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Welcome to Visas To - the world’s most trusted source of immigration advice. Our government-accredited experts will work with you to find your ideal Tier 1 visa while you relax knowing that your case is in the hands of the very best.
The Tier 1 category of UK visa is designed to attract the smartest, most talented workers and businesspeople to Britain. If that sounds like you then Visas To can help you apply for a visa quickly and easily. With offices all over the world – including the UK – we are the most reliable immigration service available.
Our UK immigration and relocation experts not only assist you with immigration law but can help with your entire relocation - from opening a bank account and looking for that perfect job to real estate and shipping. Take the FREE assessment below to start your immigration journey today.
Tier 1 of the Points Based System directly replaces the previous Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP UK) and like its predecessor, it is designed to facilitate the relocation of skilled migrants to the UK.
UK Tier 1 visas are designed to attract what the Home Office refer to as the 'brightest and best' of potential UK immigration candidates. Unlike tier 2 visas, which also apply to those moving to the UK for long-term business or employment purposes.
Tier 1 visas do not require an offer of employment to be in place. As a result, the requirements of the tier 1 assessment are consistent with selecting the most highly skilled applicants. Find out if you have the skills to qualify using the free assessment tool.
Under Tier 1 - Applicants may apply through one of the following categories:
This category of Tier 1 UK Visa is designed to attract talented and skilled individuals to the UK. Judged on a case-by-case basis, applicants must prove that they are recognised as world leaders in their field of expertise. Take the free assessment to find out if you meet these requirements. You may also like to visit UK Work Permit information.
You may want to find out more about this in our Tier 1 Exceptional talent page.
The General category applies to highly skilled candidates wishing to enter the UK in order to seek and undertake employment. The program is now discontinued, however existing UK Tier 1 Visa holders will still be permitted to renew or extend the visa. Applicants who previously qualified for Tier 1 are now eligible for Tier 2 Visas.
Applicants for the Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa will be investing in the UK economy by starting or assuming control of a business. Candidates must also be involved in the day-to-day running of the enterprise concerned.
The Investor stream of Tier 1 is aimed at individuals making a substantial investment in the UK.
Tier 1 of the PBS replaces eight immigration categories from the previous system and replaces them with four new subdivisions. With the exception of the Post-Study Work category, time spent in the UK will count towards the minimum residency requirement of five years for permanent settlement in the UK.
As with the previous HSMP, tier 1 visa applications for the UK will be assessed on a range of criteria. In sub-categories of tier 1, candidates will be assessed against a specific group of requirements. However, the following general requirements will apply to all streams:
Unlike the other tiers of the PBS, tier 1 visa applications do not need a sponsor to be in place. The tier 1 visa application will be a single process whether initiated from inside or outside the UK and applicants will need to submit a range of supporting documentation in order to substantiate their application. Candidates may apply for a tier 1 visa either to enter the UK, extend a stay, or switch whilst already in the UK.
Since tier 1 immigration is designed for skilled migrants immigrating to the UK for a long-term to permanent stay, a successful applicant may bring their dependants, including their spouse, civil partner, unmarried partner, and/or children with them. However, the main applicant must demonstrate their ability to support and maintain their dependents in the UK.
These dependents will be eligible work, however, if they wish to be in the UK in their own right i.e. rather than as a dependent, they will need to leave the UK in order to apply.
Our online assessment forms make it easy to get your application moving. Simply answer a few straight forward questions and a Visas To immigration consultant will contact you. Find out further information on our Tier 1 Visa - Exceptional Talent page.
July 15, 2015
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Hello to every one who is in VisasTo, infact I want to use this opportunity to thank VisasTo for how they have being manageing my case .”
More especially my case manage , Although I have not win my case yet but I know me and my family are on our way to Canada , but what suprise me with this VisasTo is the way my case manage talk to me , she talk to me like a mother,a sister and a brother ,that makes me to like talking to her every day and she makes things easy for me to understand ,once again thank you VisasTo for given her( miss Mo)such training and thank you for the way you are handling my case and I hope you will win my case in due time thanks and God bless you .
MY CASE CONSULTANT IS HELPING ME ALOT GIVING UPDATES IN EVERY WEEK I AM VERY HAPPY THAT HE IS APPLYING FOR ME AND HELPING ME ALOT.”
I found the services of my case worker to be very professional, courteous and helpful in all aspects of helping me sort out my immigration status. She also seemed like a very friendly and down to earth person which made it so much easier.”