Tier 1 General Extension criteria:
The points awarded for Age differ for those switching over from HSMP and for those extending an existing Tier 1(General) visa.
Extension Applications for current HSMP visa holders
Under 30 years of age 20 points
30 or 31 years of age 10 points
32 or 33 years of age 5 points
Extension Applications for current Tier 1 (General) visa holders
Under 31 years of age 20 points
31 or 32 years of age 10 points
33 or 34 years of age 5 points
IWP Note: The applicant would receive the same amount of points for age as per the initial application made
Previous earnings will be calculated from any consecutive 12 month period within the previous 15 months that you worked in the UK before applying for an extension. Exceptions to this rule exist if you were absent from work during this period due to maternity leave or adoption-related leave.
|In pounds per year||Points scored|
|£16,000 - £17,999||5|
|£18,000 - £19,999||10|
|£20,000 - £22,999||15|
|£23,000 - £25,999||20|
|£26,000 - £28,999||25|
|£29,000 - £31,999||30|
|£32,000 - £34,999||35|
|£35,000 - £39,999||40|
It will also be possible for you to claim 5 points for UK Experience, if you could not previously do so. However, you must be able to claim points for Previous Earnings and have 16,000 GBP of those earnings made in the UK during that period.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ABILITY
You are not required to prove English Language ability again when applying for an extension.
You must show 900GBP as the main applicant and a further 600GBP per dependant.
If you are unable to qualify for an extension to your highly skilled migrant visa, there are transitional arrangements in place to allow you to move to another Tier, such as Tier 2 for skilled workers also known as 'sponsored work permits'.
When transitioning to another Tier, time spent in the UK under Tier 1 general will qualify towards the time required to qualify for settlement under the target tier. IWP can also assist in premium settlement applications and naturalisation. Contact us for legal representation in your case.
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