Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Visa – This route is now closed to new Applicants and is replaced by the Start-up and Innovator visas under Appendix W.
Tier 1 (Exceptional) Talent Visa – This route is now closed to new Applicants and is replaced by the Global Talent visa under Appendix W.
Tier 1 (Investor) Visa – visa category for those wishing to invest £2 million or more in the UK.
Tier 2 (General) Visa – a visa category for non-EEA skilled workers who have received a job offer in the UK from a Tier 2 sponsor licence holder.
Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Visa – a visa category for non-EEA nationals who have been offered a role by their employer in the UK branch of the organisation.
Tier 2 (Sportsperson) Visa – a visa category for non-EEA nationals who are an elite sportsperson or qualified coach recognised by the sports governing body as being at the highest level of their profession.
Tier 4 Student Visa – a visa category for non-EEA students who have been offered a place on a course at an academic institution in the UK who has a sponsor licence.
Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) Government Authorised Exchange Visa – a visa for non-EEA nationals who want to come to the UK for a short amount of time for work experience or training. The visa is valid for 12 or 24 months depending on the length of the scheme they are applying for.
Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) Visa – a visa category for migrants from Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea and Taiwan who are aged 18 to 30 and from who want to experience life in the UK (including live and work) for up to 2 years.
Turkish Business Person Visa – a visa category under the Ankara Agreement is for Turkish nationals who want to come to the UK to start or new business or help run an established business.