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Choosing the right UK visa

We know how intimidating and stressful it can be to apply for UK visas. Our team is on hand to help you through every step of the process so your application has the greatest chance of success.


UK visa application system

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) uses an application system referred to as Entry Clearance (EC). Under the EC system, citizens from countries outside the EU must apply for a visa in order to live and work in the UK.

The EC application must take place in the applicant’s home country or in a country where they are a permanent resident. The application process includes a biometric interview, where digital fingerprints and photographs are taken and recorded against the applicant’s profile.

Applying for a UK visa

You should always apply for the most appropriate visa category to your particular circumstances. If you don’t, you could find your visa being refused at the EC stage, after you have already spent significant time and money. It may also cause complications at a later date if you’re trying to extend your stay or switch into another visa category in the UK.

How to identify the correct visa category

Our team has extensive experience in all UK visa categories and can help you determine the best potential visa option and route.

We can also manage your application for you and liaise with the UK authorities on your behalf. Our no visa, no fee policy means that there is no risk for you. You can start planning your UK adventure with confidence, knowing that your visa application is being managed by professionals.

Use our free online Visa Assessment to discover what UK visa you may qualify for.


UK Visa Kickstart packages

Need to get a UK visa? These are the packages for you. Expert consultants guide you through
the visa application process and then help you start your life in the UK.

Ancestry visa + Kickstart Package combo Was your grandparent born in the UK? You could be eligible for a UK Ancestry visa.
£490 View package
Tier 5 visa + Kickstart Package combo The Tier 5 youth programme lets 18 to 30-year-olds from designated countries live and work in the UK for up to two years.
£325 View package
Partner visa + Kickstart Package combo Want to join your partner or spouse in the UK? We will help you with the requirements and application process.
£760 View package

Want to see more UK visa options?

We have some exciting news
for all our Kickstart clients...

Kickstart is rebranding to 1st Contact Sable International! For the last 18 months we've been slowly merging with our big brother, Sable International. Over the next few months we're going to complete that merger.

This will in no way affect your relationship with us. We're not going anywhere, as the entire Kickstart team will be in the same roles at Sable International. You'll still get that great Kickstart service, just under a new name.

We'll be keeping you in the loop as we prepare for the next exciting phase in this rebranding.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly.

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