UK Visas

The UK is one of the world’s most popular tourist and immigration destinations. Millions are attracted to its shores annually, drawn, among other reasons, by its multicultural cities, world-renowned education system and excellent rates of pay.

How Do UK Visas Work?

The UK immigration system consists of 5 tiers open to all citizens outside of the EU.

The UK needs students and overseas skills; and, of course, people like their family to join them too. We assist in all such circumstances through different types of visa application. UK immigration rules change quite frequently, so keep in touch with us for the latest news.

What are the Main UK Visa Types and Tiers?

Tier 1 Visas 

These are for highly skilled people. Visas are granted on a points-based system which considers (among other things) education, skills, and funds. Accurate presentation is essential to secure the necessary visa points.

Within the Tier 1 scheme, people can also secure entry based on exceptional talent, or as an investor. These visas are difficult to secure and it requires expertise to avoid the pitfalls.

Tier 2 Visas 

These visas are issued to employees of companies licensed to employ overseas nationals. These companies are required to maintain immigration-compliant records, and prove they genuinely require overseas workers for positions the UK labour market cannot fill. Our aim is to work with employers and their staff to ensure the skills they need are available to the business on-demand. 

Tier 3 Visas

These visas for unskilled workers are suspended until further notice. If your research suggests this would have been your best visa option, simply get in touch and our experts will offer a free, personal consultation to find a new way for you to come to the UK.

Tier 4 Visas

Students from overseas may only study in colleges and universities registered and licensed to teach international students. Though this has become more difficult in the present climate, the effort required to secure your visa and gain entry to a UK institution is most definitely worthwhile because UK degrees have worldwide recognition. Simply put, it is a lengthy process with a high margin of error for what should be a simple visa. Accuracy is vitally important or you may face months of delay, and possibly miss the start of your course.

Tier 5 Visas

This visa class applies to the Youth Mobility Scheme for young people wishing to travel to the UK to work for a year before going home. This is a fantastic visa to help young people gain work experience whilst enjoying the British lifestyle. This scheme is only open to certain countries, so check if your country is on the list.

Our experts at Brighter Candidates are nationally and internationally accredited, and trained in UK visas. We regularly update our knowledge base with all the latest information to ensure you have the best chance of success when you apply through us. 

Our staff and offices have national and international accreditations that reinforce the value of our work, and ensure that we maintain our high standards of customer service.

February 11, 2015

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Since 1996 we have protected peoples rights and won Immigration cases, securing visas for our clients world wide. We believe we are now the largest and most successful Immigration and visa firm in the world. Servicing both individuals and business needs. We hope you find our site full of helpful advice from our Immigration and visa experts. Brighter Visas employs qualified solicitors, accredited immigration consultants and ex-immigration officers to help our clients win their case, guaranteeing our rate of success continues to be excellent with the highest levels of service.

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My experience with Brighter Visas has been wonderful so far. From the day of my assessment to the day of my application to the day of searching for employment, everything has been very smooth. My consultant, Mr. Luke, has been very helpful and accommodating with all my inquiries and needs. He's always available whenever I have questions or when I'm in need of his assistance. He calls me from time-to-time to update me of my case and assures me that everything is going well, which is why I never worry of my application because I'm confident that I am in good hands and in a good team. Brighter Visas also sends e-news letters, which give me more options and knowledge of the employment in my desired country.

I have already recommended Brighter Visas to my friends and would recommend it to my colleagues.

Thank You, Brighter Visas!


The whole experience of using Brighter Visas was very professional and dealt with extremely efficiently, from initial enquiries with Chetan to structuring the application and final outcome with Simin.

I would recommend Brighter to anyone looking to immigrate and in need of an agent.

Many thanks for a pleasant service and great outcome.


The immigration consultant was very knowlegeable and provided me with a regular update on my case. I never imagined it was for real until i got an email that my green card has been approved. At this point, i am more than willingly to recommend Brighter Visas to friends and family members since they truly are the best in rendering professisonal immigration services to people world over.


It is difficult to explain how good it felt when my visa was approved.  Years of dreaming about living overseas out of the smoke.  Then applying to make the move before I got too old with my whole family was so stressful and exciting but also I was very anxious.  I just want to say thanks to the whole team for my visa but most of all for giving me months of free therapy when I needed a little reassurance I was doing the right thing.  

I love my new life and my kids are doing so well in School it is just amazing.