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We asked people about the visa & residency requirements in UK, they wrote...

"E.U. residents have no problem staying in England, and Commonwealth countries have an easier time getting a visa, but a huge crackdown on many nationalities have made visa applications difficult for them," said a member in Sheffield, UK.

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"Visa requirements for England differ depending on the individual’s nationality, the purpose of travel and the length of stay. When planning a visit to the UK, the first step is to check the visa requirements and make sure that you have the right visa by the time of entry. There are several types of visas available, including visitor visas and student visas, which must be obtained before arrival. The application process involves completing an online application and providing the necessary documentation, such as a valid passport, past travel documents and a current photo, to verify the purpose of travel. The process for applying for permanent residency in England varies depending on the individual’s particular circumstances. In general, an applicant is usually required to have lived and worked in the country for at least five years before applying. The process begins with the submission of a permanent residence application alongside supporting documents, such as a valid passport and documents that prove an employment history in the UK. Further evidence to support an individual’s long-term commitments and intentions to remain in the UK ,Such as property ownership, may also be requested," remarked another expat who made the move to UK.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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