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's immigration system is restrictive. From 2008 to 2010 the UK's five tier, points-based visa system was phased in, which measures applicants against various criteria designed to assess their eligibility for a UK work or study visa. Most work-related visa applications, 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.
UK Five Tier Points-Based Immigration System
Non Tier UK Business visas
UK Visitor Visas
UK Family Visas
UK Entry Clearance Guide
EEA and Swiss Nationals Working in the UK
UK Permanent Residence and UK Citizenship
Archive of old UK Visa Categories