UK visas and migration

Check if you need a visa

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, a visitor visa might be the best visa for you.

Find out which visa you may need

Points-based immigration system

The UK has introduced a points-based immigration system to attract the brightest and best talent from around the world. Information can be found on the immigration system guidance page. You can also sign up to the mailing list to receive updates.