A Tier 1 visa is a category of the Points Based System designed for Highly Skilled Migrants to live and work in the UK.
One of the main advantages of a Tier 1 visa is that it does not require you to have an offer of employment within the UK. However, you must be able to demonstrate that you meet all of the points and attributes to qualify for this visa.
If key supporting evidence provided is unclear or difficult to understand, your application could be refused. However, it is also possible for information to be misinterpreted in error. We can represent you on your request to review this decision, [known as administrative review].
- Tier 1 General This has replaced the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme and allows skilled professionals to enter into self employment, become an independent contractor or work for UK employers without requiring a separate work permit.
- Tier 1 Investor If you are looking to invest in the UK, you must bring either £1million in disposable and held in a financial institution, or £2million in personal assets combined with £1million loan. There are separate provisions for EEA nationals.
- Tier 1 Entrepreneur Designed for those investing in the United Kingdom by setting up or taking over, and being actively involved in the running of one or more businesses in the United Kingdom.
- Tier 1 Post Study Worker International students that have studied in the United Kingdom within the previous 12 months. This will allow you to be employed without requiring a separate work permit.
Please complete our contact form which will allow us to assess your case fully. Alternatively, contact a member of our team on 01793 836 010.