Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Top Tips

The Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa is a route under the Points-Based System, which allows high net worth individuals to come to the UK in order to set up a business or take over an existing business in the UK.  The Home Office requirements for a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa can be stringent, with little room for flexibility. Therefore it is important that Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa applications are prepared as strongly as possible to ensure it has the greatest chance of success. In order to submit a successful Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa application, contact our specialist business immigration team and follow our Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Top Tips. 

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Top Tips

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Applicants must ensure they meet the Home Office requirements, in order for their Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa application to be successful. The Home Office requirements are a stringent set of rules with little flexibility. Please note the common criteria for a successful Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa application:

  • funds must be held in regulated financial institutions;
  • funds must be freely accessible to you to invest into the UK;
  • the Applicant must be at least 16 years old;
  • the Applicant must satisfy the English Language Requirement (Individuals who are a national of a majority English speaking country or if you hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or PhD that is taught in English and is equivalent to UK qualifications may be exempt from meeting this requirement);
  • Applicants must demonstrate that you have sufficient funds to maintain and support themselves whilst in the UK;
  • Applicants must satisfy the ‘Genuine Entrepreneur Test’; and
  • Applicants must not fall under the general grounds for refusal in accordance with Immigration Rules.

As part of the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa application, Applicants are always expected to submit an extensive business plan with the application, to demonstrate that they have a genuine and credible business idea.

Switching to a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa using our Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Top Tips

Applicants may switch into a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa if they have valid immigration status in the UK and ensure an application to switch is made in accordance with the UK Immigration Rules and Home Office Policy Guidance. Applicants in the UK under the following Points Based System categories such as Tier 1 Investors, Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneurs, Tier 2 General Workers and Tier 4 Students may be eligible to apply to switch into a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa.

Accelerated Settlement under the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Route using our Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Top Tips

Tier 1 Entrepreneurs who have invested in the UK may be eligible to apply for settlement status or Indefinite Leave to Remain (“ILR”) in the UK after 5 years of continuous leave in the UK. However, there is an option for accelerated settlement for Tier 1 Entrepreneurs who wish to settle after 3 years, subject to meeting the requirements. For example, a Tier 1 Entrepreneur may apply for accelerated settlement if they have created the equivalent of 10 new full-time jobs for persons settled in the UK or have taken over a business and have resulted in a net increase of employment provided by the business for persons settled in the UK creating the equivalent of 10 new full-time jobs.

Using Legal Representation to submit a successful Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa application using our Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Top Tips

Legal representatives, such as our specialist immigration and visa law firm, are qualified to advise you on immigration law and your immigration matter. You can instruct one of our immigration and visa legal representatives to successfully assist you with an application to apply for a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa. Our solicitors and Barristers will help you comply with the Home Office’s requirements and meet the Immigration Rules.

Caseworkers at the Home Office are trained to reject applications which are improperly prepared, for example by failing to provide the correct supporting evidence. In order to ensure your Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa application succeeds, our solicitors and barristers will ensure all specified documents must be provided.

The UK Immigration Rules are complex and a legal representative can help ensure that your application meets the Immigration Rules.

Successfully submit a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa application using our Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Top Tips

Our team of solicitors and barristers are specialist immigration lawyers who act in your best interest. We offer a client-tailored approach from the outset. From the very first meeting, we will be able to advise you in respect of your prospects of submitting a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa application before your application even reaches the Home Office UK Visa & Immigration department. We can assist you with the preparation and submission of a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa application and ensure that you meet all the requirements of the relevant rules.

We are based in the legal epicentre of London, just across the road from the Royal Courts of Justice in order to ensure we get the best results for our clients.  We are minutes away from the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal, the Royal Courts of Justice and other central London courts.

Preparation is the key to successful immigration applications. Our UK immigration and visa solicitors are here to guide you through the complex immigration rules and requirements. If you wish to meet one of our lawyers, please call our Immigration Team so we can assess your case and arrange your legal consultation to discuss a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa application.

Contact our London immigration solicitors on 02071830570 or complete our contact form.

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