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16 February 2004

UK Immigration Sources on the Web

Below are useful links on UK immigration.

Home Office:  Immigration and Nationality Directorate
The first point of call for anyone interested in staying in the UK and/or applying for British nationality. The IND office is located in Liverpool. Also under the Home Office, is the Work Permits UK department which is located in Sheffield.

Work Permits UK
Part of the Home Office IND, this site is dedicated to answering enquiries about working in the UK. In addition to guidance notes on application procedures, it also has links to application forms that can be downloaded. You can find out about the new Highly Skilled Migrant Programme, working holiday maker, shortage occupations, etc.

UK Visas
This is the site of a joint Home Office and Foreign Commonwealth Office unit which caters to those not looking for work but planning to visit the UK. It has a questionnaire you can fill out to determine if you need a visa, or entry clearance to enter or transit through the UK. It also contains a list of commonwealth countries.

Highly Skilled Migrant Community
Site set up by someone who went through the process of getting a Highly Skilled Migrant Programme visa. It caters to members and contains useful information, including an HSMP points calculator and links.

UK Passport Service
Guidance notes and application forms for UK passports, the site also specifies what's required to obtain British nationality.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
The FCO contains the latest travel advice for British nationals visiting another country. But it also has a link to British missions overseas where you may apply for a visitor's visa.

The Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) is an independent public body set up under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

UK Government Online
From local government to central government, you can find lots of useful information here, especially if you are new to the UK. The OISC regulates and licenses immigration advisors not bound by the UK Law Society. As such, you can search for an advisor or make a complaint.

Electronic Immigration Network
EIN is a voluntary sector organisation which serves its members as well as providing free resources about information on immigration and asylum to the public. It maintains a database of case reports, electronic conferencing for updates on new case law, news, queries, answers from practitioners

Immigration Advisory Service
A charity organisation which advises on various aspects of immigration and asylum matters. You can find an advisor here for free advice.

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London is the capital of the United Kingdom, a country that includes Wales, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, but not the Republic of Ireland. Located on the west side of London, Heathrow is the world's busiest international airport. If your first stop to the UK is London, here is where you can find places to stay and things to do.