Application to extend stay in the UK: form Tier 1 (General)

Form to apply to extend stay in the UK under Tier 1 (General) and get a biometric residence permit.

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This application route closed on 6 April 2015 and the form has been archived.


Application for an initial grant of leave (switching) or an extension of leave and biometric residence permit under Tier 1 (General) - main applicant

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This application route closed on 6 April 2015. The guidance remains available for applicants who hold existing leave in the route and who wish to apply for indefinite leave to remain before the closure to Tier 1 (General) applicants on 6 April 2018.

Use ‘Form Tier 1 (General)’ to apply to extend your stay (also known as a ‘grant of leave to remain’) and get a biometric residence permit.

This form is for people who are in the UK and want to extend their stay under Tier 1 (General) or switch to Tier 1 (General) from these categories:

  • highly skilled migrant
  • writer, composer or artist
  • self-employed lawyer

Read the policy guidance before you apply.

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Published 1 October 2013
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