Details of UK PBS Tier 1, Entrepreneur, Investor Visas Granted

Details of PBS Tier-1 and Pre-PBS Tier-1 Equivalent Visa

206,315 PBS Tier 1 and Pre-PBS Tier 1 Visas Issued During 2005-15

A total of 101,402  visas (5.12% of the total work visas) were issued to the Main Applicants (outside the UK) under PBS Tier 1 and Pre-PBS equivalent. And 104,913 visas (5.29% of the total work visas) to their Dependants. Therefore, all in all, a total of 206,315 visas (10.41% of the total 1.98 m work-related visas) were granted under PBS Tier 1 and Pre-PBS equivalent to PBS Tier 1 Entrepreneur, PBS Tier 1 Investor, PBS Tier 1 General, PBS Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur, PBS Tier 1 Post-Study, PBS Tier 1 Exceptional Talent, PBS Tier 1 Other, International Graduate Scheme, and High-Value Other Permit Free Employment.    

12,501 Visas Granted to PBS Tier 1 Entrepreneur during 2005-15

 

A total of 12,501 Visas were granted to PBS Tier 1 Investor representing 6.06% of the total 206,315 visas issued under PBS Tier 1 and Pre-PBS Tier 1.

4,627 visas (0.23% of the total work visas) were granted to the Main Applicants under Tier-1 Entrepreneurs (commonly also known as UK Business Visa or Business Visa UK) with the following yearly break-up:

During 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 a total of 27, 118, 189, 421, and 701 visas, respectively, were issued to the Main Applicants of Tier 1 Entrepreneur. A total of 1,166), 1,087, and 918 visas were issued to the Main Applicants Tier 1 Entrepreneur during 2013, 2014 and 2015, respectively.

7,874  visas (0.40% of the total work visas) were granted to the Dependants of the Tier 1 Entrepreneur migrants with the following annual break-up:

During 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 a total of 23, 180, 239, 490, and 954 visas were issued to the Dependants of Tier 1 Entrepreneur from outside the UK. A total of 1,717, 2,261, and 2,010 visas were issued to the Dependants of the Tier 1 Entrepreneur during 2013, 2014 and 2015, respectively.

Accordingly, during 2008-2015, a total of 12,501 visas (0.63% of the total 1.98 m work visas) were approved under Tier 1 Entrepreneur for entry clearance during 2008-15.

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8,712 Visas Granted to PBS Tier 1 Investor during 2005-15

A total of 8,712 Visas were granted to PBS Tier 1 Investor representing 4.22% of the total 206,315 visas issued under PBS Tier 1 and Pre-PBS Tier 1.

3,137 visas were issued under Tier 1 Investors to the Main Applicants with the following yearly break-up:

During 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 a total of 43, 153, 211, 331, and 470 visas, respectively, were granted to the Main Applicants of PBS Tier 1 Investor. A total of 565, 1,172, and 192 visas were issued to the Main Applicants of PBS Tier 1 Investor during 2013, 2014 and 2015, respectively.

5,575  visas were granted to the Dependants of the Tier 1 Investor migrants with the following yearly break-up:

During 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 a total of 95, 282, 372, 529, and 920 visas were issued to the dependants of PBS Tier 1 Investors. A total of 1,038, 1,823, and 516 visas were issued to the dependants of PBS Tier 1 Investors during 2013, 2014, and 2015, respectively.

Accordingly, during 2008-2015, a total of 8,712 visas (0.44% of the total 1.98 m work visas) were granted to Tier 1 Investors Main Applicants and their Dependants for entry clearance from outside the UK.

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84,163 Visas Granted to PBS Tier 1 General during 2005-15

A total of 84,163 Visas were granted to PBS Tier 1 General representing 40.79% of the total 206,315 visas issued under PBS Tier 1 and Pre-PBS Tier 1.

33,763 visas were granted under Tier 1 General to the Main Applicants from 2005-15 with the following yearly break-up:

During 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011, a total 7,774, 13,930, 10,127, and 1,894 visas, respectively, were granted to the Main Applicants of  PBS Tier 1 General. The route was discontinued in early 2011. Therefore, in the following years 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, only a very limited number of visas were granted i.e. 25, 5, 7, and 1, respectively.

A total of 50,400 visas had been issued to the Dependants of Tier 1 General with the following yearly break-up:

During 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 a total of 3,086, 10,377, 12,813, and 10,036 visas were issued to the Dependants of the Tier 1 General, respectively. Although, the number of visas granted to Dependants of Tier-1 General has reduced since 2012; however, these are still substantial i.e. a total of 5,921, 4,385, 2,644, and 1,138 visas were issued to the Dependants of PBS Tier 1 General during 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, respectively.

Therefore, a total of 84,163 visas (10.4% of the total 1.98 m work-related visas) had been issued for entry clearance (outside the UK) to Tier 1 General Main Applicants and to their Dependants during 2008-15.

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413 Visas Granted to PBS Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur

A total of 413 Visas were granted to PBS Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur representing 0.2% of the total 206,315 visas issued under PBS Tier 1 and Pre-PBS Tier 1.

317 visas were issued under Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur to the Main Applicants from 2013 onwards. In 2013, 2014 and 2015 a total of 13, 175, and 129 visas, respectively, were granted to the Main Applicants of PBS Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur. 

96 visas have been granted to the Dependants of PBS Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur.

Accordingly, during 2013-2015, a total of 413  visas (0.02% of the total work visas) were granted for entry clearance to Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneurs Main Applicants and their Dependants from outside the UK.

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37,020 Visas Granted to PBS Tier 1 Post Study Work

A total of 37,020 Visas were granted to PBS Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur representing 17.94% of the total 206,315 visas issued under PBS Tier 1 and Pre-PBS Tier 1.

21,226 visas were issued under Tier 1 Post-Study to the Main Applicants with the following yearly break-up:

During 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, a total of 758, 4,244, 5,360, 5,926, and 4,931 visas were granted to Main Applicants of PBS Tier 1 Post Study. Since the route was closed in 2012, therefore, only six (6) and one (1) visa was granted during 2013 and 2014, respectively, to the Main Applicants of the PBS Tier 1 Post Study.

15,794 visas were issued to the Dependants of Tier 1 Post-Study with the following yearly break-up:

In 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011  and 2012 a total of 229, 2,479, 3,244, 3,052, 3,899 visas, respectively, were granted to the Dependants of Tier 1 Post Study. A total of 2,517, 360, and 14 visas were granted to the Dependants of the PBS Tier 1 Post Study during 2013, 2014 and 2015, respectively.

Accordingly, during 2008-2015, a total of 37,020 visas (1.87% of the total 1.98 m work visas) had been issued for entry clearance to Tier 1 Post-Study Main Applicants and to their Dependants.

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476 Visas Granted to PBS Tier 1 Exceptional Talent

A total of 476 Visas were granted to PBS Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur representing 0.23% of the total 206,315 visas issued under PBS Tier 1 and Pre-PBS Tier 1.

338 visas were issued under Tier 1 Exceptional Talent to the Main Applicants with the following yearly break-up:

During 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 a total of 7, 59, 60, 91, and 121 visas, respectively, have been issued to the Main Applicants of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent.

138 visas were granted to the Dependants of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent migrants.

Accordingly, during 2011-2015, a total of 476 visas (0.03% of the total 1.98 m work visas) were issued for entry clearance to the Main Applicants under Tier 1 Exceptional Talent and to their Dependants.

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31 Visas Granted to PBS Tier 1 Other during 2005-15

So far, only a total of 31 visas were granted under Tier 1 Other. 8 visas to Tier 1 Other Main Applicants and 23 visas to their Dependents.

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2,185 Visas Granted under International Graduate Scheme

A total of 2,185 visas were granted under International Graduates Scheme during 2007-08 only to the Main Applicants. This represents 1.06% of the total 206,315 visas issued under PBS Tier 1 and Pre-PBS Tier 1 and 0.11% of the total 1.98 m work visas.

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60,814 Visas Granted to High-Value Other Permit Free Employment

A total of 60,814 visas were granted under Other Permit Free Employment – High Value. This represents 29.48% of the total 206,315 visas issued under PBS Tier 1 and Pre-PBS Tier 1 and 3.07% of the total 1.98 m work visas.

35,081  Main Applicants and 25,013 Dependants constituting 1.81% and 1.26%, respectively, of the total work visa granted- outside the UK- during 2005-15.

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