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Tier General Guidance

Tier General Guidance

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 Tier 1 (Post-Study Work) Version 06/08 - Page 1 of 46
 Tier 1 (post-study work) Application Form - Section
 
 Addendum: The HSMP Forum Ltd Judgment of April 2008Before making an application on the Tier 1 (General) application form, migrants should consider whether they fall into one of the categories of migrant affected by the HSMP Forum Ltd Judgment of 8 April 2008.Categories of migrant affected by the HSMP Forum Ltd Judgment:Migrants who received a Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP) approval letter issued underthe requirements in place before 7 November 2006 and obtained entry clearance or an extensionof stay in the UK on the basis of that letter, may be affected by this judgment, provided they fallinto one of the groups listed below:
• Currently hold HSMP leave and have either applied for an extension of stay or will need to do
so in the future;
• Have been refused an extension of their stay under the HSMP arrangements that were
introduced on 5 December 2006, or under Tier 1 (General);
• Did not apply for an extension of their stay under the HSMP arrangements that were
introduced on 5 December 2006. The HSMP Forum Ltd Judgment found that migrants who had joined HSMP prior to the ruleschange of November/December 2006 have a legitimate expectation that the new extension testfor HSMP participants will not be applied to them.Migrants who consider themselves to fall into any of the groups listed above should read the
specic HSMP Forum Ltd Judgment guidance on the UK Border Agency website ( 
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/workingintheuk/tier1/hsmp/hsmpjudicialreview/),to ensure that they 
complete the application form relevant to their specic circumstances.
 Categories of migrant not affected by the HSMP Forum Ltd Judgment:Migrants who joined HSMP under the arrangements in place from 5 December 2006 are notaffected by this judgment .Enquiries about individual circumstances should be addressed to the Immigration Enquiry BureauPhone: 0870 606 7766Email:ukbapublicenquiries@ukba.gsi.gov.uk (9.00 to 16.45 Monday to Thursday, 9:00 to 16:30 Friday)
 
Tier 1 (General)of the Points Based System –Policy Guidance
 TIER 1(G
EnERal
)
01/10/09
This guidanceis to be usedfor applicationsmade on or after 1 October 2009
 
 Tier 1 (General) Policy Guidance page 3 of 44
Contents
Irduci...........................................................................................................5Gral Guidac fr Applica  h Pi Bad sm .......................6
Self-assessment .....................................................................................................................6Documents we require ...........................................................................................................6
Verication and other checks
..................................................................................................6Additional evidence for sponsored students ...........................................................................9Administrative review (entry clearance applications only) ......................................................9Appeal Rights (in-country applications) ..................................................................................9Date of application ..................................................................................................................9
tir 1 (Gral) ori f trm ad Cdii .......................................10tir 1 (Gral) - Pi scrig .......................................................................14
Points scoring requirements .................................................................................................14Transitional arrangements for applicants who may be affected by the Tier 1 (General) ruleschanges ...............................................................................................................................14
Aribu.............................................................................................................16
MBA Transitional arrangements ............................................................................................16Age .......................................................................................................................................16
Qualications
........................................................................................................................17Previous earnings .................................................................................................................20UK experience ......................................................................................................................27
eglih Laguag Ruirm ........................................................................31
English language assessment ..............................................................................................31
National of a majority English speaking country
...................................................................31English language test ...........................................................................................................32Degree taught in English ......................................................................................................33
Maiac (Fud)..........................................................................................35
Maintenance requirement – all applications .........................................................................35

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