Tier 1 (General)


The Tier 1 (General) category enables highly skilled individuals to look for work or self-employment opportunities in the UK.  Tier 1 (General) migrants can seek employment in the UK without a sponsor and can take up self-employment and business opportunities here.

However, this category is now closed to applicants who are outside the UK and to migrants who are already here in other immigration categories.

You do not need to apply under the points-based system if you are an EEA or Swiss national; a British overseas territories citizen, unless you are from one of the sovereign base areas in Cyprus; a Commonwealth citizen with permission to enter or stay in the UK due to the fact that at least one of your grandparents was born in the UK; or you have no conditions or time limit attached to your current stay.


To find out what your options are to work in the UK, contact us today for a free initial assessment via telephone or if you prefer, why not email or even Skype us!