Get a UK Visa
Do you need to get a visa to move to the UK, and, if so, which type? Read on for some starter's information about UK visas.
For the UK Border Agency there are two types of countries:
If your country belongs to the EU, congrats! The only thing that you need in order to cross the borders is your passport, if that (you can use an Identity Card, too, although the british people are not familiar with the concept and you might raise a few eyebrows at the airport)!
If your country does not belong to the EU, you are likely to need a visa. If you are not sure, take the UK visa test, which will give you extra information about what type of visa you can get, depending on your country of origin and reason for visiting the UK.
The new government is intent on putting the famous "cap" on immigration, making it more difficult for people outside the European Union to move to the UK. Do not despair: Although I have heard horror stories from people who have been trying to obtain a visa for years, I also know lots of people who have made it without significant difficulty. In any case, it is definitely worth giving it a try. Generally speaking, getting a UK visa is not so difficult as getting a visa for other countries, e.g. the US.The legislation about who is entitled to a UK visa has recently changed; there are five main types of visas you can obtain, depending on your visit purpose:
Information about different types of visas
There is no hard and fast rule about how to get a Visa and it is difficult to give tips in this area. Start with finding out as much as you can about what type of visa you are entitled to, contact the UK embassy in your country to get more information and start gathering the necessary documents. You might be also interested in consulting immigration services, such as GR Law (UK immigration, Leave to Remain and UK Visas). Good Luck!