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The articles below provide important information about travel to United Kingdom. If you have any questions related to travel to United Kingdom, our team is here to help with online chat, phone & email support.

Tier Categories: Description

Tier Visa Categories 

Students
-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
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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).

 

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