Entrepreneur

  • 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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  • 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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  • How to apply for a UK Innovator Visa

    The UK launched its Innovator visa on 29 March 2019. It replaces the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa, and is different in a number of significant ways. The key points are as follows:

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  • How to apply for a UK Start-Up visa

    On 29 March 2019 the UK launched its Start-Up visa for early-stage but ‘high potential’ entrepreneurs who are starting a business in the UK for the first time. Key points are as follows:

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  • The new Innovator route

    The Innovator route is due to replace the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) route within the UK's new immigration system after Brexit. That much we know. But what will the requirements be?

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  • Who can provide investment for Tier 1 (Entrepreneurs)?

    In this post we look at the rules and guidance regarding third-party funding in Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) applications.

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