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
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.
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
Guidance notes and application forms for UK passports, the
site also specifies what's required to obtain British
and Commonwealth Office
The FCO contains the latest travel advice for British
nationals visiting another country. But it also has a link
missions overseas where you may apply for a visitor's
The Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC)
is an independent public body set up under the Immigration
and Asylum Act 1999.
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.