Policy and Law
In this section you will find details of the policy and instructions used by our visa officers on the handling of entry clearance and visa applications made outside the United Kingdom. We publish this information as part of our commitment to freedom of information.
A consolidated version of the current immigration rules published on the UK Border Agency website.
Entry Clearance Guidance (ECG)
Guidance and instructions for our staff on the handling of visa applications received overseas.
These are live documents and are constantly being reviewed and amended.
This section's content is for information only and cannot be relied upon to determine the outcome of an individual application, which will be considered on its own facts. No guarantee can be given as to the accuracy of the content of this section.