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We can help with your UK Tier 1 visa extension

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UK Immigration has become more difficult in recent years. Each change to the immigration rules brings in tougher immigration requirements. The government has also closed several categories of visa; The Tier 1 (General) visa which allowed high value migrants to live and work in the UK was closed to almost everyone from 5 April 2011.

While the Tier 1 (General) visa and several other Tier 1 visa categories have closed to new applicants, if you are already in the UK with a Tier 1 visa, you are in a fortunate position because you could well be able to extend your stay and we at can help you do it.

If you are currently in the UK in one of the following categories, we can help you apply for a Tier 1 (General) extension.

  • Tier 1 (General)
  • Highly Skilled Migrant (HSMP)
  • Writer, Composer or Artist
  • Self-employed lawyer
For your application to be successful, you will need to score 100 points on the Tier 1 (General) extension points-based test.

Tier 1 (General) points table

Academic qualifications30 – 50
Age5 - 20
Previous Earnings5 – 80
UK earnings5
English language ability10
Funds prior to arrival (maintenance)10

UK immigration rules are complex and frequently changed. Our expert advisors can help you navigate the system successfully and quickly. We are registered with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) and so we can often have your application processed within 24 hours.

In addition, if you are currently in the UK in one of the current Tier 1 visa sub-categories, we can help you apply for an extension to your visa for those too.

These are

  • Tier 1 (Investor)
  • Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)
  • Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)
  • Tier 1 (Post Study Work)
  • Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur)

Give us a call on 0344 991 9222 or email us at for a free consultation. is a specialist visa consultancy with nearly twenty-five years of experience dealing with visa applications. We are OISC registered. We can help with a wide range of visa applications to the UK or your country of choice. Please feel free to contact us for further details.