Tier 1 General Scheme for Highly Skilled Individuals
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Tier 1 (General) Points Calculator for Highly Skilled

‘Take me to Tier 1 General Points Calculator’
‘Click Here if you wish to have more details about the New Tier 1 General Scheme which came into effect from 06 April 2010’

UK Border Agency, Home Office, UK has announced the changes to Tier 1 (General) Scheme for Highly Skilled, which replaces the current Tier 1 (General) for Highly Skilled scheme from 06 April 2010. Tier 1 (General) was changed in 2009 when minimum educational requirements were changed to a Master's Degree equivalent to Master's degree from the UK. However, in December 2009, Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) recommended that the educational requirements be reduced to Bachelor's degree once again, Points for age be awarded till age 39 and Earnings criteria should be reviewed.

What is Tier 1 (General) Scheme for Highly Skilled?

Tier 1 (General) Scheme for Highly Skilled is an Immigration Scheme or Visa to attract Highly Skilled individuals to come to the UK and settle in the UK. As in old HSMP, Tier 1 (General) Scheme leads to Indefinite Leave To Remain (ILR) after 5 years continuous stay in the UK under Tier 1 (General) and such similar schemes.

Tier 1 (General) for Highly Skilled is a Points Based Scheme where you can qualify based on your score for your attributes such as Age, Education, Earnings and UK Experience. You have to score 75 points for your Attributes. You also have to score 10 compulsory points for English Language Proficiency and 10 points for availability of Maintenance Funds. In short, you must score 95 points to qualify under Tier 1 (General) for Highly Skilled.

Tier 1 (General) Points Calculator

We have, therefore created an online Tier 1 (General) Points Calculator where you can undertake self-assessment of your case and find out for yourself if you would qualify under New Tier 1 General Scheme implemented from 19 July 2010. It is likely that you may qualify now, while you may not have qualified under the old Tier 1 General scheme.

Welcome to Tier 1 General points calculator. Here you will be able to find out if you qualify for the Tier 1 General scheme for Highly Skilled individuals as announced by the United Kingdom Government. Please note that this calculator is developed to calculate your points based on the current Tier 1 General Scheme and will give your score based on your inputs. This calculator provides an initial self-assessment and the final success will depend upon the supporting documents submitted with the application.

Highlights of Tier 1 (General) Scheme for Highly Skilled:

  • Qualifying threshold is increased for all applicants to 100 points.
  • You have to score 80 points for Age, Education, Earnings and UK Experience
  • You have to score 10 points for English Language Proficiency.
  • You have to score 10 points for Maintenance Funds requirements
  • English Language proficiency of IELTS Band 6.5 compulsory.

Please Click Here to begin the self-assessment under Tier 1 (General) Scheme for Highly Skilled.

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