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Tier 1 - General

Tier 1 (General) is closed to overseas applicants. Applications from people who are not already in the UK with leave in a category that permits switching into Tier 1 (General) will no longer be accepted. Dependants can still apply to join applicants who have obtained prior entry clearance 

for Tier 1 General. 

For the purposes of Extensions:

Tier 1 General in the UK is designed to allow Highly Skilled non-EEA nationals who will contribute most to the economy to immigrate to the UK. Unlike the rest of the tier immigration system, a Tier 1 General visa application requires no sponsors and is dependant on the candidate's ability to achieve points in addition to being able to maintain themselves and any dependants they may have as well as meet the English speaking requirement. The initial grant under this provision is 2 years followed by an extension for 3 years.

Visa Direct has completed many Highly skilled Visas over the years ranging from overseas students in the UK to Company Directors from Russia, and as we only employ Ex-Home Office staff we feel that we have the knowledge and insight as to how an application should be successfully submitted.

We pride ourselves on our ability to ensure that our clients continue their stay in the UK with continuous support and advice through to the time for extension.

 Once you have completed 5 years as a Tier 1 General Migrant or completed 5 years with a combination of eligible visas you may apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain, Visa Direct can assist with this application using our same day premium service. 

Tier 1 visas are separated into four subcategories for General applicants, Entrepreneurs, Investors and the Post-Study Work category.



  • PhD* 50 points
  • Master’s degree* 35 points
  • Bachelor's Degree* 30 Points


Tier 1 G now closed- Extensions only


Tier 1 (G) Now Closed for new applications

 Extensions: Visa Direct can fully assist in Extending your Tier 1 General Visa.  We can submit through our same day service or via the postal route, please contact us for full details. 


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