Point Based Visa
The different categories are called Tier’s and they are:
- Tier 1 Graduate Visa
- Tier 1 Investor Visa
- Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa
- Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer Visa
- Tier 1 Work Permit Visa
- Tier 4 Student Visa
- Tier 5 Visas
Wealthy foreign nationals who invest in the UK to start a business and are from outside the EEA and Switzerland can apply. If you have access to GBP50, 000 you can also qualify and meet all the requirements. You can set up a business. Be actively involved in a business or take over a business too in order to qualify.
You need to wait until three months before planned departure, for example if you want to travel on June 15, you apply on March 16 as it takes three weeks to get an outcome on your visa application.
The Graduate Entrepreneur Visa is issued to an individual who already has degree from his own country which is equivalent to a UK university or posses a UK Bachelors degree and higher. Applying for a regular Entrepreneur Visa the individual needs to prove their experience and how they can contribute to UK business world.
You can remain in the UK for three years and four months after which you can extend. You can apply for additional two years when remaining with the same visa type. If you change visa category, you could extend an additional three years and after that apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain.
Very wealthy individuals with a minimum amount of GBP 2,000,000 and more to invest in the UK can apply for the Tier 1 Investors Visa. You do not need a sponsor or have a job or have additional funds to support yourself.
Incredibly gifted individuals that stands out as leaders either as exceptional talent or exceptional promise as emerging leader who lives outside Switzerland and the EEA
Individuals meeting all requirements including living outside Switzerland and the EEA and has an employer who offered him or her a job at a UK branch of an existing company
When you live outside Switzerland and the EEA and were offered skilled work in the UK for a three-year period which can be extended. After a five-year period you can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain
Individuals can apply when they are internationally recognised or posses’ potential talent in fields like arts or science. Applicants need to have endorsement from recognised and competent bodies like Royal Academy of Engineering or the Arts Council
Living outside Switzerland or the EEA, can support yourself and pay the courses, meet the English language requirements and have already been offered a course at a UK institution
When applying you should have GBP1, 890 in your bank account