Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Last Tier 1 (General) extensions by 2 April 2015 – plan now to benefit from the last ever extensions!

Tier 1 (General) extensions will stop after 5 April 2015, however, the real date is 2 April. This is because 4-5 April fall on a weekend and 3 April is a Good Friday, a bank holiday!

If you need one more extension please get in touch with us now, so you would make an application on time! There will be another inevitable rush for same-day service appointments in the last 2-3 weeks, so our advice is to plan in advance: we offer advice sessions now, over email or at our office (if over email we respond by the end of the next working day). Plus our advice session fee is counted towards our application fee.
 
Furthermore, last Indefinite Leave applications (ILR, permanent residency), which are based on the Tier 1 (General) route, will be in April 2018. Those who  can’t qualify for an ILR by then won’t be able to do it at all.
 
The only way after 5 April 2018 would be to switch to another category which leads to an ILR. Preferably, a category that can be combined with the time spent on Tier 1 (General). We could also advise this at an advice session and we advise to plan in advance, ie ‘now’.
 
For example, a popular suggestion of switching to a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa is not ideal because time spent on an Entrepreneur visa cannot be combined with the time spent on Tier 1 (General).
 
For an individual advice or to make an application please contact us: info@1st4immigration.com or visit www.1st4immigration.com

If you are an Immigration Adviser or a Solicitor please visit our immigration Training and CPD website: www.1st4immigration.com/training