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Visit the UK for a holiday or to see family or friends. You’ll need to prove that you meet the eligibility requirements, for example that you’ll leave the UK at the end of your visit. You can visit the UK on a business trip, private medical treatment, get married or apply for a transit visa...

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British citizenship is normally automatically passed down one generation to children born outside the UK. For example, you might automatically become a citizen if you’re born outside the UK to a British parent. But your children will not automatically be citizens if they’re born outside the UK. If you’re not automatically a citizen, you may be eligible to apply to ‘register’ as one.

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If you or a family member are from the EU, EEA or Switzerland, you usually get permanent residence status automatically after living in the UK for 5 years. To apply for citizenship with permanent residence status you must usually have lived in the UK for 12 months after getting permanent residence status.

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Indefinite leave to remain in the UK: your rights and status If you have ILR - Indefinite Leave to Remain or ILE - Indefinite Leave to Enter, there is no longer any time limit on your ability to stay in the UK. If you have ILR or ILE and your home is in the UK you are regarded as settled in the UK.

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There are different ways to apply for British citizenship (or ‘naturalisation’) based on your circumstances. If you’re eligible in more than one way you can choose which way to apply. You do not automatically get British citizenship if you were born in the UK. It depends on when you were born and your parents’ circumstances. You may be eligible to apply for citizenship if you were born in the UK and are not a British citizen.

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If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. You can also apply if you are the family member of an eligible person of Northern Ireland. If your application is successful, you will get either settled or pre-settled status.

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You need a family visa to live with a family member in the UK for more than 6 months. If you are outside the UK You can apply for a family visa to live with your: spouse or partner, fiancé, fiancée or proposed civil partner, child, parent, relative who will provide long-term care for you...

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This visa has replaced the Tier 4 (General) student visa. You can apply for a Student visa to study in the UK if you are 16 or over and you: have been offered a place on a course by a licensed student sponsor have enough money to support yourself and pay for your course - the amount will vary depending on your circumstances

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This visa has replaced the Tier 2 (General) work visa. A Skilled Worker visa allows you to come to or stay in the UK to do an eligible job with an approved employer. To qualify for a Skilled Worker visa, you must: work for a UK employer that’s been approved by the Home Office, have a ‘certificate of sponsorship’ ...

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You can apply for a Start-up visa if you want to set up an innovative business in the UK - it must be something that’s different from anything else on the market you meet the other eligibility requirements.

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A Health and Care Worker visa allows medical professionals to come to or stay in the UK to do an eligible job with the NHS, an NHS supplier or in adult social care. Some health workers and their families will get their visas extended for free because of coronavirus (COVID-19)...

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You must prove that you are 17 or over have enough money without help from public funds to support and house yourself and any dependants can and plan to work in the UK

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