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Tier 1 – Highly Skilled Visa

You can no longer apply for or extend Tier 1 (General) visas. Family members can still apply to join you in the UK.

You may be able to apply to settle once you’ve been in the UK for 5 years. You can apply to settle as a Tier 1 (General) worker.

From 6 April 2018 the Tier 1 (General) category will be closed to all settlement applications. You must apply by post or book and attend a premium service centre appointment by this date.

Family members

Your family members (‘dependants’) must apply to join or remain with you in the UK if they’re from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

A ‘dependant’ is either:

  • your husband, wife or partner
  • your child under 18
  • your child over 18 if they’re currently in the UK as a dependant

RAS provides expert advice on the right route to immigrate to the UK based on customer needs, skill sets, circumstances, chances of success which are based on immigration laws. And then prepares, submits and monitors visa application to get necessary approval. We can also help with employment, education and relocation solutions to help you make most out of your chosen UK option.

Please e-mail at or contact our office in London to learn how we can help you emigrate/immigrate to visit, study, work, settle or set up and grow your business in the UK and Europe. Apart from Corporate we provide services to skilled professionals, businessmen and students.



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