The Tier 1 General visa category was closed for extensions as of 6 April 2015 and therefore any application for extension of Tier 1 General visa must have been made to the Home Office on or before 5 April 2015.

ILR under Tier 1 General visa category is only possible before 6 April 2018 and it will no longer be possible to apply for ILR on or after 6 April 2018.

Those who are on Tier 1 General migrant visa and cannot apply for ILR as a Tier 1 General migrant can switch into other visa categories. You can switch from Tier 1 General Migrant visa to any of the following categories depending on meeting the relevant requirements of the category you wish to switch into:

  • Tier 1 Entrepreneur
  • Tier 1 Investor
  • Tier 2 General
  • Tier 2 Minister of Religion
  • Tier 2 Sportsperson
  • Application as PBS Dependant of another PBS Migrant
  • Spouse Visa as a spouse of a settled person
  • Civil Partner visa as a civil partner of a settled person
  • Unmarried Partner visa as an unmarried partner of a settled person
  • Same Sex Partner Visa as a Same Sex Partner of a settled person
  • Residence Card as Family Member of an EEA national exercising treaty rights in the UK
  • ILR under the 10 years long residence category if during the validity of your Tier 1 General leave you have completed 10 years long residence
  • Application for leave to remain as a parent of a child who is British Citizen
  • Application for leave to remain as a parent of a child who has lived in the UK continuously for 7 years
  • Application for leave to remain on the basis of private life

Should you wish to discuss any or all of the options listed above, you can call us on 020 8543 0999 and arrange an appointment for detailed immigration advice.

 

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