Entry clearance is the procedure used by Entry Clearance Officers (ECOs) at British missions overseas to check, before a person arrives in the UK, if that person qualifies under the Immigration Rules for entry to the UK.

If your application for entry clearance is refused by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO), you may have one of the follwoing options available to you to challenge the refusal depending on type of the application you submitted:

  • Appeal to the First Tier Tribunal (Entry Clearance Appeal)
  • Administrative Review
  • Pre Action Protocol
  • Judicial Review

Following are the various applications for entry clearance (UK Visa) which can be submitted to the British Embassy/High Commission/Consulate from outside the UK:

Entry Clearance As A Fiance(e)

Entry Clearance As Proposed Civil Partner

Entry Clearance As A Spouse

Entry Clearance As A Civil Partner

Entry Clearance As An Unmarried Partner

Entry Clearance As Same Sex Partner

Entry Clearance As A Visitor For Marriage Or Civil Partnership

Entry Clearance As A Child Of A Person With Limited Leave As A Partner

Entry Clearance As A Parent To Exercise Right Of Access

Entry Clearance As Adult Dependent Relative

Entry Clearance For Family Permit As Family Member Of An EEA National

Entry Clearance As A Returning Resident

Entry Clearance As A Prospective Entrepreneur

Entry Clearance As Tier 1 Entrepreneur Migrant

Entry Clearance As Tier 1 Exceptional Talent

Entry Clearance As Tier 1 Investor

Entry Clearance As Tier 2 General

Entry Clearance As Tier 2 Intra Company Transfer (ICT)

Entry Clearance As Tier 2 Minister Of Religion

Entry Clearance As Tier 2 Sportsperson

Entry Clearance As A Domestic Worker

Entry Clearance As A Turkish ECAA Businessperson

Entry Clearance As A Sole Representative Of Overseas Business

Entry Clearance As A Person With UK Ancestry

Entry Clearance As A Student Visitor

Entry Clearance As Tier 4 General Student

Entry Clearance As Tier 4 Child Student

Entry Clearance As Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - Charity Workers)

Entry Clearance As Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - Creative And Sporting)

Entry Clearance As Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - Government Authorised Exchange)

Entry Clearance As Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - International Agreement)

Entry Clearance As Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - Religious Workers)

Entry Clearance As Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme)

Entry Clearance As A Business Visitor

Entry Clearance As A Child Visitor

Entry Clearance As A Family Visitor

Entry Clearance As A General Visitor

Entry Clearance As A Parent Of A Child At School

Entry Clearance As A Sports Visitor

Entry Clearance As A Visitor For Private Medical Treatment

Entry Clearance As A Visitor In Transit

Entry Clearance As A Visitor Under Approved Destination Status (ADS) Agreement With China

Entry Clearance As An Entertainer Visitor

Entry Clearance As A Visitor To Take The PLAB Test

Entry Clearance As A Visitor Undertaking Permitted Paid Engagements