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UK Visa Documents
A UK Visa is a document that will grant you the right to enter this country. A Visa can be temporary or permanent. The reasons why people request a Visa include to work, study, do business, join family members, visit as a tourist, or seek refuge.
When applying for your UK Visa keep in mind that for every Visa there are specific required documents. This means that according to the type of Visa you are applying for, you will need to collect specific documents. The required documents need to comply with the criteria set by the UK Home Office.
What Are the Required Documents for a UK Visa?
You should submit the following documents to apply for a UK visa:
- UK visa application form
- Two photographs
- Your Valid Passport
- Proof you have the financial means to cover the living costs while in the UK
- Proof of accommodation
- Detailed travel itinerary
- Tuberculosis Test Results
- Biometric information
- UK visa invitation letter (If applicable)
- Paid UK visa fees
- Certified translations of any document that is not in either English or Welsh
If you are 16 or older and you are planning to enroll in a course for more than 6 months, then you need to apply for a student visa. Please check this step-by-step guide to to applying for your student visa. Don’t be afraid to ask for help at your local university. Usually your school should have an office dedicate to this matter. In case you want to find a side job or an internship whilst pursuing your studies, your visa and biometric residence permit and check your university’s rules to see if there are any restrictions.
Skilled Worker Visa
With a skilled worker Visa, you will be entitled to stay in the UK and to do an eligible job with an approved employer. The length of this specific Visa is 5 years after which it can extend as long as your criteria requirements are met. After the renewal of your Worker Visa, you might want to settle permanently in the UK. With this type of Visa, you will be entitled to live, work and study for an indefinite period.
To obtain a skilled worker visa you need to submit a request online up to 3 months before the beginning of your work in the UK. Once this step is completed, you will get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks and 8 weeks.
In case you work in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa.