Overseas applications for Tier 1 (General) to close 22nd December 2010.

Damian Green, the Immigration Minister has announced his decision to close the Tier 1 (General) scheme to all applications made from outside of the UK from 00:01 23rd December 2010. The final date on which these applications could be successfully submitted is Wednesday 22nd December 2010.

Applications from within the UK will continue to be accepted for processing by the UK Border Agency until 5th April 2011.

The minister, in his announcement, stated that the Tier 1 (General) category has been closed due to the “volume of applications that have been received since [the temporary cap was introduced on] 19th July 2010.”

UK Work Permits is always happy to give free initial advice regarding the viability of visa applications, including for Tier 1 (General) applications made within the UK. If you would like to make an application or have any further queries, please contact us.