Category Archives: Working in the UK

How to Work in the UK

There are many different paths to work in the UK as foreign national. In some cases you may not even need a visa to work in the UK — if you are from a country in the EU or have UK ancestry. Today’s blog will focus on one particular work visa category – High Value Migrants.

High Value Migrants

The High Value Migrant category is a visa category for UK settlement, also known as permanent residency. It is for individuals who possess a skill or wish to make a monetary investment in the UK. Eligibility in this category is through a points-based system, meaning your eligibility is determined through a number of factors each delivering you a certain value of points and your total must be high enough for you to be awarded a visa. The High Value Migrant category is broken into four sections:

  • Tier 1 (Exceptional talent): For people with exceptional talent in science or the arts.
  • Tier 1 (Entrepreneur): For people who want to start or become involved in a UK business.
  • Tier 1 (Investor): For people who want to invest in the UK.
  • Tier 1 (General): For highly skilled workers. This category, however, is now closed.
  • Tier 1 (Graduate entrepreneur): For people who want to work in the UK after completing graduate studies in the UK.

Do I need a visa?

You do not need a visa if:

  • You are an EEA national;
  • You are a British overseas citizen;
  • You are a Commonwealth citizen with permission to enter or stay; or
  • There are no conditions on your stay.