Tier 1 (General)
Where to apply
This page explains how and where you can submit your Tier 1 (General) application.
You can apply from inside the UK by post, by courier or in person at one of our public enquiry offices.
Applying by post or courier
You should send your completed application form, application fee and supporting documents to the address on the cover of the application form.
Your application must arrive during normal business hours (08:30 to 16:30, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays), or we cannot guarantee that we will receive it.
If you are sending applications for your family members (also known as 'dependants') at the same time as your own application, please send all the applications together in 1 envelope - if you do this, your family members will be eligible to pay a reduced application fee. If you send any family members' applications separately or later, they must each pay the full application fee.
Applying in person
For an higher application fee, you can make your application using our premium same-day service at one of our public enquiry offices.
You can find more information in the Applying in person section.
Tier 1 (General) - for applications made inside the UK
- Tier 1 (General) application form PDF 945KB opens in a new window
- Tier 1 (General) policy guidance PDF 496KB opens in a new window