How long does the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa UK last?
The Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa initially lasts for 3 years and 4 months. Provided you meet the necessary criteria, you will be able to extend your stay for a further 2 years.
After 5 years in the UK, you become eligible to apply for Permanent Residence status.
Can I apply for fast-tracked settlement under the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa UK?
You may be able to apply for fast-tracked Permanent Residence after 3 years under the Tier 1 Entrepreneur route. To become eligible, your business must hire a total of 10 full time staff for a total of 1 year or have a turnover of £5 Million over the 3 year period.
Do I have to pass an English language test?
If you hold a degree which was taught in English, and is approved by the UK Home Office, you do not need to pass a test. Otherwise, you must have an approved English test at level C1.
Other points to note
You can apply to extend this visa for three years if you are switching from another category.
As a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa holder, you are not allowed to carry out any work outside your business, or be employed by another business. Also, you cannot claim UK public funds.