UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Consultant in Mumbai | Delhi | Gurgaon | Chandigarh | Vadodara | Bangalore

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UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Consultant in Mumbai | Delhi | Gurgaon | Chandigarh | Vadodara | Bangalore 2017-10-30T08:40:56+00:00

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Tier 1 Entrepreneur

Initial Entry Clearance as Tier 1 Entrepreneur

Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) of the points based system is for non-EEA migrants who want to invest in the UK by setting up or taking over, and being actively involved in the running of, a business or businesses in the UK. This application is points based system and requires the applicants to have access to at least £ 200,000 for investment in the UK (or £ 50,000 if you are applying as Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur).

The Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa is intended to bring in applicants who would be able to add value to the UK economy by bringing in capital and generating full time employment. As part of the enhanced screening process the Home Office has also introduced a ‘test of genuineness’ to ascertain if the applicant is a genuine entrepreneur.

As part of this evaluation the Home Office takes in to account various factors including (but not limited to):

  • Credibility of the investment funds
  • How viable and credible is the business plan
  • The extent of market research undertaken by the applicant
  • Relevant experience in the field
  • Immigration background of the applicant (both the applicants if forming an entrepreneurial team)

This visa category also allows the applicant to form an ‘entrepreneurial team’ with one other Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) applicant and share the same investment funds.

At SmartMove2UK our UK Immigration solicitors work with Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurial teams to advise them on the feasibility of applying for a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa to the UK.

You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from UK visa consultants in relation to UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa.

Switching to Tier 1 Entrepreneur

You can switch into Tier 1 Entrepreneur category from inside the UK if you have permission to stay in the UK under any one of the following categories:

  • a highly skilled migrant;
  • a Tier 1 (General) migrant;
  • a Tier 1 (Investor) migrant;
  • a Tier 1 (Post-Study Work) migrant;
  • a business person;
  • an innovator;
  • a student;
  • a student nurse;
  • a student re-sitting an examination;
  • a student writing up a thesis;
  • a work permit holder;
  • a postgraduate doctor or dentist;
  • a self-employed lawyer;
  • a writer, composer or artist;
  • an investor;
  • a participant in the International Graduates Scheme
  • (or its predecessor, the Science & Engineering
  • Graduate Scheme);
  • a participant in the Fresh Talent: Working in Scotland
  • Scheme;
  • a Tier 2 migrant;
  • a Tier 4 migrant; or
  • a Prospective Entrepreneur

Extension of Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa

If you are in the UK on a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa you can apply to extend your visa if you meet the eligibility requirements:

  • registered as a director or as self-employed no more than 6 months after the date you were given permission to stay in the UK under a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa
  • can prove you’ve been self-employed or working as a director of a business 3 months before you apply
  • created at least 2 full time jobs that have existed for at least 12 months

To qualify for an extension, the applicant must demonstrate that they have invested into 1 or more UK businesses either:

  • £200,000 in cash
  • £50,000 in cash if your initial application was based on having funds from an approved funding source


Extension for Tier 1 Entrepreneur application is done by post from within the UK and takes about 8 weeks for the application to be decided. Once you’ve applied you can stay in the UK until you’ve been given a decision, if you applied before your last visa expired.

Indefinite Leave to Remain as Tier 1 Entrepreneur

Applicants can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK as Tier 1 Entrepreneur from 6 April 2011, Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Migrants can apply under the provisions for accelerated settlement. This means that some applicants will be eligible to apply for indefinite leave to remain after 3 years’ continuous lawful leave in the UK. For applicants who do not meet the requirements for the accelerated route for settlement, the specified period of continuous leave for settlement is 5 years.

Dependents of Tier 1 Entrepreneur

A Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa will allow the main applicant to bring their dependants to the UK, this visa can also be extended in country and it is possible for the main applicant and their dependants to obtain settlement based on the same. You should include any dependants who are on your current visa on your application for extension – including children who have turned 18 during your stay.

If you would like to ascertain your eligibility for this category we would advise you to book an appointment with our Solicitors to discuss the merits of your case.

It’s best to seek professional advice before you proceed to save unnecessary loss of time and expense.

At SmartMove2UK our immigration solicitors have provided expertise to applicants seeking to apply for UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa.

You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from UK visa consultants in relation to UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa.

Our clients in UK or India can speak to any of our UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Consultant based in Mumbai | Delhi | Gurgaon | Chandigarh | Vadodara | Bangalore on +91 22 2850 9857 or +91 9819 127 002 and book your appointment with our Experts.

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