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Tier 1 Visa


Below are the various UK Tier 1 Visa categories for a person to seek permission to stay in the UK:


Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa UK


The Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa category is for migrants who wish to join, establish or takeover one or more businesses in the United Kingdom. You must have access to at least £50,000 investment funds (if you’re in the UK on a Tier 1 (Post-study worker) visa or as a student) or at least £200,000   to apply for a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa. Your funds must be held in one or more regulated financial institutions and it must be free to spend on business in UK.


You can apply under the entrepreneur category if you are:


•   Applying for entry clearance as Tier 1 Entrepreneur

•   You are in the United Kingdom and want to switch into Tier 1 Entrepreneur

•   You are already in the United Kingdom as an entrepreneur and want to apply for an extension of your Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa


If you require assistance on your visa application, call us on 0330 133 0477


Tier 1 Investor Visa UK


The Tier 1 (Investor) category is for high-net-worth individuals who want to make a substantial financial investment in the UK. Your application will be assessed on your ability to invest at least £2,000,000 in the UK.


With a Tier 1 Investor visa, you can:


•   invest £2,000,000 or more in UK government bonds, share capital or loan capital in active and trading UK registered companies

•   work or study

•   apply to settle after 2 years if you invest £10 million

•   apply to settle after 3 years if you invest £5 million


You can’t:


•   invest in companies mainly engaged in property investment, property management or property development

•   work as a professional sportsperson or sports coach get public funds


Tier 1 Exceptional Talent


The Tier 1 (Exceptional talent) visa category is for people who are recognised internationally as world leaders or potential world-leading talent in the fields of science and the arts, and who wish to work in the UK.


There is a limit of 1,000 places every year on this route. The Home Office will provide you with a Unique Reference Number if there are places available within the limit for the selected Designated Competent Body. You can then make an application to the Home Office, together with the Unique Reference Number and supporting documents.


Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur


The Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur category caters to 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 in a position to meet the full requirements of the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) route.


Tier 1 Highly Skilled Worker (General)


You can no longer apply or extend your Tier 1 Highly Skilled Worker (General) visa category.


You may be able to apply to settle once you’ve been in the UK for 5 years. You can apply to settle as a Tier 1 (General) worker until 6 April 2018.



Why Choose UK & EU ILS for your visa application:


Close proximity to the Home Office so we can take advantage of the same day visa services

High success rates in all our immigration cases

Fixed fees so no hidden costs

Quick and easy access to our specialists

More than 10 years experience

Multiple languages spoken


If you require assistance on your visa application, call us on 0208 7811 992





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