Tier 1 General Requirements

In order to extend your stay as a Tier 1 (General) migrant, of the points-based system, you must meet all the requirements of the Immigration Rules. You must already be in one of the following immigration visa categories:

– highly skilled migrant
– writer, composer or artist
– self-employed lawyer
– Tier 1 (General)
– Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP)

You must score be at least 95 points if you currently have permission to stay in the UK as:

– a Tier 1 (General) migrant under the Immigration Rules in place before 19 July 2010;
– a highly skilled migrant;
– a writer, composer or artist; or
– a self-employed lawyer.

If you are in any other eligible category, your total points score must be at least 100 points (unless you are covered by the HSMP Forum judicial review judgment).

Your total score must include 10 points for English language skills and 10 points for maintenance (funds).

The points available are as follows:

Points available
Age 5 to 20
Qualifications 30 to 50
Previous earnings 5 to 80
UK experience 5
English language ability 10
Maintenance (funds) 10

You can use our free Tier 1 General points-based assessment service to calculate how many points you will score and one of our immigration advisors will be in touch to discuss your scoring for free or contact us to start your application.

Alternatively, please contact us to arrange a consultation or to prepare and submit your application on your behalf

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