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Tier 1 Immigration Barristers

There are currently five open categories for “high value migrants”

  • Tier 1 (Exceptional talent): for people who are internationally recognised as world leaders or potential world-leading talent in the fields of science and the arts, and who wish to work in the UK;
  • Tier 1 (Entrepreneur): for people who want to set up or take over, and be actively involved in running, a business or businesses here;
  • Tier 1 (Investor): for people who want make a substantial financial investment in the UK.
  • Tier 1 (General): to allow highly skilled people to look for work or self-employment opportunities in the UK.  This category is now closed to applicants outside the UK, and to migrants who are already here in most other immigration categories.
  • Tier 1 (Graduate entrepreneur):  allows non-European MBA and other graduates to extend their stay after graduation to establish one or more businesses in the UK.  It is also for overseas graduates who have been identified by UK Trade Investment (UKTI) as elite global graduate entrepreneurs who intend on establishing one or more businesses in the UK.

Tier 1 Immigration Advice - Direct Access Immigration Barristers

A number of related categories have now closed, which are listed below.   People who here under those categories who wish to extend their stay in the UK will need to apply to switch into one of the Tier 1 categories above:

  • Tier 1 (Post-study work)
  • Highly Skilled Migrant Programme
  • Business persons
  • Fresh Talent: Working in Scotland
  • Innovators
  • International Graduates Scheme
  • Investors
  • Writers, composers and artists

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