UK visas and migration

The points-based system provides flexible arrangements for UK employers to recruit skilled workers from around the world through a number of different immigration routes. These include routes for skilled workers, people starting and growing a business in the UK, and the world’s top graduates.

The visa you may need depends on:

  • your skills and qualifications
  • if you have a job offer
  • if you want to bring your family with you
  • what you’ll be doing

If you want to visit the UK on a short-term basis for business reasons, you may not need a visa.

Check if you need a UK visa

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