This relates to Tier 1 Visa Statistics for entry clearance, extension and settlement grants from 2008 to 2017. Accordingly, the post covers the statistical success and refusal rates relating to Tier 1 Entrepreneur, Investor, Exceptional Talent, Graduate Entrepreneur. And also for the already closed pre-PBS and PBS routes such as Tier 1 General, Post Study Work.
Tier 1 Visa Statistics Entry Clearance Grants
According to the Official Statistics, during 2008-17 a total of 505,687 Tier 1 & pre-PBS equivalent Main Applicants were granted Entry Clearance (78,137), Extensions (355,615 including Leave to Remain) and Settlements (71,935). During the ten year period, most main applicants (17,427) were granted Tier 1 Entry Clearance Visas in 2008; whereas, the highest number of extension grants (66,508) were made in 2011. So far, the highest number of settlements (14,497 indefinite leave to remain) were granted in 2013. Since 2013 and especially from 2015 onward there has been a considerable reduction in the number of grants due to the closure of Tier 1 Post Study Work and Tier 1 General routes.
Table 1 provides the yearly details of the number of entry clearance, extension and settlement grants to the Tier 1 & Pre-PBS equivalent applicants during the ten year period from 2008 to 2017; whereas Table 2 provides category wise details of the grants.
|Table 1 – UK Immigration Statistics: Tier 1 & pre-PBS Equivalent Grants to the Main Applicants from 2008-17|
Tier 1 & Pre-PBS Equivalent Sub-Categories
As indicated in Table 2, the highest number of entry clearances (33,766) and settlements (69,924) were granted to Tier 1 General main applicants; whereas the highest number of extensions (167,766) were granted to Post Study Work main applicants. Both these Tier 1 routes have been closed; however, along with another long closed route viz. International Graduates Scheme accounts for more than 90% of the entry clearance, leave to remain and settlement applications under the Tier 1 route during the past decade.
|Table 2 – UK Immigration Statistics: Tier 1 & pre-PBS Equivalent Grants by Category to the Main Applicants from 2008-17|
|Tier 1 – General (Closed)||33,766||143,229||69,924||246,919|
|Tier 1 – Investors||3,704||2,874||1,169||7,747|
|Tier 1 – Entrepreneurs||6,413||12,047||819||19,279|
|Tier 1 – Graduate entrepreneurs||711||1,657||–||2,368|
|Tier 1 – Post Study (Closed)||21,227||167,766||23||189,016|
|Tier 1 – Exceptional Talent||1,049||265||–||1,314|
|Tier 1 – Other||8||9||–||17|
|International Graduates Scheme (Closed)||1,484||16,185||–||17,669|
|Other permit free employment – High value||9,775||7,355||–||17,130|
Tier 1 Visa Statistics Extension Grants
During the last ten years i.e. from 2008 to 2017, a total of 590,055 decisions have been made on extension (including leave to remain to remain: switching) applications made by the main applicants and their dependant family member under the Tier 1 route from inside the UK. During the period, 518,514 extensions granted and the Tier 1 Extension Refusal Rate is 12.12% as 71,541 extension applications have been refused.
|Tier 1 Visa Statistics Extension Refusal Rate 2008-17|
Main Applicants: Tier 1 Visa Extension Statistics 2008-17
During 2008-17, a total of 406,762 extensions and leave to remain decisions made under HS Tier 1 migrant route relating to the Main Applicants. And also, 355,615 extensions granted and 51,147 main applicants refused under the Tier 1 route. Moreover, 10 years average Tier 2 extension refusal rate is 12.57%.
Main Applicants: Tier 1 Extension Statistics 2008-17
Dependant Applicants: Tier 1 Visa Extension Statistics 2008-17
During 2008-17, a total of 183,293 extensions and leave to remain decisions made under Tier 1 visa migrant route relating to the Dependants Applicants i.e. spouse/civil partner and children under 18 years of age. And also, 162,899 extensions granted and 20,394 dependants applicants refused under the Tier 1 Investor. Moreover, 10 years average Tier 2 extension refusal rate is 11.13%.
Tier 1 Visa Extensions: Dependants Statistics 2008-17
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