People with UK ancestry can apply to work in the UK, as can European citizens.
There are also lots of other classifications that you might fit into.
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To qualify for this category you must be an established member of your employer's staff. The permit will be granted for a fixed period of time. At the end of that period, you can apply for an extension but only if you continue to be employed.
Sole representatives of overseas firms
This programme allows you to come to the UK without a work permit. You can come as the sole representative of an overseas firm for up to two years, but you must provide proof of continual employment and you cannot engage in any other work, among other restrictions.
Representatives of overseas newspapers, news agencies and broadcasting organisations
This permit allows you to come to the UK as an employee of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation. Among other restrictions, you must intend to come here to work full-time for that organisation, not take any additional work and not need public funds to sustain yourself.
EEA and Swiss nationals are allowed to live and work in the United Kingdom. You must, however, be able to support yourself and your family without the use of public funds.
Under the UK Ancestry scheme, Commonwealth citizens with a grandparent born in the UK can enter the country and work for up to five years. No separate work permit is required and the scheme allows candidates who have worked continuously for five years to apply for permanent residency.
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Tier 1 - highly skilled
Tier 2 - skilled
Tier 3 - temporary low skilled
Tier 4 - students
Tier 5 - temporary
Bulgarian and Romanian schemes