Clarification of changes to Tier 1 points
On 28th June, the UK Border Agency announced that the pass mark for Tier 1 (General) will be increased from 95 points to 100 points from 19th July.
If you are in the UK in one of the following categories and are applying to extend your stay in Tier 1 (General), you will need to score 95 points:
- Tier 1 (General)
- Highly Skilled Migrant Programme
- Writers, Composers and Artists
- Self-Employed Lawyers
If you are in the UK in any other category, for example Tier 1 (Post-study work), then you will need to score 100 points when you apply to switch into Tier 1 (General).
If you are applying from outside the UK, you will need to score 100 points.