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Tier 1 Entrepreneur — Visa to Establish a Business in the UK
This category is for migrants wishing to establish, join or take-over one or more businesses in the United Kingdom. For the purposes of this category, a business means a sole trader, partnership or company registered in the United Kingdom.
Entry Clearance is not mandatory as individuals can switch into this category from within the UK, depending on which existing category an applicant falls into.
Following recent Government announcements allowing accelerated route to settlement in this category, contact us to see whether you are eligible to apply.
Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur)
This is a new category. It is comprised of those wishing to develop a business idea immediately upon graduating, and who have been identified by UK universities as having developed world-class innovative or entrepreneurial skills, but who are not at the time of their graduation (and, presumably at the time of the expiry of their leave to remain as a Tier 4 (General Student ) in a position to meet the full requirements of the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) route.
Graduates from outside the European Area who have studied in UK educational institutions and who have been identified by their college as having ”world class innovative ideas” are entitled to switch from Tier 4 into Tier 1.
Tier 1 Investor — Get a Visa to Make Investments in the UK
This category is for migrants wishing to make substantial investments in the United Kingdom. If successful the applicant will be granted Entry Clearance for an initial period of 3 years.
An applicant can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in this category after a period of 5 years.
However, following recent Government announcements allowing accelerated route to settlement in this category, contact us to see whether you are eligible to apply.
Visa Administrative Review
We can help clients on Visa Administrative Reviews.
You’ll be told in your application refusal letter if you can ask for the decision on your visa application to be reviewed. This is known as an ‘administrative review’.
You can only ask for an administrative review if all of the following apply:
- you’re outside the UK
- you applied outside the UK
- your application was refused on or after 6 April 2015
- you don’t have a right of appeal against the refusal
- you didn’t make an application as a visitor or a short term student
Tier 2 – General — How to Get a Work Permit As a Skilled Worker in the UK
Tier 2 (General) is generally equivalent to the previous work permit scheme i.e. skilled workers with a job offer. Under the recently introduced five tier managed migration plan an applicant must achieve a certain number of points but must have a job offer from a UK employer and a certificate of sponsorship.
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)
For “exceptionally talented individuals in the fields of science, humanities, engineering and the arts”.