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Tier 1 of the Points Based System
Within this page contains details of the immigration routes available to exceptional talent, entrepreneurs, investors, Graduate Entrepreneurs (NEW) and General wanting to work in the UK.
Select any of the links below to view information about the 5 sub-
It is important you know the category you need to apply under, if you are not sure contact us for clarification.
Tier 1 (General) category allows highly skilled people who are already in the UK
to extend their existing Tier 1 General and to look for work or self-
Tier 1 (General) migrants can seek employment in the UK without a sponsor, and can take up self-
Note: This category is now closed to applicants who are outside the UK, and to migrants who are already here in most other immigration categories.
Do you need to apply under for Tier 1 General under the points-
You do not need to apply under the points-
If your husband, wife, civil partner, unmarried partner or same-
If you have an HSMP approval letter
If you have an HSMP approval letter, you should read this section transitional arrangements for the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme.
If your HSMP approval letter was issued under the requirements in place before 7
November 2006, and you obtained entry clearance or permission to stay in the UK on
the basis of the letter, you may be affected by the HSMP Forum Ltd judicial review
judgment of 8 April 2008. Before you apply under Tier 1 (General), you should read
the section on the HSMP Forum judicial review (extension of stay). You are not affected
by this judgment if you joined the HSMP under the arrangements in place from 5 December
If your HSMP approval letter was issued on the basis of an application made before 7 November 2006, and you obtained entry clearance or permission to stay in the UK on the basis of that letter, you may be affected by the HSMP Forum Ltd judicial review judgment of 6 April 2009. The section on the HSMP Forum Ltd judicial review (settlement in the UK) will tell you whether you are affected by the judgment, and will help you decide what to do next.
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Are you in the UK and urgently need to apply for a new visa?
Call us today urgently on 01903 641690 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a UK employer and need to either register for a new sponsor licence, or apply to renew your sponsor licence, or apply for restricted/unrestricted Certificates of Sponsorship, call us on 01903 641690.