UK immigration system has become exceedingly complex.
It is so complex that the Law Commission is tasked with its simplification. Individual lawyers and Immigration Law Practitioners Association are trying to help – but the task is daunting.
This is an overview for people who may want to come to the UK and wish to understand how the system works. It would be impossible to include every detail in this overview. In fact, too much detail may defeat the task of making things look simple.