Tier 1 (General)
This scheme is now closed for new applications. It is still possible to extend existing Tier 1 (General) applications as long as you can demonstrate sufficient earnings needed to extend over the last twelve months prior to application.
Points are awarded in four different areas; Age, Education, Previous Earnings and UK experience.
Age at time of Original Application
|Under 29 years of age||20 points|
|30-34 years of age||10 points|
|35-39 years of age||5 points|
Evidence required: Passport – (For overseas applicants copy if the passport will verify the age for the purpose of compiling the application).
|Masters Degree||35 points|
|Bachelors Degree||30 points|
Evidence Required: Not required as used to obtain original approval
Claiming points for a single consecutive 12 month period from the 15 months prior to the application being made.
|£25,000 - 29,999||5 points|
|£30,000 – 34,999||15 points|
|£35,000 – 39,999||20 points|
|£40,000 – 49,999||25 points|
|£50,000 – 54,999||30 points|
|£55,000 – 64,999||35 points|
|£65,000 – 74,999||40 points|
|75,000 – 149,999||45 points|
|£150,000 or above||75 points|
Evidence Required: you will need to corroborate your earning through two independent forms of evidence (Normally 12 months pay slips and bank statements)
Either by obtaining your Degree or earning a salary in excess of £25,000 over the last 12 months in the United Kingdom - 5 Points.
Not required as documentation would have been provided with original application.
If you are applying from within the United Kingdom, the balance must show that you have had at least £800 in your account at all times over the last three-months prior to application. Dependants require an additional £533 to support each dependant as well as the funds needed for the main applicant.
Farley & Associates are experienced at assessing your ability to qualify and providing specialist advice and assistance with the management and processing of your in country application.
Advantages of the Scheme
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