Insight

  • Do you need a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence?

    In this series we will look at the process companies need to go through if they want to recruit a foreign national from overseas.

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  • How to extend your Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa: business activity

    In order for a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) to extend their visa in the UK, they need to meet three broad requirements

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  • How to extend your Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa: job creation

    Since 2010, Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) extension applications have had an average refusal rate of almost 50%, almost certainly due to complex documentary requirements relating to investment, job creation and business activity. Here we look at job creation.

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  • How to extend your Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa: investment

    In order for a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) to extend their visa in the UK, they need to meet three broad requirements

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  • Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) services

    Applying for a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) extension or switching into the route

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  • Evidencing 'genuine and subsisting' relationships

    This post is for individuals making UK visa applications based on a relationship with a partner. It gives guidance and ideas as to what evidence might be collected to meet the 'genuine and subsisting relationship' requirement.

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  • Tier 1 (Entrepreneurs): working 9-5?

    Tier 1 (Entrepreneurs) must ‘genuinely operate their business’. But what does that look like in terms of time commitment?

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  • What is a UK ‘bank’?

    When Tier 1 (Entrepreneurs) apply to extend their visas, they are required to provide as a part of their application confirmation that their business has a UK bank account (Appendix A, 39(c)(iii)).

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  • Payroll and the job creation requirement

    In R (Khajuria) v SSHD [2019] EWHC 1226, an Indian entrepreneur had created the jobs necessary to extend her visa but her application was refused because she was unable to provide payroll information in the exact form required.

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  • Methods of investment: important guidance for entrepreneurs

    One of the requirements for Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) migrants extending their visas in the UK is to show they have invested £200,000 that they previously showed was available for investment in their initial applications.

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  • Sorry, not sorry: the Windrush compensation scheme

    Last week the Home Office announced the establishment of its compensation scheme for those affected by the Windrush scandal (the Scheme).

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  • How to apply to the Windrush compensation scheme

    Almost a year after it first broke, the Home Office has opened a compensation scheme for those affected by the Windrush scandal (the Scheme). It expects to pay out up to £310 million to victims.

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