Innovator Visa Endorsement

The UK Innovator Founder visa has now replaced the Innovator visa as the immigration route to start up a business in the UK. If you’re an entrepreneur with plans to set up in the UK, speak to our business immigration specialists for advice on UK visa eligibility and application processing. This guide was written before the […]

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Extension Guidance

Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa holders have until 5th April 2023 to apply to extend their visa, and until 5th April 2025 to apply for UK settlement under this route. If you wish to remain in the UK after your visa expiry to continue with your approved business enterprise, you will be required to make an […]

Tier 1 Entrepreneur ILR Guide

Tier 1 Entrepreneur ILR applications must be made by 5 April 2025. This follows the deadline for Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa extension applications on 5 April 2023, and the closure of this visa route to new applicants in 2019. This means if you’re currently living in the UK with valid leave as a Tier 1 […]

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Extension Tips

Entrepreneurs already in the UK under the Tier 1 Entrepreneur route have until 5 April 2023 to apply to extend their visa, and until 5 April 2025 to apply for indefinite leave to remain. It’s extremely frustrating to be refused an extension and can result in having to start a new application – under a […]

Tier 1 Entrepreneur: Coronavirus Guidance

As a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa holder, you may be concerned about your ability to comply with your visa conditions and to meet future extension eligibility requirements because of the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on your business. The Home Office has provided specific guidance for Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa holders whose businesses have been […]

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Refusal

The Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa has closed to new applications but remains open for a limited period for Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa extension and settlement applications for existing visa holders under the old route. New applicants should consider the new Innovator route. Has your Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa application been refused? The Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa […]

Tier 1 Entrepreneur

The Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa has closed to new applications and has been replaced by the new Innovator route. Extension applications for existing Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa holders can be made until 5th April 2023 and settlement applications can be submitted until 5th April 2025. For advice about your UK entrepreneur visa options, or for extension […]

Innovator Visa Guidance – The New Route for Entrepreneurs

What is the new Innovator Visa UK?  For individuals looking to pursue their business idea in the UK, we offer some initial Innovator Visa  guidance on the new route for entrepreneurs. What is the Innovator route? The innovator visa is to be aimed at those who can demonstrate relevant experience in business. The key criteria will […]

Tier 1 – UK Visa for Investors and Entrepreneurs

Check if you are eligible to come to the UK under a Tier 1 visa  Tier 1 is one of the immigration routes under the UK’s points-based visa system available to individuals from outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Tier 1 is aimed at ‘high value migrants’ such as investors and entrepreneurs who have funds […]

UK Attracting More International Female Entrepreneurs

Year-on-year growth in the number of women applying for the UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa – Home Office figures An analysis of recent Home Office statistics* suggests increasing numbers of international female entrepreneurs are setting up or investing in businesses in the UK. According to the figures obtained by DavidsonMorris under an FOI request, between 2015 […]