Maintenance Funds Requirement for UK Tier 1, 2, 4, 5 Visa

Appendix C Immigration Rules: Maintenance Funds Tier 1, 2, 4, 5This relates to maintenance funds requirements for Points Based System Tier 1 HS Migrants, Tier 2 Work, Tier 4 Student and Tier 5 Temporary Workers as per  Appendix C of the Immigration Rules.

Maintenance Funds Requirement for Points Based System

Apparently, apart from Tier 1 Investor and Exceptional Talent, all other types of PBS applicants require to have maintenance funds to cover the cost of living in the UK. Moreover, the maintenance funds requirement is different for the various sub-categories of PBS applicants.

Point-Based System PBS: Maintenance Funds 10 Points
Category Level of Funds
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) £3,310 for Entry Clearance

£945 for Leave to Remain

Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) £1,890 for Entry Clearance

£945 for Leave to Remain

Tier 2 Migrants £945
Tier 5 (Youth Mobility) Temporary Migrants £1,890
Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) Migrants £945
Tier 4 (General) Students £1,265 for each month if studying in London

£1,015 for each month if studying outside London

Tier 4 (Child) Student Foster Carer or Relative has funds equivalent to at least £570 per month

£1,560 per month for child and parent

£625 per month for each additional child

Tier 4 (Child) Student 16 or 17 years age- living independently and studying at a non-residential Independent School £1,265 for each month if studying in London

£1,015 for each month if studying outside London

Maintenance Funds Tier 1 Entrepreneur & Graduate Entrepreneur

In terms of paragraphs 1-3 of Appendix C, Tier 1 Migrants require to score 10 Points for maintenance funds for entry clearance, leave to remain and extension applications. Accordingly, the maintenance funds requirement for Tier 1 entrepreneur is £3,310 for entry clearance application. However, maintenance funds requirement for tier 1 entrepreneur extension and leave to remain applications is £945 for the main applicants.

Tier 1 Entrepreneur and Graduate Entrepreneur Maintenance Funds Required for Entry Clearance Applications
Category Level of Funds Points
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) £3,310 10
Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) £1,890 20

Tier 1 Maintenance Funds for Leave to Remain Applications

Tier 1 Entrepreneur and Graduate Entrepreneur Maintenance Funds Required for Leave to Remain Applications
Category Level of Funds Points
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) £945 10
Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) £945 10

Tier 2 Maintenance Funds Requirement £945

Tier 2 Migrants such as Tier 1 General, Sportsperson, Minister of Religion, Intra Company Transfers (ICT) requires to have £945 for maintenance funds, which are covered in paragraphs 4 to 5 of Appendix C to score 10 Points.

Tier 2 Migrants Maintenance Funds Requirements for Entry Clearance Applications
Category Level of Funds Points
Tier 2 Migrants £945 10

Maintenance Funds Requirement for Tier 5

Tier 5 (Youth Mobility) Temporary Migrants requires £1,890 to score 10 Points for maintenance funds, which are covered in paragraphs 6 to 7 of Appendix C.

Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) Migrants requires £945 to score 10 Points for maintenance funds, which are covered in paragraphs 8 to 9 of Appendix C.

Tier 5 (Youth Mobility) Maintenance Funds

Tier 5 (Youth Mobility) Temporary Migrants Maintenance Funds Requirements for Entry Clearance Applications
Category Level of Funds Points
Tier 5 (Youth Mobility) Temporary Migrants £1,890 10

Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) Maintenance Funds

Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) Migrants Maintenance Funds Requirements for Entry Clearance and Leave to Remain Applications
Criterion Points Awarded
Meets one of the following criteria:
Has £945; or
The Sponsor is an A rated Sponsor and has certified on the Certificate of Sponsorship that, should it become necessary, it will maintain and accommodate the migrant up to the end of the first month of his employment. The Sponsor may limit the amount of the undertaking but any limit must be at least £945. Points will only be awarded if the applicant provides a valid Certificate of Sponsorship reference number with his application.
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Maintenance Funds Requirement for Tier 4 Student Visa

Tier 4 (General) Students require to score 10 Points for maintenance funds, which are covered in paragraphs 10 to 11 of Appendix C; whereas, Notes to Tier 4 maintenance funds are elucidated in paragraphs 12 to 13D. The maintenance funds requirement for Tier 4 student for studying in London is £1,265 for a maximum of 9 months per year. However, the maintenance funds requirement for studying outside London is £1,015.

Tier 4 (General) Student Maintenance Funds Requirements for Entry Clearance and Leave to Remain Applications
Criterion Points Awarded
If studying in London:
(i) Where the applicant is (or will be) studying at a residential Independent School: sufficient funds are available to the applicant to pay boarding fees (being course fees plus board/lodging fees) for an academic year. 10
(ii) Where the applicant is applying for leave to remain as a postgraduate doctor or dentist on a recognised Foundation Programme or as a Student Union Sabbatical Officer: funds of £1,265 are available to the applicant for each month remaining of the course up to a maximum of two months. 10
(iii) Where the applicant is applying for leave to remain on the doctorate extension scheme: two months of funds, a total of £2,530, are available to the applicant. 10
(iv) In all other circumstances: sufficient funds are available to the applicant to pay the full course fees for an academic year, or for the entire course if it is less than a year, plus £1,265 for each month of the course up to a maximum of nine months. 10
If studying outside London:
(v) Where the applicant is (or will be) studying at a residential Independent School: sufficient funds are available to the applicant to pay boarding fees (being course fees plus board/lodging fees) for an academic year. 10
(vi) Where the applicant is applying for leave to remain as a postgraduate doctor or dentist on a recognised Foundation Programme or as a Student Union Sabbatical Officer: funds of £1,015 are available to the applicant for each month remaining of the course, up to a maximum of two months. 10
(vii) Where the applicant is applying for leave to remain on the doctorate extension scheme: two months of funds, a total of £2,030, are available to the applicant. 10
(viii) In all other circumstances: sufficient funds are available to the applicant to pay the full course fees for an academic year, or for the entire course if it is less than a year, plus £1,015 for each month of the course up to a maximum of nine months. 10

Tier 4 Child Students Maintenance Funds Requirement

Tier 4 (Child) Students require to score 10 Points for maintenance funds, which are covered in paragraphs 15 to 16 of Appendix C; whereas, Notes to Tier 4 maintenance funds are elucidated in paragraphs 17 to 21C.  

  • Foster Carer or Relative has funds equivalent to at least £570 per month
  • £1,560 per month for child and parent
  • £625 per month for each additional child

Tier 4 (Child) Student 16 or 17 years age- living independently and studying at a non-residential Independent School needs to have £1,265 for each month if studying in London. However, £1,015 for each month if studying outside London

Tier 4 (Child) Student Maintenance Funds Requirements
Criterion Points Awarded
(i) Where the child is (or will be) studying at a residential Independent School: sufficient funds are available to the applicant to pay boarding fees (being course fees plus board/lodging fees) for an academic year.

(ii) Where the child is (or will be) studying at a non-residential Independent School and is in a private foster care arrangement (see notes below) or staying with and cared for by a close relative (see notes below):

(a) sufficient funds are available to the applicant to pay school fees for an academic year;

(b) the foster carer or relative (who must meet the requirements specified in paragraph 19 of this Appendix) has undertaken to maintain and accommodate the child for the duration of the course; and

(c) the foster carer or relative has funds equivalent to at least £570 per month, for up to a maximum of nine months, to support the child whilst in the United Kingdom.

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(iii) Where the child is (or will be) studying at a non-residential Independent School, and is (or will be) accompanied by a parent who is on the Parent of a Tier 4 (Child) Student route, sufficient funds are available to the applicant to pay school fees for an academic year, plus:

(a) if no other children are accompanying the applicant and the parent, £1,560 per month of stay up to a maximum of nine months; or

(b) if other children are accompanying the applicant and the parent, £1,560 per month, plus £625 per month for each additional child, up to a maximum of nine months.

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(iv) Where the child is aged 16 or 17 years old and is living independently and studying at a non-residential Independent School in London: sufficient funds are available to the applicant to pay the full course fees for an academic year, or for the entire course if it is less than a year, plus £1,265 for each month of the course up to a maximum of nine months. 10
(v) Where the child is aged 16 or 17 years old, is living independently and studying at a non-residential Independent School outside London: sufficient funds are available to the applicant to pay the full course fees for an academic year, or for the entire course if it is less than a year, plus £1,015 for each month of the course up to a maximum of nine months. 10

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