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  • Biometrics:  Photograph & fingerprints taken digitally as part of visa application process and stored on Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)
  • Biometric Residence Permit (BRP): A credit card sized plastic card issued by the Home Office which shows evidence of the holder's UK residence permit. It holds biographic details (name, date and place of birth) and biometric information (facial image and fingerprints).
  • Brexit
  • British citizenship
  • Bulletin
  • Business Visitor

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E

  • EEA Family member residence card: A 5 year visa issued to Non-EEA family member of an EEA national who is a Qualified Person in the UK which permits work
  • E-gate
  • Employer Checking Service (ECS): Home Office service used to verify right to work when original documents cannot be presented as an application or appeal is outstanding
  • Endorsement (Tier 1 Exceptional Talent)
  • English Language Test (IELTS)
  • Entry clearance: 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
  • Entry stamp: The stamp a non-EEA nationals receives in their passport by a border control official which shows the date and location of entry to the UK. If the non-EEA national has a vignette in their passport, the stamp activates the visa.
  • Exceptional Talent/Promise (Tier 1)

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L

  • Leave to Enter: Being granted entry clearance to the United Kingdom by British immigration officers
  • Leave to Remain: Technical term for UK residence permit or visa 
  • Loan Scheme

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M

  • Main applicant: Where a dependant is applying for a visa, their spouse/partner who has a visa in the UK is referred to as the main applicant. 

 

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N

  • National Insurance Number (NINo): Number used in the United Kingdom in the administration of the National Insurance or social security system
  • Naturalisation: Obtaining British citizenship
  • Negative Verification Notice: Negative response from the Home Office Employer Checking Service (ECS) - individual does not have the right to work and must not start/ continue any work & SIT contacted for advice
  • News - Immigration Updates
  • NHS Surcharge (also referred to as the Immigration Health Surcharge)
  • Non-visa national: An non-EEA citizen whose nationality is not on the Home Office visa national list. Non-EEA national who does not have to apply for a visa before travelling to the UK, but should instead receive an entry clearance stamp at the UK border. 

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P

  • Permanent Residence (PR): Permanent residence permit granted to family members of EEA nationals after a 5 year period
  • Permitted Paid Engagement (PPE) Visa
  • Points Based System (PBS): The points-based visa system is the main UK immigration route for migrants from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) to come to the United Kingdom
  • Police registration
  • Positive Verification Notice: A document issued by the Home Office to confirm that a visa applicant has the right to work
  • Pre-Settlement

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Q

  • Qualified Person: EEA national who is exercising Treaty Rights in another member state as a worker, jobseeker, self-employed, student with comprehensive medical cover, or self-sufficient with comprehensive medical cover

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