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Which forms do I need?
If you wish
to apply for a visa you should fill in form IM2A, and related forms
if applicable: the guidance leaflets listed below give full details
as to which forms you should complete. You should also check with
the nearest British Embassy or Consulate whether or not they are
able to process your category of application. If they cannot, they
will advise you where to apply.
Which guidance leaflets should I read?
- to be completed by ALL applicants (23K)
- application for settlement (10K)
- Persons applying for permit-free employment; work permit holders;
businessmen and self-employed persons; persons of independent
means. (See leaflet INF6 for full details) (9K)
- confirmation of the right of abode; certificate of entitlement
to the right of abode; persons applying for an entry clearance
because of United Kingdom ancestry. (See leaflet INF5) (7K)
- persons previously refused entry clearance at a United Kingdom
diplomatic mission or post overseas; persons previously refused
leave to enter on arrival in the United Kingdom. (7K)
- to be used where applicants require more space to give answers
to questions 10 and 20 on form IM2A (6K)
- application for a direct airside transit visa (12K)
leaflets explaining the rules and procedures for applicants (and
sponsors) are listed below. Please consult all leaflets which
may be relevant to your application.
How do I appeal?
1 - Who needs a visa and how to apply (34K)
2 - Information for visitors (35K)
3 - Information for students (15K)
4 - How to settle in the UK (19K)
5 - Information for returning residents and for Commonwealth
citizens with a grandparent born in the UK (15K)
6 - Information for sponsors of visitors (16K)
7 - Information on right of abode in the UK (14K)
8 - Information about admission to the UK for employment or
as a dependant of someone coming for employment
9 - Information about admission to the UK to set up in business,
to be self-employed, be an investor, be a retired person of independent
means, or be a dependant of someone coming in one of these categories
10 - Information about admission to the UK for medical treatment
11 - Information for working holidaymakers (Commonwealth citizens
only) and au pairs (16K)
12 - Information for EEA nationals and their family members
13 - Information for those wishing to transit through the
Act gives the right of appeal to some applicants who are refused
entry clearance for the UK. This leaflet
explains the procedure. A factsheet
explaining the role of the Migration & Visa Correspondence Unit
is also available.