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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 (Global Talent visa)
  • 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) now called Global Talent visa

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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
  • Permission to Enter: Technical term for a visa granted outside the UK
  • Permission to Stay: Technical term for a visa extended within the UK
  • 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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Medical Sciences / Humanities / GLAM  / UAS / Continuing Education / Colleges

Angelina Pelova Tel: 01865 289904 Email: angelina.pelova@admin.ox.ac.uk 

James Galloway Tel: 01865 289927 Email: james.galloway@admin.ox.ac.uk

 

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Solveig Alsaker Tel: 01865 289912 Email: solveig.alsaker@admin.ox.ac.uk

Rose Boadu Tel: 01865 289921 Email: rosemond.boadu@admin.ox.ac.uk