Information on working in the United Kingdom (UK), including details of the Points Based Immigration System, sponsorship and settling in the UK.
Points Based Immigration System
The Home Office introduced a 5-tier Immigration Points Based System (PBS) in February 2008 for employers wishing to employ workers from outside the European Economic Area (EEA). This replaced the Work Permit system that had previously been in operation.
The Immigration Act 2014 introduced an NHS health surcharge which came into effect on 6th April 2015. This means most people applying for a UK visa will be charged a compulsory additional fee to allow them to access UK healthcare.
Biometric Residence Permits
With effect from 18th March 2015, Biometric Residence Permits (BRP) will be issued for non-EEA nationals travelling to the UK for more than six months.
Periods of stay
Information on periods permitted to stay in the UK and the process on how to gain permission to extend your stay, settle in the UK, or become a British citizen through the naturalisation process.
Registered Traveller Scheme
The Registered Traveller is a faster way to enter the UK for nationals of certain countries who are working in or regularly visit the UK.
Advice on a range of topics to migrants who have come to the UK, whether they are here for a few months or settling here permanently.