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Visas and immigration

What you need to do

Check if you need a UK visa, apply, manage your application, biometric residence permits

EU, EEA and Commonwealth citizens

Settled and pre-settled status for EU citizens, EEA family permits, UK Ancestry visa

Visit the UK

Visit for a holiday, business or a short stay (up to 6 months), airport transit visas

Study in the UK

Short-term study visas and visas for longer courses, degrees and independent schools

Work in the UK

Paid and voluntary work, entrepreneur and investor visas

Family in the UK

Partner, spouse and family member visas and permits

Live permanently in the UK

Ways to settle in the UK and routes to British citizenship

Seek protection or asylum

Claiming asylum as a refugee, the asylum process and support

Immigration appeals and status problems

Appeal against a visa, settlement or asylum decision, immigration status problems

Travelling to the UK

Moving your belongings, going through customs and tax