TIER 1 ENTREPRENEUR VISA EXTENSION
If you currently hold a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa, you can apply for a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa extension until 5 April 2023. If your application is successful, you will be granted an extension of stay as a Tier 1 Entrepreneur for a period of 2 years. Applications for indefinite leave to remain as a Tier 1 Entrepreneur can be made until 5 April 2025.
Requirements for a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa extension
In order to extend your stay as a Tier 1 Entrepreneur, you will need to satisfy UK Visas & Immigration that:
You registered as a business director or as self-employed within 6 months of entering the Tier 1 Entrepreneur category;
You are still registered as a business director or as self-employed within the 3 months prior to your date of application;
You have invested at least £200,000 or £50,000 (depending on the amount your initial application was based on) in a business or businesses in the UK;
You have created at least two full-time jobs for persons settled in the UK and these jobs have existed for at least 12 months;
You have established, taken over or become a director of a genuine UK business, genuinely operated that business and genuinely intend to continue operating the business;
You are competent in the English language to at least CEFR Level B1 (equivalent to IELTS 4.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking);
You have enough additional money to support yourself without relying on public funds.
The exact requirements you will need to satisfy will vary depending on your circumstances. You may want to speak to an immigration adviser for expert advice.
To discuss your Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa extension with immigration Adviser, contact our UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa extension Adviser on 07835601240 or click here.
Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa extension timeline
You can apply for a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa extension at any time prior to the expiry of your leave. However, we recommend that you apply to extend your UK Entrepreneur visa not more than 1 month before your current leave expires. If you apply for a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa extension earlier than this then you may have a shortfall in your leave when you apply for settlement. This is because the Home Office will grant an extension of stay as a Tier 1 Entrepreneur for 2 years from the date of decision, not the date when your current leave expires. This would necessitate a further application for an extension of stay as a Tier 1 Entrepreneur before becoming eligible for indefinite leave to remain. Advice from an immigration lawyer will ensure the correct timing of your Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa extension application.
Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa extension processing times
You will need to apply for a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa extension via UK Visa & Immigration’s standard service. You should normally expect to receive a decision within 8 weeks of your extension application date. UK Visa & Immigration does not currently offer a priority service for Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa extension applications.
Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa extension from outside the UK
If you hold a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa you can apply to extend your stay in the Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa category from outside the UK. Advice from an immigration lawyer will ensure that your Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa extension application satisfies the strict requirements of the Immigration Rules.
UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa extension: How can help?
The Immigration Rules contain strict requirements in terms of the documents that must be provided in support of a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa extension application. It can be helpful to get advice from an immigration lawyer in order to ensure that your application is professionally presented and technically correct.
We are experts and have strong experience in assisting all types of entrepreneurs to secure further leave to remain in the UK. Whether you have set up a new business in the UK or invested in an established business, We are experts in the requirements for a successful Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa extension and will guide you through the complex Home Office rules and policies.
We pride ourselves on being approachable and proactive in understanding and meeting our clients’ needs. We are a highly expert immigration, dedicated to providing clear and reliable immigration advice to entrepreneurs as part of a professional and friendly service.
For a more detailed discussion regarding your case, please book an appointment or call us now on 07835601240