Sunday, May 29, 2011

Tier 1 Visa Overview

Skilled migration plays an important role in the efforts of the United Kingdom to maintain its global competitiveness. As part of the UK immigration points system in Tier 1 (General) enables highly qualified individuals who are legally resident in the UK for a visa that allows them to remain in the UK without sponsorship received employer. Highly qualified people, including doctors , scientists, engineers, MBA and other education workers. if you can speak English, have at least equivalent earned a degree and can demonstrate that it is a relatively good income in the past, the Tier 1 (General) earned the appropriate system for you.

 The United Kingdom actively supports skilled migrants to immigrate to the country from 2002,  generally by the Tier 1  visas for highly skilled migrants. Tier 1 replaces the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP) 30 June 2008. However, a current cap is imposed on skilled immigrants, which affects animals, especially 1 (General). In April 2011 the British government will impose a permanent limitation on immigration, and replace qualified Tier 1 (general) with a visa of "exceptional talent" again. Meanwhile, the British government has stopped, applications for Tier 1 (General) applicants from outside the United Kingdom. At Level 1 (General) is replaced in April 2011, only applicants currently residing in the United Kingdom is in level 1 (General) apply.

For those who are true to Tier 1 (general) is very similar to the previous HSMP, except the notable exception of the deletion of the provision that the MBA, MBA in a list of specific universities allowed to claim an automatic 75 points. English language requirements are too stringent. You can use our Tier 1 General Highly Skilled Migrant Points Calculator to increase your chances to be granted a visa to Tier-1 to evaluate in this subcategory.

Qualifications Criteria

Bachelor's     Master's     PhD

30 points     35 points     50 points

Age Factor

The younger you are, the more points you can score. You can score a maximum amount of 20 points if you are under 30 years of age.

Age     Points

Under 30     20
30 to 34     10
35 to 39     5
40 or over     0
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