UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa


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Overview

Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) is designed for non-European migrants who want to invest in UK either by setting up or acquiring companies. They should intend to get involved actively in the running of, a business or businesses. This entrepreneur visa is a points-based system which targets migrants from outside Europe.  Applicants should invest a minimum of £200,000 and should work full time to run the business.

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Residency under Entrepreneur Visa

If you successfully apply for a visa under UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa from outside the UK, you can come here for a maximum period of 3 years and 4 months. Towards the end of this period, you must apply to extend your stay if you want to continue living here.
Entrepreneur Visa holders are allowed to bring dependents (children under 18 years of age, or your husband, wife, civil partner, or unmarried or same-sex partner) to the UK.
 
Your permission to stay will be subject to the following conditions:
 
  • you will have no access to public funds, which means that you will not be able to claim most benefits paid by the state;
  • you must register with the police if required; and
  • you cannot take any employment other than working for the business or businesses that you have established, joined or taken over.

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Points Based System for the Visa

A total score of 95 points is required to qualify for Entrepreneur Visa. Points are given on basis of funds, English language ability and maintenance funds.

Access to investment funds

 

You have access to not less than £200,000

or

You have access to not less than £50,000 from:

  • 1 or more registered venture capital firms regulated by the Financial Services Authority;
  • 1 or more UK entrepreneurial seed funding competitions listed as endorsed on the UK Trade and Investment website, or
  • 1 or more UK government departments, which have made the funds available for the specific purpose of establishing or expanding a UK business.

or

You have access to not less than £50,000 and:

  • are applying for leave to remain; and
  • have, or were last granted, leave as a Tier 1 (Graduate entrepreneur) migrant.

or

You have access to not less than £50,000 and:

  • are applying for leave to remain; and
  • have, or were last granted, leave as a Tier 1 (Post-study work) migrant; and
  • were registered with HM revenue and Customs as self-employed, or a registered director of a new or existing business no more than 3 months before your application; and
  • are engaged in business activity, other than the work necessary to administer your business. Your occupation must appear on the list of occupations at the National Qualifications Framework level 4 and above, as stated in the codes of practice for Tier 2 sponsors.

25 points

These funds are held in 1 or more regulated financial institutions

25 points

These funds are disposable (free to spend) in the UK

25 points

English language

 

You can speak English to the required standard

10 points

Maintenance

 

You have enough money to support yourself while you are in the UK

10 points

Visa doesn’t allow the following investments:

  • Include the value of any residential accommodation or property development, or property management; or
  • Be in the form of a director's loan, unless it is unsecured and is subordinated in favour of the third-party creditors.

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Visa Fee

 

  Fee if you are applying by post in the UK Fee if you are applying in person inside the UK Fee if you are applying outside the UK
Main applicant £1,020 £1,326 £816
Main applicant (if they are a national of Croatia, Turkey or FYR of Macedonia) £918 £1,193 £734
Partner or child aged under 18 (if they are applying at the same time as the main applicant) £510 for each family member included on the main applicant's application form £663 for each family member included on the main applicant's application form £816 for each family member
Partner or child aged under 18 (if they are applying later), or child aged over 18 £561 for each family member £867 for each family member £816 for each family member
 

Disclaimer: Embassy charges are subjected to change without prior notice. Please confirm before submitting the application.

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Documents Required

  • Evidence of access to investment funds
  • Evidence of your English language ability
  • Evidence of maintenance
  • Evidence of financial sponsor's consent (if you have recently been a UK student)
  • Photographs and passport

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Process Flow Chart

Step 1: Sign up with Opulentus

Step 2: Your case officer will guide you regarding all relevant documents

Step 3: Submit your documents at visa application centers

Step 4: Fingerprints and photograph (known as biometric information) will be collected by UK embassy at visa application centers

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Opulentus Fees, Cost & Refund Policy

Our Service fee is Competitive & among the best in the industry. At any given time, our state-of-the-art Processing Centre is processing over 5000 active cases from across the world. Your visa application is processed by the one of the best and experienced hands.

The Prices are standard across all our offices. We guarantee the lowest and most reasonable price for our services.

You may have to pay other costs, such as the costs of health assessments, English language tests, skill assessments and police certificates, if required.

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Opulentus Services

Opulentus offers advice and guidance for best possible documentation. We assist and guide you at each step till you get your visa.

  • Expert advice on complete process stage wise
  • Visa documentation*
  • Provide you the document checklist stage-wise and assisting you with the requisites and the alternatives upon receiving the signed service agreement copy
  • Provide documents samples and assist you with inputs wherever necessary
  • Corresponding with the department, on your behalf, if required
  • Post landing, traveling and settling assistance
*Documentation service differs from country to country. Please refer your Service Agreement for further details.

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Post Landing & Resettlement Services

Once the client receives his/her UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa, Opulentus offers services for hassle free travel and stay.

  • Accommodation and travel assistance
  • Information on various Indian communities
  • Tips on how to settle and socialize with local crowd

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Country Profile

United Kingdom is one of the most popular destinations for overseas people seeking migration.  The country has emerged as a multicultural hub for international business with booming economic sector.  The living and lifestyle of UK successfully attract many people from all over the globe to come and settle in the country.  People from more than 50 nations are residing in UK and more than 300 languages are spoken in the country.

 UK is a mixture of several Islands. It is bordered by four seas. The UK's climate varies greatly according to season and location, but on the whole can be described as mild climate.

UK has good universities and colleges for overseas students and the education system is also comparatively high. Work culture and environment is marvelous and people can have excellent career growth in the country. Apart from this, the country has amazing galleries; museums, restaurants, theatres and parks which are the enticing features catching attention of many foreign people. People can thoroughly enjoy their short visit and long duration stay in the country and the purpose can be anything.

Migration to UK for the purpose of work and study is points based system and the applicant needs to score certain points set by the country to be eligible.

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