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UK Work Permit

British ConsulateIf you wish to work in the United Kingdom legally then you need to first obtain sponsorship from a registered company in the United Kingdom. They will need to provide the paperwork for you and also act as your sponsor for the visa.  Note also the categories of work permits in the UK.

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UK Ancestry Visa

British ConsulateThe UK Ancestry Visa application would be very common in all commonwealth countries. Those who are nationals of a commonwealth country with a grandparent who was born in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man are allowed to enter the United Kingdom for a period of 5 years.

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British Naturalisation

British ConsulateBritish Naturalisation is for those people who cannot claim British citizenship based on ancestry. Nationalisation would be for those people who entered the UK on a visa such as a spouse visa or fiancee visa and that you have spent 5 years in the UK (work permit), or 3 years in the UK as the spouse of a British citizen.

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UK Dependent Visa

British ConsulateThe Dependent Visa for the United Kingdom allows the dependents of a person who is either a permanent resident of the UK or a UK citizen to apply to join them in the United Kingdom. This type of UK visa application would typically apply to family members and children of the sponsor.

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UK Visitor Visa

British ConsulateIf you wish to visit the UK then you can obtain a UK Visitors visa at a British Embassy in your country. The visitors visa is a tourist visa which is there to allow you only to visit the UK. You are not allowed to work or seek employment and you have to leave before the visa expires.

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UK Indefinite Leave to Remain

British ConsulateThis is one of the most common terms in UK immigration. Normally referenced as ‘Permanent Residence’ the Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) is when a foreign national is granted Indefinite Leave to Remain being permission to live and work in the UK without restriction.

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UK Unmarried Partner Visa

British ConsulateIf you are the unmarried partner of a UK national then you can apply for an Unmarried Partner visa. This visa is also known as the UK defacto visa and it allows you the unmarried partner of a UK national to enter and remain in the United Kingdom. This is done on the basis that you are in a relationship with a person who is present and ‘settled in the UK’.

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TB tests for UK visa applicants

British ConsulateIf you are apply for a visa for the UK that is for longer than 6 months then you will need to have a tuberculosis (TB) test done if you are coming to the UK and are a resident in any of these listed countries below.  You will need a chest x-ray to test for TB and if the x-ray result is not clear you will also be asked to give a sputum sample for testing.

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