Tier 1 General Visa category allows highly skilled people to look for work or self-employment opportunities in the United Kingdom with a Sponsor.
This category is now closed to applicants who are outside the UK, and to immigrants who are already in the UK in other Immigration Categories.
You can no longer apply for or extend of Tier 1 general visas, however you family can still join you as your dependent.
You can apply for settlement once you have completed and been in the UK for 5 years on a Tier 1 general visa.
Applicants who are willing to apply for an extension under Tier 1 (General) Scheme must show that they are eligible for a minimum
threshold of 75 or 80 points relating age, qualification, previous earnings, UK experience. In addition to this, applicant must also
qualify for English Language Requirement and Maintenance.