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Tier Visa Categories
-Student visitor (As a student visitor you may take a short course of study during your visit to the UK, providing you are attending an educational institution that is on the Tier 4 sponsor register, is accredited by a designated accreditation body or forms part of an overseas higher education institute. Under this category you will be regarded as a visitor and not a student and for this reason you cannot work or extend your stay).
-Tier 4 General students and Tier 4 child student (Applications made under Tier 4 of the points-based system give full student status rather than visitor status. Under Tier 4 you are entitled to work part-time, subject to certain restrictions, and extend your stay if necessary).
Points-based system self assessment calculator
-Tier 4 Adult students - Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)
-Tier 4 Child students - Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)
Work/ Employment/ Permit free workers
-Permit free workers
-Sole representative of an overseas company in the UK Representatives of overseas newspapers, news agencies and broadcasting organizations Overseas domestic workers in private households
Tier 1 (Highly skilled workers)
-Tier 1 Investor (For people making a substantial financial investment in the UK).
-Tier 1 Entrepreneur (For people investing in the UK by setting up or taking over, and -being actively involved in running 1 or more businesses in the UK).
-Tier 1 Post-study work (For people who were awarded an acceptable qualification from a UK institution within the last 12 months, and want to work in the UK for a limited period).
Tier 2 (Skilled workers)
-Tier 2 General skill worker (For people coming to the United Kingdom with a job offer to fill a gap that cannot be filled from within the resident labour force. This category is also for applicants coming to fill shortage occupations).
-Tier 2 Intra company transfer (For employees of multi-national companies who are being transferred by an overseas employer to a skilled job in a UK based branch of the company).
-Tier 2 Sportsperson (For elite sportspeople and coaches whose employment will make a significant contribution to the development of their sport at the highest level).
-Tier 2 Minister of religion (For those people coming to fill a vacancy as a Minister of religion, Missionary, or Member of a religious order).
Tier 5 - Youth mobility & temporary workers
-Tier 5 Creative and sporting (For people coming to the UK to work or perform as sportspeople, entertainers or creative artists for up to 12 months).
-Tier 5 Charity worker (For people coming to the UK to do voluntary, unpaid work for a charity).
-Tier 5 Religious worker (For people coming to the UK to work as religious workers. Duties may include preaching, pastoral and non-pastoral work).
-Tier 5 Government authorised exchange (Government authorised exchange for people coming to the UK through approved schemes that aim to share knowledge, experience and best practice).
-Tier 5 International agreement (Tier 5 Government authorised exchange for people coming to the UK under contract to provide a service that is covered under international law).
-Tier 5 Youth mobility scheme (For young people from participating countries who would like to experience life in the UK).
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
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