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Entrepreneur Visas

Kindly note that this route has now been closed by the Home office as of 29 March 2019 and have been replaced with Innovator Visa & Start-Up Visa.

Under a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Visa, an entrepreneur and his or his family can relocate to the UK to implement a new commercial venture or purchase an existing business.

To find out how our expert immigration Solicitors can assist you, please phone our Birmingham office on 0121 409 1113 to make an appointment.

With a growing economy and high business confidence, it is no wonder that one in seven new businesses launched in the UK are created by foreigners.  There is no doubt that Britain offers incredible opportunities to clever individuals with great business acumen.

At Lexfield Law Partners, we want to celebrate your success.  We will work with you to ensure your entrepreneur visa application is processed quickly and efficiently, so you can get on with building a new, prosperous life in your adopted country.

Eligibility for an Entrepreneur Visa

To be eligible for a Tier One (Entrepreneur) Visa, you need to have access to either £50,000 or £200,000 worth of funds which are held in a regulated financial institution. You also need to show:

  • you have a good knowledge of the English language
  • you can support yourself financially
  • you score at least 95 points on the PBS score
  • you are 16 years or older
  • you will work full-time in the running of your business;
  • you have created full-time employment for two EEA nationals during your stay;
  • you  have a controlling interest in the business;
  • you have a convincing and viable business plan;

You are entitled to form an entrepreneurial team and share investment funds.  We can provide you with further advice on this, as well as all other eligibility requirements.

Your family members are entitled to come with you to the UK as long as you can prove they can be supported without having to recourse to public funds.

The Length of Stay Granted under an Entrepreneur Visa

Under a Tier One (Entrepreneur) Visa, you can stay in the country for a maximum of three years and four months. This can be extended for a further two years, and after five years you can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain.

Contact our UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Lawyers Birmingham

If your financial settlement involves a large amount of property and assets, then please visit our High-Net-Worth Financial Settlements page or phone our Birmingham office on 0121 409 1113.

Contact our UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Lawyers Birmingham

We know you have a number of choices when it comes to obtaining advice for organising an Entrepreneur Visa application.  However, Lexfield Law Partners, we can offer you a level of service that many other firms cannot.

For example, our immigration experts will:

  • spend the time listening to you and provide you with an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of your immigration application
  • review and work with you on a compelling business plan (which is one of the most scrutinised aspects of the Tier One (Entrepreneur Visa) application
  • prepare the relevant forms and ensure you have the correct supporting documents ready for submission to the UK Border Agency
  • keep you informed of how your application is progressing
  • advise you on the steps to take if your visa application is refused.

To find out more, please contact us on 0121 409 1113 to speak to one of our highly experienced immigration Solicitors today.

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