Highly Skilled Workers Tier 1 general
Unlike sponsored skilled workers, you do not need a job offer if you are applying as a highly skilled worker.
When you apply, you are awarded points based on your qualifications, your previous earnings, your UK experience, age, your English language skills and your maintenance (funds).
You can apply under Tier 1 (General) if:
you are already in the UK with permission to stay (known as 'leave to remain') in an immigration category that allows you to switch into Tier 1 (General);
you are already in the UK under Tier 1 (General) and you want to extend your permission to stay under this category; or
you are already in the UK under the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP), you want to extend your stay and you are eligible to switch into Tier 1 (General).
Please note that this category is now closed to new applicants.
Highly Skilled Worker - Quotes by Solicitors
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