Statement of Intent


From April 2012, applicants for Tier 1 Entrepreneurs and Graduate Entrepreneurs, and legacy Tier 1 (General) cases will be required to show: £3,100 for entry clearance applications and £900 for leave to remain applications

As at present, Tier 1 (Investor) and Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) migrants and their dependants will be exempt from the maintenance requirement.

Tier 2 and Tier 5 migrants will be required to show funds of £900.  As at present, if they have an A-rated Sponsor, the Sponsor may certify maintenance for them.Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 5 dependants will be required

to show:  £1,800 for dependants of migrants who have been in the UK for less than 12 months £600 for all other dependant

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