidance on individual's identity issues.
This is advice for visa customers and applicants in the UK, visa customers outside of the UK and British nationals overseas who need to apply for a passport affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus.
Decisions and orders made by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) on the exclusion of foreign nationals from the UK.
Immigration staff guidance about deportation on the ground it is conducive to the public good.
Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in Vietnam for your UK visa application.
Contact details for UK Visas and Immigration immigration compliance and enforcement teams.
Immigration staff guidance on considering applications for entry or leave as an adopted child or a child coming to the UK for adoption.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in Cambodia for your UK visa application.
Immigration staff guidance for considering applications from people who have been victims of domestic violence.
Guidance on how UK Visas and Immigration makes decisions on the grounds of public policy and public security.
List of the international application points and decision making centres centres run by UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI).
A government response to the ICIBI’s inspection of UKVI front end services.
We continue to work at pace to assist people facing serious risk in Afghanistan.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.
Guidance for enforcement officers considering immigration status and deciding enforcement action, including curtailment.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Air, sea and rail carriers can apply for approved gate check status to reduce charges for passengers without adequate documents.
Guidance for staff on how decisions are made about applications from Innovators.
Information for people travelling to the UK from Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey or the Isle of Man, and information for people passing through the UK on the way to Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey or the Isle of Man.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
Guidance on the document checks that air, rail and sea carriers must make, and how they are charged for passengers without appropriate travel documents.
Immigration staff guidance on assessing and calculating the continuous residence requirements under Appendix Continuous Residence.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Jobs that qualify for exemptions from quarantine, passenger locator form or COVID testing requirements.
For visa or citizenship applications, you may need to prove your knowledge of English by passing a secure English language test (SELT).
This is advice for visa customers and applicants in the UK, visa customers outside of the UK and British nationals overseas who need to apply for a passport affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus.
Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in India for your UK visa application.
Guidance for staff on how decisions are made about applications for new entrepreneurs seeking to establish a business in the UK for the first time.
This report shows the number of illegal working civil penalties between 1 January to 31 March 2021.
A quarterly report listing the fines (civil penalties) for illegal working given to employers in Wales and the South West.
A quarterly report listing the fines (civil penalties) for illegal working given to employers in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
A quarterly report listing the fines (civil penalties) for illegal working given to employers in the North West.
A quarterly report listing the fines (civil penalties) for illegal working given to employers in the North East, Yorkshire and Humberside.
A quarterly report listing the fines (civil penalties) for illegal working given to employers in the Midlands and East of England.
A quarterly report listing the fines (civil penalties) for illegal working given to employers in London and the South East.
Home Office response to a report on the family returns process by the Independent Family Returns Panel for 2019 to 2020.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in India for your UK visa application.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Guidance for EUSS applicants in or outside the UK who have been affected by restrictions associated with coronavirus.
This is advice for visa customers and applicants in the UK, visa customers outside of the UK and British nationals overseas who need to apply for a passport affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus.
Check how quickly you’ll receive a decision on your UK visa application if you are applying from outside the UK.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Immigration staff guidance on dealing with family applications made after 9 July 2012.
Guidance and information on administrative and criminal powers for officers dealing with immigration enforcement matters within the UK.
List of authorised organisations for a start-up visa
Staff guidance on applications where a person is involved in a sham marriage.
Guidance for caseworkers considering applications under the EU Settlement Scheme.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
For visa or citizenship applications, you may need to prove your knowledge of English by passing a secure English language test (SELT).
Guidance on returning immigration offenders to their country of origin.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Guidance on refusing or cancelling entry clearance or permission to enter when a person has breached customs regulations.
Check how quickly you’ll receive a decision on your UK visa application if you are applying from outside the UK.
Staff guidance on dealing with applications non-conducive to the public good.
Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in Russia for your UK visa application.
Guidance on applications for naturalisation as a British citizen.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
A tool to help Home Office staff when making decisions involving difficult ethical issues.
Check how quickly you’ll receive a decision on your UK visa application if you are applying from outside the UK.
Guidance on considering applications from people who wish to enter or remain in the UK as the dependent family member.
Guidance on how UK Visas and Immigration makes decisions on the grounds of public policy and public security.
List of authorised organisations for an innovator visa.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Asylum policy guidance on assessing whether an applicant is destitute.
Guidance on criminal history for entry clearance applications in the UK.
Guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.
Failed asylum seekers may be supported under section 4(2) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 if they meet certain eligibility criteria.
Find out about the latest Windrush Compensation Scheme and Windrush Taskforce engagement events.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Guidance on immigration offender management for officers dealing with enforcement immigration matters within the UK.
How to carry out a recovery needs assessment (RNA) for confirmed victims of modern slavery.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
For visa or citizenship applications, you may need to prove your knowledge of English by passing a secure English language test (SELT).
Immigration staff guidance on considering applications under the Graduate route.
A quarterly report listing the fines (civil penalties) for illegal working given to employers in Wales and the South West.
A quarterly report listing the fines (civil penalties) for illegal working given to employers in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
A quarterly report listing the fines (civil penalties) for illegal working given to employers in the North West.
A quarterly report listing the fines (civil penalties) for illegal working given to employers in the North East, Yorkshire and Humberside.
A quarterly report listing the fines (civil penalties) for illegal working given to employers in the Midlands and East of England.
This report shows the number of illegal working civil penalties between 1 October 2019 to 31 December 2020.
A quarterly report listing the fines (civil penalties) for illegal working given to employers in London and the South East.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Information about what it means to have indefinite leave to remain (ILR) in the UK, also known as settlement.
Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in the UK if you are a Hong Kong British National (Overseas).
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Guidance on referring potential victims of modern slavery/human trafficking to the national referral mechanism.
Guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.
Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules published on 1 November 2021.
Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules published on 1 November 2021.
This is advice for visa customers and applicants in the UK, visa customers outside of the UK and British nationals overseas who need to apply for a passport affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus.
Jobs that qualify for exemptions from quarantine, passenger locator form or COVID testing requirements.
For visa or citizenship applications, you may need to prove your knowledge of English by passing a secure English language test (SELT).
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Immigration staff guidance on application forms and procedures for immigration applications and claims.
Claim forms and guidance for people who may be able to claim compensation through the Windrush Compensation Scheme.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Guidance for decision makers considering cases under the Windrush Compensation Scheme.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Asylum policy guidance on the code of conduct for interpreters.
Immigration staff guidance on considering claims based on family life, private life, or exceptional circumstances.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
Guidance for criminal caseworkers about the facilitated return scheme (FRS) for foreign offenders.
For visa or citizenship applications, you may need to prove your knowledge of English by passing a secure English language test (SELT).
Guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.
List of authorised organisations for an innovator visa.
List of authorised organisations for a start-up visa
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Immigration staff guidance on how to prevent an individual from becoming an overstayer while they are awaiting or appealing a decision.
Information for employers on the UK’s points-based immigration system.
Guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.
Guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Application form for people who want to enter the UK from Ireland to undertake paid, temporary engagement on the Temporary Work - Creative Worker route.
Immigration staff guidance on considering claims based on family life, private life, or exceptional circumstances.
For visa or citizenship applications, you may need to prove your knowledge of English by passing a secure English language test (SELT).
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
A list for employers to check if their staff have the right to work in the UK.
Guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.
Guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Apply for a Graduate route visa if you’ve been on a student visa and want to stay in the UK to work - eligibility, fees, documents, extend, bring your partner and children.
Locations where you can go to get your biometric ID document scanned if you do not have an Android device with near field communication (NFC).
Immigration Rules archive: 1 October 2021 to 5 October 2021.
Guidance for sponsors on sponsoring an Intra-Company Worker.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Guidance for sponsors on sponsoring a Skilled Worker.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Guidance on returning immigration offenders to their country of origin.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
This is advice for visa customers and applicants in the UK, visa customers outside of the UK and British nationals overseas who need to apply for a passport affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus.
For visa or citizenship applications, you may need to prove your knowledge of English by passing a secure English language test (SELT).
Guide to the sponsorship documents that businesses and educational institutions must keep.
Guidance for sponsors on sponsoring a person on the International Agreement route.
Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules published on 11 October 2021.
Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules published on 11 October 2021.
There are different ways to apply for indefinite leave to remain (settle in the UK) - check if you're eligible
You may be able to apply for indefinite leave to remain if you have a Tier 5 (International Agreement) visa.
You may be able to apply for indefinite leave to remain if you are a representative of an overseas business or a representative of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation.
Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in Ukraine for your UK visa application.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Information and guidance to support visa applications made outside the UK.
Information for people travelling to the UK from Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey or the Isle of Man, and information for people passing through the UK on the way to Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey or the Isle of Man.
Details and contacts of sports governing bodies for the International Sportsperson visa.
Use this step-by-step guide if you are a sponsor who is applying for a defined certificate of sponsorship (CoS)
Use this step-by-step guide if you are a Creative Worker sponsor managing groups of certificate of sponsorship (CoS).
Use this step-by-step guide if you are a sponsor using miscellaneous certificate of sponsorship (CoS) functions.
Use this step-by-step guide if you are a sponsor to report worker activity, for example a change in their circumstances.
A step-by-step guide to creating and assigning a certificate of sponsorship (CoS). This document should be viewed with the SMS guide 8a.
A step-by-step guide for bulk data transfer of confirmations of acceptance for studies.
A step-by-step guide to using miscellaneous confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) functions.
A step-by-step guide to reporting student activity.
Step-by-step guide to managing your sponsorship licence using the sponsorship management system.
To help sponsors create and assign individual and batches of confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS).
Step-by-step guide to applying for additional services and making renewal applications.
Immigration staff guidance on considering applications under the Youth Mobility Scheme category.
Guidance on assessing admissibility to the Common Travel Area or other countries.
Jobs that qualify for exemptions from quarantine, passenger locator form or COVID testing requirements.
This guidance tells caseworkers how to consider applications to enter, remain or settle in the UK on the International Sportsperson route.
Immigration staff guidance on the common travel area (CTA).
Guidance on suitability grounds under section 3 of Part 9 of the Immigration Rules.
Guidance on UK Visas and Immigration's policy on applications for a visa or visa extension under a Temporary Work route.
Immigration staff guidance on dealing with post-licence changes related to Worker and Temporary Worker sponsors.
How to decide applications for a sponsor licence for Worker and Temporary Worker routes.
List of documents that businesses and education providers must provide with an application for a Student, Worker or Temporary Worker sponsor licence.
This guidance explains who is eligible for a reduction in certain fees under the Council of Europe’s Social Charter of 1961 (known as CESC).
Immigration staff guidance on sponsorship customer service standards.
Guidance on applications for a purpose not covered by the Immigration Rules.
Guidance about the sponsorship priority service for Worker and Temporary Worker sponsors.
Immigration and nationality fees for all applications made from outside and within the UK.
Immigration staff guidance on renewing a sponsor’s licence.
Immigration staff guidance on considering premium customer service applications from sponsors.
Visa fees transparency data for all applications made from outside and within the UK.
Guidance on immigration offender management for officers dealing with enforcement immigration matters within the UK.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Application form for people who want to enter the UK from Ireland to undertake paid, temporary engagement.
Guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.
Immigration staff guidance on dealing with family applications made after 9 July 2012.
Immigration Rules archive: 1 July 2021 to 30 September 2021
Asylum policy guidance on settlement protection.
Guidance for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) staff assessing whether an applicant has met the English language requirement.
Guidance about the different visitor categories for visiting the UK and how UK Visas and Immigration makes decisions on visitor cases.
This guidance tells caseworkers about the Global Talent visa category.
Guidance for enforcement officers considering immigration status and deciding enforcement action, including curtailment.
Immigration staff guidance for a person who has been sponsored to perform a key leading role within a faith-based organisation or religious order in the UK.
Immigration staff guidance for considering applications in the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) category of the points-based system (PBS).
Guidance to apply to come to the UK as a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) or to extend your stay.
Immigration staff guidance on applications from representatives of overseas businesses.
Immigration staff guidance on considering applications under the Skilled Worker route.
Check which jobs are on the shortage occupations list in each area of the UK. For the Skilled Worker visa and the Health and Care visa.
List of approved awards databases accepted by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) for Global Talent.
What to do if you're visiting the UK to do research - what visa to apply for, what to do before you visit
Come to the UK for private medical treatment - what visa to apply for, what to do when you travel to the UK
Find out what you need to do if you're visiting the UK for a business trip or training. Find out what visa to apply for, and what you need to do before you visit.
Find out what you need to do if you're visiting the UK for a holiday or to see family or friends. Find out what visa to apply for, and what you need to do before you visit.
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
This is advice for visa customers and applicants in the UK, visa customers outside of the UK and British nationals overseas who need to apply for a passport affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus.