Points Based System Solicitors Manchester

Points Based System Solicitors Manchester

immigration solicitors: tier 1

Tier 1 is available to exceptionally talented and highly skilled workers, investors and entrepreneurs wanting to work in the United Kingdom.

It is broadly divided into the following sub categories:

Tier 1 (General)

This replaced the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme and allows highly skilled individuals to seek employment in the United Kingdom without a sponsor or to take up self employment and business opportunities. This category is now closed to applicants outside the United Kingdom and also to migrants who are already in the United Kingdom in most other immigration categories.

Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)

This category is not yet open.

Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)

This category is for non European migrants who wish to invest 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. Applicants will generally require access to not less than £200,000 or, alternatively, £50,000 from registered venture capital firms regulated by the Financial Services Authority, UK entrepreneurial seed funding competitions listed as endorsed on the UK Trade and Investment website or UK government departments which have made the funds available for the specific purpose of establishing or expanding a UK business.

Tier 1 (Investor)

This category is designed to allow high net worth individuals make a substantial financial investment in the United Kingdom. Applicants do not need a job offer to apply but will be awarded points based on their ability to invest £1,000,000 in the United Kingdom.

Tier 1 (Post Study Work)

Under this category recent graduates are permitted to undertake skilled or highly skilled work in the United Kingdom. It is expected that applicants will switch into one of the other tiers of the Points Based System (usually Tier 2 General) as soon as possible as time spent as a post study worker does not count towards the required period for settlement. Please note that this category is due to close in April 2012.

Tier 1 (Family Members)

Family members of Tier 1 migrants including spouses, civil partners, unmarried or same sex partners or parents (if the child is under 18 years of age) can apply to join the main applicant in the United Kingdom and can apply for settlement subject to minimum residence requirements.