Procedure for applying online in the UK
Procedure for applying online in the UK

The following Immigration practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Procedure for applying online in the UK
  • Key considerations
  • Key steps in the application process
  • Timing and problems with application procedures
  • Priority services
  • Submitting the form
  • Paying the application fees
  • Booking the appointment
  • Preparing the documents for submission
  • Attending the appointment, and what you need to bring
  • More...

IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for Immigration?

STOP PRESS: This Practice Note is being updated to reflect changes to the Immigration Rules further to Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC 813. For further information on these changes, see: LNB News 22/10/2020 80. See also Practice Note: The post-Brexit immigration system: what will it look like?

Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. For updates and links to useful information, news and news analysis in relation to the implications for immigration lawyers, see Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID-19) immigration resources.

This Practice Note sets out the procedure for making an in-country online application to the Home Office. After a gradual roll-out of online procedures across various immigration categories, since November 2018, the vast majority of applications are now made online. Such applications will generally

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