Tier 1 – Entrepreneur Visas

Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Visas

Start your business in the UK with the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Visa

A Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa was for people who wished to come to the UK to start a new business or take over and run a business. This category is now closed to new applications but current holders of Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Visa can still apply for extension and Indefinite Leave to Remain (settlement) under this category.  

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The UK government's changes to some aspect of the Immigration Rules announced on 7 March 2019 came into force on 29 March 2019.

The end of the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Visa and Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Visa categories were replaced by two new categories:

  • Start-Up Migrant Visa 
  • Innovator Visa 

More information will be shortly available on our website.

However, current holders of Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Visa can still apply for extension and Indefinite Leave to Remain (settlement) under this category.

To apply for an extension of your Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Visa, you will need to show that you:

  1. Have invested in UK business.
  2. Are registered as a director or as self-employed.
  3. Are engaged in business activity.
  4. Have created new jobs.
  5. Have enough funds to support yourself in the United Kingdom.
  6. Meet the English language requirement.

 

Home Office Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Fees
Outside the UK – £982
Inside the UK – £1,228

You can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the United Kingdom after completion of the relevant continuous residence period and once you meet all the necessary requirements.

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