There are several sub-categories of work visa in the UK; the main ones being:
Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer
Tier 2 Sportsperson Visa
The work permit application process is led by the employer who is responsible for issuing you (the applicant) with a Certificate of Sponsorship.
Skilled Worker visa – this is the most common work visa, which also provides a route to permanent residency after five continuous years. Applicants require a job with a sufficient skill level and salary with a licensed sponsoring employer.
Health and Care Worker visa – a fast-tracked visa for those with an eligible job in a health or care role in the UK with…
Temporary work visas – there are several temporary work visa types, including the Charity Worker visa, Creative Worker visa, Government Authorized Exchange visa, International Agreement visa, Religious Worker visa, Seasonal Worker visa, Youth Mobility Scheme visa, and the new Graduate visa. The Graduate visa is for international students who have recently graduated from a university in the UK and enables them to stay for a further two years to find work
The UK, like many other countries around the world, has developed an immigration system to meet its economic, cultural, and societal needs. The range of visa routes available in the UK has evolved over the past few decades, with new schemes being introduced and old ones being retired. The main visa types remain broadly the same, however, allowing immigration for visitors, family members, for study, for work, to invest, and to set up business in the UK. In this article, we will explain the different types of visas available in the UK for 2021 and 2022.
Depending on your nationality, you may need a visitor visa to visit the UK for any length of time. Nationals of some countries intending to come to the UK as a visitor only need a visa if spending more than six months here. The standard visitor visa is extremely flexible and will enable you to come to the UK:
as a tourist
to see your family or friends
to volunteer for up to 30 days with a registered charity
to pass through the UK to another country (‘in transit’)
for certain business activities, for example, attending a meeting or interview
to take part in a school exchange to do a recreational course of up to 30 days, for example, a dance course to study, do a placement or take an exam as an academic, senior doctor or dentist
for private medical treatment.
If you are planning to come to the UK to get married (but not to live here), you will need to apply for a Marriage Visitor Visa.