UK Immigration - Tier 1 Visa

United Kingdom’s Tier 1 visa category was designed and launched specifically for highly skilled migrants; in order to attract the brightest workforce or businesspersons to the UK for development of their economy. This visa scheme is a Points Based System (PBS) and it has replaced the HSMP (Highly Skilled Migrant Program).

Applicants for Tier 1 visas do not need to possess an offer of employment from a British company. There are many categories in Tier 1 Visa scheme, which will be discussed briefly here in this web page.

Tier 1 – Exceptional Talent

This category is for individuals with exceptional skills, talented and gifted individuals who are experts in their field. Sufficient documentary evidence is essential to prove their status as acclaimed or recognized leaders of their field. Visa applications are judged on a case-by-case basis. They have to be recommended by their particular societies in the UK belonging to the individual’s relevant field.

For further information regarding exceptional talent visa, please check out our Tier 1 Exceptional Talent page.

General

This category was applied to highly skilled potential migrants looking for a job or wishing to become self-employed in the UK. It replaced the Highly Skilled Migrant Program (HSMP). However, Tier 1 General has been discontinued presently for new applications in the UK.

Existing Tier 1 General visa holders can still renew their visas in this category. Those applicants, who previously qualified for a Tier 1 General Visa, can now apply for the Tier 2 visas under a points-based system (PBS). Please check out our Tier 2 Visas web page for more information on highly skilled based immigration.

Entrepreneurs

This category is for those who desire to commence a business venture within the UK. They can also assume control of a UK business without the need for a sponsor. They have to be a vital part of daily operations of the business started or acquired. Additional information regarding the Entrepreneur Visa is detailed in the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa web page.

Investors

This specific category is for foreign investors who can bolster local companies with their valuable financial support. A substantial investment is necessary to be able to qualify for this visa option. No sponsor or sponsorship certificate is required. Find out more about the investors visa by checking our web page for Tier 1 Investors Visa.

Discontinued programs replaced by Tier 1 Visa UK

Tier 1 visa option under the PBS (Points Based System) has replaced previous eight immigration categories from the old system. Except for the Post-Study Work category, time spent in the UK on any other Tier 1 visa can be accumulated for the minimum residency requirement of five years for ILR (Indefinite Leave to Remain) in the UK.

The obsolete UK immigration services are as listed below:

  1. Business persons;
  2. Fresh talent: Working in Scotland Scheme;
  3. Highly Skilled Migrant Program;
  4. Investors;
  5. International Graduates Scheme;
  6. Innovators;
  7. Self Employed Lawyers; and
  8. Writers, Composers and Artists.

Tier 1 Visa assessment

Tier 1 visa candidates are assessed on the PBS (Points Based System) as was the case with the obsolete visa categories. Each Tier 1 Visa sub category, mentioned above, has different requirements. However, there are a few general requirements that apply to all streams. They are as follows:

  • English Language Proficiency (except for investor's visa option).
  • Self sufficiency - Individuals must be able to support both themselves and any dependent family members.

Applying for a Tier 1 visa

Applicants can apply for a Tier 1 Visa if they wish to enter the UK, extend their stay, or switch from another Tier visa option while already in the UK. This visa category does not rely on a sponsor or a supporting certificate of sponsorship. However, applicants are required to submit a range of supporting documents in order to successfully acquire this visa.

Please contact VMAKE Visas in order to make certain your application lacks no essential documents.

Tier 1 spouse immigration and dependent immigration

Applicants can apply for a Tier 1 Visa if they wish to enter the UK, extend their stay, or switch from another Tier visa option while already in the UK. This visa category does not rely on a sponsor or a supporting certificate of sponsorship. However, applicants are required to submit a range of supporting documents in order to successfully acquire this visa.

Please contact Vmake Visas in order to make certain your application lacks no essential documents.

Tier 1 spouse immigration and dependent immigration

The Tier 1 immigration option is designed for permanent settlement in the UK. Skilled individuals or businesspersons are, therefore, permitted to take their spouse or civil partner or unmarried partner and children with them to the UK. The Tier 1 visa holder must be able to support and maintain their dependents while they are in the UK.

Spouses or other partners will be eligible to work. If they wish to remove the dependent status from their immigration document and live in the UK in their own right, they need to leave the UK and apply separately.

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