This stream of visa (under Tier 1) is for skilled or exceptionally talented people (or entrepreneurs and investors)
to apply to enter or stay in the UK without needing a job offer based on a points system.
General (Skilled Migration)
This type of visa applies to people already working the UK. It works on a points-based system for age, qualifications, previous earnings, UK experience, English language ability and maintenance funds.
The category is currently closed to people outside of the UK.
This type of visa is for people who are internationally recognised as world leaders or potential world-leading talent in the fields of science and the arts, and who wish to work in the UK.