Our expert immigration solicitors can assess your eligibility and advise you on the requirements of the Tier 1 entrepreneur, Tier 1 exceptional talent visas, Tier 1 investor visas UK and Family Member visas. We also handle appeals to the Home Office.
Please do give us a call to discuss your requirements. We are happy to scope requirements and provide a quote.
Tier 1 entrepreneur visa
Tier 1 UK entrepreneur visa requirements are a gateway to the UK. But the requirements require precision if your application is to be successful. Mistakes are easily made which can ruin your chances of securing a Tier 1 UK entrepreneur visa. We support your initial application, maintain your eligibility, and enable you to settle in the UK.
The Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa enables non-EEA entrepreneurs to:
- Set up a UK business;
- Move their existing business to the UK;
- Acquire an existing UK business;
- Join a business.
The Home Office uses a points based system to assess Tier 1 entrepreneur visa applications. Eligibility requirements are strict. You will need:
- Access to investment funds that exceed £50,000; the funds must be from registered venture capitalist firms regulated by the FCA, UK entrepreneurial seed funding competitions listed as endorsed on the Department for International Trade pages or UK Government Departments or Devolved Government Departments.
- Alternatively, you will need £200,000 of personal wealth.
Genuine entrepreneur test
The ‘genuine entrepreneur test’ must be satisfied at every stage of the application, including your initial application, extension and finally the settlement to stay indefinitely in the UK.
Entrepreneurs must demonstrate they are genuine, and possess sound commercial acumen.
Hence the Home Office requires a business plan. Our commercial expertise enables us to assess whether your business plan will satisfy the Home Office’s requirements.
Tier 1 entrepreneur visa application process
If you satisfy the eligibility criteria we can complete the process for your Tier 1 UK entrepreneur visa application.
Remaining in the UK indefinitely
The Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa is usually granted for an initial period of 3 years and 4 months. The entrepreneur should then submit an extension application to extend the visa for a further 2 years. Many people are then successful in gaining the right to remain in the UK indefinitely.
Tier 1 exceptional talent visa
The Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa is different to all other visas because the eligibility assessment is not done by the Home Office. Instead, one of five ‘Designated Competent Bodies’ will assess the applicant’s eligibility according to their specific eligibility criteria to determine whether the applicant has reached the appropriate level to be eligible as a Tier 1 Exceptional Talent or Tier 1 Exceptional Promise.
The Designated Competent Bodies each decide on their criteria and specify the evidence that must be sent to them to show how the Exceptional Talent or Exceptional Promise applicant meets the criteria.
Tier 1 investor visa
The Tier 1 investor visa can be the quickest way to obtain a British passport. It is the ideal solution for non-EEA, high-net-worth individuals to enter and remain in the UK. The eligibility criteria are less demanding than, for example Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa.
Tier 1 UK investor visa eligibility assessment
The Home Office assesses investor visa applicants using a points-based system. Your ability to access over £2 million is the most significant requirement. The £2 million must be disposable in the UK and held by a regulated financial institution. However, there are ways to achieve the funding target.
We provide a fixed fee service that assesses your eligibility for £500.00 excluding VAT.
UK investor visa application process
It pays to carefully consider what documents you submit to support your investor visa application. If the Home Office refuses your application, you can apply for administrative review, but cannot submit new documents. This means that you need to get it right the first time.
We complete the application, manage the submission of documents and keep you updated on progress within the Home Office.
Family member visa
We know that applying for a visa for your family members is a big and important step. But, we will help make this process as easy as possible.
Partner visas and dependant child family member visas
Applications for partner visas must be submitted outside the UK, unless you are switching from certain permitted visa categories or are applying under the exception (EX.1.).
Dependent children of British nationals, or persons with settled status, can apply for leave to enter or remain, as can children of non-British individuals who are coming to the UK to join a British national or settled person.
Partner visa application process
For the partner visa to be considered by the Home Office, you will have to submit the relevant forms, which we will fill in for you, and the supporting documents. We will also submit representations on your behalf which will outline to the Home Office how you meet the requirements and why you should be given a visa.
For the dependent child visa to be considered by the Home Office, you will have to submit the relevant forms on behalf of the child, which we will fill in, and the supporting documents. We will also submit representations on the dependent child’s behalf which will outline to the Home Office how the dependent child meets the requirements and why the dependent child should be given a visa.
Applications may be refused on the suitability and eligibility assessment. We know the law, requirements and the arguments that succeed and will advise you on your realistic chances of getting a UK family member visa.
Extending the partner visa and applying for indefinite leave to remain in the UK
Every time you extend your partner or child visa you will have to show that you continue to meet the requirements. The immigration rules change often. We will provide ongoing advice on the changes that may affect you, as well as the requirements for every subsequent application.