Tag: Tier 1 Visa

tier 1 visa applications guidance and requirementsUK PBS Tier 1 visa requirements and guidelines for exceptional/highly skilled migrants and graduates. And also for high net worth businesspersons, entrepreneurs and investors!

PBS Tier 1 for high skilled and high valued migrants

Apparently, the Home Office launched the UK PBS Tier 1 route for highly skilled migrants in March 2008. And since then the route has undergone a number of changes. Perhaps, the most significant is the closure of Tier 1 General and Post Study Work (PSW) sub-categories- a few years ago. And also the recent closure of Tier 1 entrepreneur and graduate entrepreneur for any fresh (new) application. Therefore, at present only the Tier 1 investor and exceptional talent visa routes are open for fresh applications.

Tier 1 visa for highly skilled workers (closed in Dec 2010)

Empirically, the Tier 1 general was the first PBS route, which the Home Office launched in March 2008 for highly skilled workers (HSW). Perhaps, the Tier 1 general was arguably the closest example of a ‘pure’ points-based system. Apparently, the Tier 1 general enabled HSW to come to the UK without a job offer. However, according to Home Office findings, a sizeable proportion of nearly 29% of Tier 1 general migrants worked in unskilled employment. Therefore, the government deemed that the route is not very effective for attracting HSW. And accordingly closed the route for fresh Tier 1 visa applications in Dec 2010.

Post-study work visa (closed in April 2012)

Perhaps, for similar reasons, the Home Office closed the Tier 1 post-study work (PSW) in April 2012. However, Home Office replaced the route by some new options for international graduates such as Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur, Tier 1 Exceptional Talent and Tier 4 General – Doctorate extension scheme.

Tier 1 visa for high net worth individuals

Perhaps, the PBS Tier 1 Investor is also commonly known as the UK Golden Visa. Apparently, the investor route is for high net worth individuals who wish to make a substantial financial investment in the UK. Accordingly, an applicant needs to have at least £2 million of own funds for investment in the UK.

Tier 1 visa for exceptional talent

Apparently, the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent route is for highly skilled individuals in the fields of humanities, science, arts, engineering, and digital technology. Perhaps, with the potential to enrich the UK’s knowledge, economy and cultural life.

Tier 1 visa for businesspersons (closed for entry clearance)

Apparently, the PBS Tier 1 Entrepreneur route is for migrants who wish to establish, join or take over one or more businesses in the UK. However, from March 29, 2019, the innovator visa under Appendix W has replaced the route.

Tier 1 visa for graduates (closed for entry clearance)

Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) is a route for UK graduates with a genuine and credible business idea. And also have the entrepreneurial skills to establish one or more businesses in the UK. However, in 2019, the startup visa under Appendix W has replaced the route.

Specialist immigration solicitors

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Administrative Review for UK visa: faqs, fees and processing time

Administrative Review for UK visa: faqs, fees and processing time

This guidance provides a general overview of the Administrative Review (AR) for UK visa and immigration refusal decisions. Accordingly, tries to answer faqs for successfully making an administrative review request for entry clearance and leave to remain applications. Moreover, also covers the AR relating to cancellation of leave to enter or remain at the border…

Innovator Visa UK 2019: guidance, requirements and faqs!

Innovator visa UK replaces Tier 1 Entrepreneur from 29 March 2019

This guidance explains the faqs relating to Innovator Visa UK 2019 requirements, endorsement and endorsing bodies. Apparently, from March 29, 2019, the UK innovator visa under Appendix W, has replaced the Tier 1 entrepreneur route for doing business in the UK. However, at times, it is erroneously referred to as t1 or tier 1 innovator…

Start-up visa UK 2019 guidance and requirements for new business

Start-up visa UK is for innovative, viable and scalable business

In terms of the statement of changes dated March 7, entry clearance and extension applications for start-up visa UK will commence from March 29, 2019. And has replaced the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur visa. Accordingly, start-up visa is for those migrants who are looking to establish a business in the UK for the first time. However, a…

UK Immigration Judicial Review: FAQs, procedure and success rate

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa ILR Judicial Review Success 2018

This guidance provides an overview of the FAQs, success rate, the procedure for challenging a UK visa entry clearance and leave to remain application refusal and ban decisions (such as tourist, family, business visitor visa, PBS Tier 1 entrepreneur, Tier 2 work, Tier 4 student etc.) through an immigration judicial review with no or limited…

UK immigration solicitors for challenging visa refusals and ban!

This guidance provides an overview of how best UK immigration specialist solicitors and lawyers can expertly help challenge all types of entry clearance, leave to remain and ILR visa refusal decisions and 1, 2, 5 and 10-years re-entry and deception ban. As a matter of fact, after the full implementation of the Immigration Act 2014 in…

Tier 1 Visa Statistics: Entry Clearance, Extensions & Settlement

Tier 1 Visa Statistics: Entry Clearance, Extensions & Settlement

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…

Maintenance funds PBS applicants: Appendix C Immigration Rules

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

This 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…

Re Entry Ban UK under paragraph 320(7b) of the immigration rules

Re-Entry Ban 320(7b) for a previous breach of UK immigration laws

An applicant usually gets re entry ban UK under paragraph 320(7b) of UK immigration laws for a previous breach. Perhaps, the previous breach could be due to overstaying, breaching a condition attached to the leave, illegal entry to the UK and using deception in an application. Accordingly, depending on the nature and severity of the previous…