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Visa type depends on the nature of your visit and your nationality

All individuals coming to the UK must ensure that they have the appropriate documents for entry.  The requirement to obtain a visa entry clearance prior to entering the UK will depend on the purpose of your trip, how long you intend to stay and your nationality.

EEA and Swiss Nationals - European Economic Area Nationals and Nationals of Switzerland have free movement in the UK.  This means that they do not need permission to enter the UK in order to live, work or study.  However, work restrictions apply to citizens of EEA Accession States, which currently includes Croatia.  Non-EEA family members of EEA Nationals also have free movement rights but should apply for an EEA Family Permit before coming to the UK. 

Visa Nationals - Citizens of countries who require a visa prior to entering the UK for all purposes are called Visa Nationals.  If you are a visa national, you will need to obtain the appropriate visa entry clearance in order to visit, work, study or settle in the UK.

Non-Visa Nationals  - In most cases, non-visa nationals will be allowed to enter the UK for up to 6 months for visit purposes without the need to first obtain a visa entry clearance.  For all other purposes, non-visa nationals should ensure they have the appropriate documents and visa for entry.

Please click on the links to the left of the page to see details of the different types of visas available for visiting, studying, working or settling in the UK.

 

Visit
Consultancy & Advice

Great Culture, Great Countryside, Great Shopping, Great Sport and more.   The UK is packed with amazing cities, spectacular landscapes and a rich heritage.  Whatever...

Application Package

You may be eligible under any of the following categories:
A General Visitor visa will allow you to come to the UK for up to 6...

Work
Consultancy & Advice

Working in the UK
The UK boasts one of the world’s largest economies and business capitals.  Working in the UK can give you the exposure...

Application Package

Tier 1 (High Value) Migrants
Tier 1 (General)
The Tier 1 General visa was for highly skilled migrants who wish to work in the UK without...

Study
Consultancy & Advice

The UK is home to some of the world’s best universities.  Whether you want to study abroad for a short time or obtain your...

Application Package

The UK is home to some of the world’s best universities.  Whether you want to study abroad for a short time or obtain your...

Settle
Consultancy & Advice Package

The UK is currently home to over 63 million people living throughout Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales. Whether you are eligible for settlement...

Application Package

The UK is currently home to over 63 million people living throughout Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales. Whether you are eligible for settlement...

Additional Hours

Consultations are normally conducted between 9am and 5pm Monday – Friday.  However, if required, evening consultations may be available. Please contact us for further information.

In Person Consultation

Consultations are normally provided via Skype or telephone.  In-person consultations can be arranged at IQA Immigration’s offices in Edinburgh.  Time slots for in-person consultations are limited and subject to availability.

In Person Representaion (Premium Service in Scotland)

If a client is eligible for and wishes to book an in-person appointment at the UKVI Premium Service Centre in Glasgow, IQA Immigration can provide in-person representation for an additional fee.