What is UK tier 1 visa (General)?

  • Tier1 visa is one of the easiest ways of entering and settling in U.K.
  • The best part is you don’t need a job or sponsor in UK!
  • Unlike a work permit, you are not tied to one employer and can move freely between jobs.
  • No lottery system! No consultants required! No interview!
  • You can apply anytime of the year.

Who can Apply and Get the UK Tier 1 Visa?
  • Anyone who can meet the minimum required criteria of 75 Points, gets the visa.. (Don’t worry... Getting 75 points is easier than you think!)
  • You are assured of an approval, if your documents are in place. (Rejection rate is next to Nil)

Do I Qualify?

The required number of points to qualify for a tier1 visa is 75. You can score points under any of these categories:

- Age
- Qualifications
- Earnings
- UK Experience
- Maintenence of funds

Please Note : Even if you score less or even zero in some sections, you can make it up in other sections. It is not mandatory that you have to score in all the sections.

All you have to do is try this online points calculator to find out if you qualify!

Tier1 Points Calulator

UK Tier1 Vs H1B

Posted by RK | 7:16 PM | 0 comments »

The U.S. has something it calls the “H-1B” visa. This visa allows “skilled” workers from abroad to come and work for U.S. corporations. Every year, companies are allowed to begin filing for these visas (of which there are only 65,000 issued a year) on April 1st.

Once approved, the H-1B employee is not allowed to work in the United States until October of that same year. Once the allotment is used up (on a first come, first served basis), any employee who did not receive a visa may not work inside the United States until October of the following year!

The UK Tier1 visa has several advantages over H-1B. Firstly, you can apply anytime during the year.

Tier1 do not require a specific job offer in the United Kingdom.

The program does not require an employer to obtain a permit for work for the individual.

Tier1 visa applications are submitted by the individual and candidates are therefore not tied to a single employer.