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.
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:
- Have invested in UK business.
- Are registered as a director or as self-employed.
- Are engaged in business activity.
- Have created new jobs.
- Have enough funds to support yourself in the United Kingdom.
- 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.