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IMPORTANT NOTICE: THIS PRACTICE NOTE COVERS THE LAW WHICH APPLIED AS AT 5 APRIL 2015. TIER 1 (GENERAL) WAS CLOSED FOR EXTENSION APPLICATIONS FROM 6 APRIL 2015.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Applications for limited leave to remain in the UK as a Tier 1 (General) migrant have not been accepted by the Home Office since 6 April 2015 and applications for indefinite leave to remain as a Tier 1 (General) migrant will not be accepted on or after 6 April 2018. Advisers should make contact with their Tier 1 (General) clients to discuss the implications of the closure of the route and any options available to them. This Practice Note contains information on the points assessment that applies both in further leave and indefinite leave applications, as well as entry clearance and leave to remain applications made by dependants.
Tier 1 (General) is a points-based immigration sub-tier for highly-skilled individuals who intend to undertake employment or self-employment in the UK for which no sponsor is required. It was first introduced as the successor to the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP) on 27 November 2008.
Tier 1 (General) was closed for entry clearance applications from outside the UK on 23 December 2010. The sub-tier was closed to new applicants applying from within the UK on 6 April 2011, with the exception of individuals switching from
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