Types of visa

Living in Europe, Working in Europe | Entry conditions/visas, Work permit | United Kingdom

There are many different types of visa available for those entering the UK. A points based system is operated within the UK to score your visa application against certain criteria.

The UK also offers scientific and visitor visas which are offered for research based or shorter term visits

It is therefore important to choose the most accurate visa to reflect your employment and educational needs.

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Visa tiers and the points based system

There are many different types of visa for long term employment, entrepreneurship and studying available which are awarded based on a points scoring system in the UK.

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Scientific visa

The scientific visa offers you the chance to visit and stay in the UK for scientific research. Learn more about this particular visa.


Visitor visa

There are different types of visitor visas that you can obtain. Find out if a visitor visa meets your short term needs to enter the UK.