This category applies to non-EU adults who want to study for a short period of time in the UK and not undertake work. Under this visa, successful applicants may stay in the UK for six or 11 months if they are studying an English language course and have a valid confirmation of acceptance for study.
This category applies to non-EU children aged under 18 years who want to study for a short period of time in the UK (up to six months or 12 months if they are accompanying an academic visitor) and not undertake work. Child students should undertake a course provided by a suitable institution
This category applies to non-EU individuals who are Commonwealth citizens and have UK ancestry and wish to live and work in the UK. Under this visa, successful applicants may stay in the UK for a period of five years and may be permitted to settle permanently in the UK.
Bulgarian and Romanian Nationals
While all European nationals can enter and live in the UK without applying to the UK Border Agency, Bulgarian and Romanian nationals that wish to work in the UK must apply for permission. Individuals that want to work in a self-employed capacity are not required to obtain permission.
Sponsorship of migrant workers from outside Europe
Organisations wishing to employ migrant workers from outside Europe and therefore act as their sponsor must hold a sponsorship license. Applicants must complete the relevant online sponsor application, prove that they are based in the UK and Meet the suitability criteria