The Tier 1 (General) category allows highly skilled people 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.
This category is now closed to applicants who are outside the UK, and to migrants who are already here in most other immigration categories.
Your total points score must be at least 95 points if you currently have permission to stay in the UK as:
If you are in any other eligible category, your total points score must be at least 100 points (unless you are covered by the HSMP Forum judicial review judgment).
Your total score must include 10 points for English language skills and 10 points for maintenance (funds).
The points available are as follows:
|Age||5 to 20|
|30 to 5030
|Previous Earnings||5 to 80|
|English Language Eligibility||10|
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