We recently received the wonderful news that a client (the Applicant) and his dependents (wife and daughter) had been granted Entry Clearance to the UK under the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa route. In our initial consultation, the Applicant informed us that he had acquired several qualifications attending universities in the USA and UK and had worked for numerous organisations in the financial sector all around the world. The Applicant now wanted to establish and set up a business in the UK. The Applicant also informed us that his wife and daughter would also be applying as his dependents.
The case for Entry Clearance as a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Migrant
The Applicant was an Indian national residing in Singapore with his wife and daughter holding Permanent Residence status. We were informed that the Applicant had graduated with multiple degrees from top universities in the USA and the UK and had worked for numerous multi-national organisations in the financial services sector. The Applicant had ample qualifications and experience in the financial service sector and informed us that he planned to set up a business in the UK. After speaking to our solicitors and barristers, the Applicant instructed us to prepare his Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa application together with his wife and daughter as his Tier 1 Dependents.
Eligibility Requirements for a Successful Entry Clearance Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Application
To submit a successful Entry Clearance Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa you must be meet the Home Office requirements. The Home Office requirements are a stringent set of rules with little flexibility. In our experience, it is crucial you seek legal advice before submitting a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa application (or any other application) as this will give an immigration expert an opportunity to review your case and inform you of your merits and demerits. To submit a successful Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa application, you must meet the following requirements:
- You must be looking to relocate to the UK to set up a business or take over an existing business;
- You must the satisfy the Genuine Entrepreneur Test demonstrating that you are genuinely seeking to set up a viable business or take over an existing business.;
- You must have access to at least £200,000 and the funds must be held for a consecutive 90 day period, in a regulated financial institution and disposable in the UK;
- You must be able to accommodate and maintain yourself and your dependents in the UK without recourse to public funds and/or employment; and
- You must meet the English Language requirement.
How we can assist to Submit a Successful Entry Clearance Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Application
Our solicitors and barristers successfully guided the Applicant through the application process and prepared outstanding legal representations which focussed on how the Applicant satisfied the Genuine Entrepreneur Test. Our solicitors and barristers conducted substantial reviews of the Applicant’s documents (including a full review of the business plan) to ensure that Applicant submits the correct documentary evidence in the correct format, which meets the Home Office’s requirements. Whilst we do not prepare business plans ourselves, we provide valuable advice and guidance to ensure that comprehensive business plans are used in support of the application to meet the Genuine Entrepreneur Test. Please note that we are not FCA regulated and cannot give financial advice, but we have strong affiliations with market leading FCA regulated companies that we can recommend to assist you with the preparation of Home Office immigration and visa compliant business plans. We also had to demonstrate that the Applicant had the means to support his wife and daughter in the UK.
Using Legal Representation to Submit a Successful Entry Clearance Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa Application
Our team of solicitors and barristers bear in mind the paramount duty of all legal representatives to act in your best interest whilst complying with the strict letter of the law. Our team of specialists can be distinguished from other law firms with our client-tailored approach and scrutiny of options available to you from the outset. We will be able to advise you in respect of the merits of your Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa application by providing you with advice from our leading team of solicitors before your matter even reaches the Home Office. We can assist you with the preparation of your visa application and ensure that you meet all the requirements of the relevant rules.
If you wish to consider your options, please call our Immigration Team so we can assess your matter and if necessary advise you of the next steps you should take in a consultation.
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.
If you need professional legal advice about submitting a successful UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa application, please contact us for a case assessment on 02071830570. You can also reach us via our contact form.