The United Kingdom’s 5 Tier Points-Based System is the main UK immigration route for migrants to come to the UK to work, to study, to train (or other economic activities). Hurlingham Law has experience in all of the below and much more:
This category is for ‘high value’ migrants from outside of the EEA. This covers individuals applying for start up visas, innovator visas, global talent and investment visas.
This category is for non EEA ‘skilled workers’ who have a job offer in the UK from a company with a skilled worker sponsorship licence. Hurlingham Law can also assist in obtaining a sponsorship licence if required. There will need to be a proven shortage in the employment being filled as well as a Resident Market Labour test being carried out.
This tier was initially introduced for ‘low skilled’ workers, however, it was never implemented.
This tier covers non EEA nationals looking to study at an educational establishment that meets the sponsorship requirements.
This category covers temporary working visas (formerly the working holiday maker). It is divided into 6 sub-tiers: Creative and Sporting, Religious workers, Charity workers, Government Authorised Exchange workers and the Youth Mobility Scheme (NB: Ministers of Religion should now apply under Tier 2)
In each of these tiers, there is a points based system in which the applicant needs to reach a minimum points threshold. to qualify The criteria varies depending on the type of tier applying for.
Hurlingham Law is on hand to help!