You may need a visa to come to the UK to study,
work, visit or join family.
There are different visas depending on:
where you come from
why you want to come to the UK
how long you want to stay for
your personal circumstances and skills
Before you apply, you must check if you need a
visa and what type you need. Depending on your
nationality, you might not need a visa to visit
or transit through the UK.
Your application must be approved before you
You do not need to apply for a visa if you’re an
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