Tier 1 Applications and Extensions

Tier 1 Applications and Extensions

  • Investors
    This route is designed for high net worth individuals making a substantial financial investment to the UK
  • Applicant must be 18 or over
  • Applicant has £2 million of their own, under their control, held in a regulated financial institution and disposable in the UK
  • Applicant has opened an account with a UK regulated bank for the purposes of investing £2 million in the UK
  • Applicant must produce a criminal record certificate
  • Applicant must not fall for refusal under the General Grounds
  • Exceptional Talent
    This route is designed for highly skilled individuals in the fields of science, humanities, engineering, the arts and digital technology who will enrich the UK’s knowledge economy and cultural life.
  • Applicant must be internationally recognised in their sector as a world-leading talent or have demonstrated exceptional promise and be considered likely to become a world leader
  • Applicant must be endorsed by a Home Office approved Designated Competent Body (DCB)
  • There are currently 5 DCBs: the Arts Council for arts, fashion and culture applications; The British Academy for humanities and social science applications; The Royal Society for natural science and medical research applications; The Royal Academy of Engineering for engineering applications; and Tech Nation for digital technology applications
  • Applicant must not fall for refusal under the General Grounds