Tier 1 (General) of the UK's new points based system. Tier 1 (General) uses very similar criteria to the HSMP. As part of the UK's five-tier points based immigration system, Tier 1 (General) allows highly skilled individuals who score the requisite points to immigrate to the UK without any kind of sponsorship from an employer.
To make a successful application, individuals need to provide evidence that they score 75 points or more in the six areas below and demonstrate that they will be able to continue their chosen career in the UK.
UK expreience (Not Mandatory)
6.5 bands in IELTS
Maintenance Funds Requirements Mandatory
The younger you are, the more points you can score. You can score a maximum amount of 20 points if you are under 28 years of age. However, maximum age requirement is under 32 years
Educational qualifications (including MBA Provision)
UK degree level or professional level qualification
Earnings must be made up of 12 consecutive months and must fall within the 15 months before your application is made.
UK work experience
Previous Earnings or Qualifications gained in the UK.
English language requirement is mandatory to ensure that applicants are aware of the level of proficiency necessary to support a successful application. Applicants will required a minimum score of 6.5 bands in IELTS.
Maintenance Funds Requirement
You will be required to score ten points by proving that you can support yourself and any dependants.