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Choosing the right UK visa

The process of applying for UK visas can be stressful to say the least. While it might seem intimidating, our team is on hand to help you through every step of the process so your application has the greatest chance of success. We even offer a "no visa, no fee" guarantee, so you know you can rely on us.

How the UK visa application system works

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) uses an application system referred to as Entry Clearance (EC). Under the EC system, citizens from countries outside the EU must apply for a visa in order to live and work in the UK.

The EC application must take place in the applicant’s home country or in a country where they are a permanent resident. The process includes a biometric interview, where digital fingerprints and photographs are taken and recorded against the applicant’s profile.

How you can apply for a UK visa

You should always apply for the visa category most appropriate for your particular circumstances. If you don’t, you could find your visa being refused at the EC stage, after you have already spent significant time and money. It may also cause complications at a later date if you’re trying to extend your stay or switch into another visa category in the UK.

A UK immigration expert can help you assess which visa is right for you.

How to identify the correct visa category

Our team has extensive experience in all UK visa categories and can help you determine the best potential visa option and route.

We can also manage your application for you and liaise with the UK authorities on your behalf. Our “no visa, no fee” guarantee means that there is no risk for you. You can start planning your UK adventure with confidence, knowing that your visa application is being managed by professionals.

 

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