Tier 1 Entrepreneur Business Visa Applications by Nationality

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa by Nationality during 2008-15

As explained in the Post relating to UK Business Immigration – Tier 1 Entrepreneur that as per the Official Statistics, during 2008 to 2015, 12,501 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas have been issued to the Main Applicants and to their Dependants. This Post highlights the details of the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Business Visa issued to the Main Applicants and Dependants by their Nationality during 2005-15.

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During 2005-15 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas have been awarded to the Main Applicants belonging to 93 Nationalities. Since some Nationalities have shown more interest than others, therefore, for the sake of explanation the Nationalities are divided on the basis of Number of Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa granted to Main Applicants i.e.,

  • Applicants belonging to Eleven (11) Countries were received MORE THAN HUNDRED (100) Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas for the Main Applicants during 2005 to 2015. Cumulatively, Applicants from these Eleven (11) Countries received 3,421 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa for the Main Applicants (73.94% of the Total 4,627 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas that were issued to Main Applicants during the period). 6,058 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa for their Dependants (76.94% of the Total 7,874 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas issued to Dependants). Resultantly, the Applicants from Top Eleven (11) Nations have received a Total 9,479 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas (75.83% of the Total 12,501 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas) during 2005-15;
  • Main Applicants belonging to Twenty-Eight (28) Nations got 11 to 91 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Business Visa. Cumulatively, Applicants from these Twenty-Eight (28) Countries received 1,022 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa for the Main Applicants (22.09% of the Total 4,627 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas were issued to Main Applicants during the period). 1,530 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa for their Dependants (19.43% of the Total 7,874  Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas issued to Dependants). Resultantly, the Applicants from these Twenty-Eight (28) Nations have received a Total 2,552 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas (20.41% of the Total 12,501 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas);
  • Main Applicants belonging to Thirty-Six (36) Nationalities (plus 2 Applicants granted Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa with a Refugee Status) got between 2 to 10 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Business Visa. Cumulatively, Applicants from these 36 Countries received 166 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa for the Main Applicants (3.59% of the Total 4,627 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas issued to the Main Applicants during the period). 259 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa for their Dependants (3.29% of the Total 7,874 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas issued to Dependants). Resultantly, Applicants from these Thirty-Six (36) Countries plus 2 Applicants as Refugees received a Total of 425 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas (3.40% of the Total 12,501 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas);
  • A Min of One (1)  Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa for Entry Clearance, was issued to Main Applicants belonging to Eighteen (18) Nations, constituting 0.39% of the Total 4,627 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Business Visas. 17 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa for their Dependants (0.22% of the Total 7,874 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas issued to Dependants). Resultantly, the Applicants from these Eighteen (18) Countries received a Total of 35 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas (0.28% of the Total 12,501 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas);

Please Note: During 2005-15, a total of 7,864 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa issued to the Dependants of 93 Nations (same as that of Main Applicants); however, 10 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa were issued to Nationals of those Countries for which no visa was issued to the Main Applicant. For instance, Citizens of Moldova and Kyrgyzstan were issued 2 and 3 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Dependants Business Visa, respectively.

A Complete List of Tier 1 Entrepreneur Business Visa to Main Applicants (4,627), Dependants (7,864) and Total (12,491) to Nationals of Ninety-Three (93) Countries is as under:

Details of Eleven (11) Nationalities Receiving 100+ Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa for the Main Applicants 3,421 | Dependants 6,058 | Total 9,479

Main Applicants belonging to 11 Nationalities got 100 or More Tier 1 Entrepreneur Business Visa. The Total Number of Main Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas issued to Citizens of these 11 Nations stood at 3,421, thereby, constituting 73.94% of the Total 4,627 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Business Visas granted to the Main Applicants of ALL the 93 Nationalities during 2008-15.

Most Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas for the Main Applicants were approved for the Citizens of Pakistan 827, followed by USA 561 and China 513, which constituted 17.87%, 12.12% and 11.09%, respectively, of the Total 4,627 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Business Visa granted to the Main Applicants.

List of Top Eleven (11) Nationalities with the Highest Share in Tier 1 Entrepreneur (Main Applicants) during 2008-15 is as under:

  1. Pakistan 827 (17.87% of the Total 4,627 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Business Visa)
  2. USA 561 (12.12%)
  3. China 513 (11.09%)
  4. India 370 (8.00%)
  5. Australia 246 (5.32%)
  6. Russia 225 (4.86%)
  7. Canada 154 (3.33%)
  8. Iran 154 (3.33%)
  9. Egypt 137 (2.96%)
  10. Nigeria 126 (2.72%)
  11. Hong Kong 108 (2.33%)

Eleven (11) Nationalities | 76.94% Share in Tier 1 Entrepreneur Dependant Visa

6,058 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Business Visas were issued to the Dependants of the Main Applicants of the Top Eleven (11) Nationalities, which constitutes 76.94% of the Total Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas to Dependants Visas.

Dependants of Tier 1 Entrepreneur belonging to Pakistan, India and China topped the Dependant’s List with 2,504, 877 and 644 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Dependant Visas constituting 31,80%, 11.14% and 8.18%, respectively, of the Total 7,874 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Dependant Visas.

  1. Pakistan 2,504 (31.80% of the Total 7,874 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Dependant Visas)
  2. India 877 (11.14%)
  3. China 644 (8.18%)
  4. USA  482 (6.12%)
  5. Nigeria 334 (4.24%)
  6. Russia 277 (3.52%)
  7. Egypt 269 (3.42%)
  8. Australia 145 (1.84%)
  9. Iran 209 (2.65%)
  10. Hong Kong 188 (2.39%)
  11. Canada  129 (1.64%)

Eleven (11) Nationalites | 75.83% Share in Total Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas

During 2008-15 a Total of 9,479 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas (3,421 Main6,058 Dependant) were granted to the Top Eleven (11) Nationalities, which constitutes 75.83% of the Total 12,501 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas.

Pakistan, India, and China remained the major beneficiaries with 3,331, 1,247 and 1,157 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas having a share of 26.65%, 9.98% and 9.26%, respectively, in the Total  (Main + Dependant) Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas of 12,501.

The Ratio of Dependants to Main Applicants (R) amongst the Top Eleven (11) Nations was 1.77. The Ratio is higher than that of the Overall Dependant to Main Applicant Ratio of 1.7. Accordingly, as stated in the preceding paragraphs, the Share of Top Eleven Nations in the Overall Tier 1 Entrepreneur Dependant Visa (76.94% of the Total 7,874) was greater than Share in the Overall Tier 1 Entrepreneur Main Applicants (73.94% of the Total 4,627 Main Applicants)

Within the Top Eleven (11) Nations, the Dependant to Main Applicants Ratio was highest for Pakistan at 3.03 and Lowest for Australia 0.59.

  1. Pakistan 3.03 R 3,331 (26.65%)
  2. India 2.37 R 1,247 (9.98%)
  3. China 1.26 R 1,157 (9.26%)
  4. USA 0.86 R 1,043 (8.34%)
  5. Russia 1.23 R 502 (4.02%)
  6. Nigeria 2.65 R 460 (3.68%)
  7. Egypt 1.96 R 406 (3.25%)
  8. Australia 0.59 R 391 (3.13%)
  9. Iran 1.36 R 363 (2.90%)
  10. Hong Kong 1.74 R 296 (2.37%)
  11. Canada 0.84 R 283 (2.26%)

Details of Twenty Eight (28) Nationalities Receiving 11-91 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa for the Main Applicant | Main 1,022 | Dependants 1,530 | Total 2,552

Main Applicants belonging to Twenty Eight (28) Nationalities got 11 to 91 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Business Visa.

The Total Number of Main Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas issued to Citizens of these 28 Nations stood at 1,022, thereby, constituting 22.09% of the Total 4,627 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Business Visas granted to the Main Applicants of ALL the 93 Nationalities during the period 2008-15.

Within this group, most Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas for the Main Applicants were approved for the Citizens of South Africa 91, followed by Iraq 76 and South Korea 74, which constituted 1.97%, 1.64%, and 1.60%, respectively, of the Total 4,627 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Business Visa granted to the Main Applicants.

List of these Twenty-Eight (28) Countries, along with the Number of Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa issued to the Main Applicants and percentage share of each country in the overall Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa issued to the Main Applicants is as under:

  1. South Africa 91 (1.97% of 4,627 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Main Applicants )
  2. Iraq 76 (1.64%)
  3. South Korea 74 (1.60%)
  4. Israel 70 (1.51%)
  5. Malaysia 63 (1.36%)
  6. Singapore 58 (1.25%)
  7. New Zealand 56 (1.21%)
  8. Japan 43 (0.93%)
  9. Ukraine 42 (0.91%)
  10. Jordan 41 (0.89%)
  11. Kenya 38 (0.82%)
  12. Bangladesh 37 (0.80%)
  13. Taiwan 35 (0.76%)
  14. Syria 32 (0.69%)
  15. Brazil 29 (0.63%)
  16. Saudi Arabia 29 (0.63%)
  17. Lebanon 26 (0.56%)
  18. Thailand 26 (0.56%)
  19. Libya 24 (0.52%)
  20. Azerbaijan 20 (0.43%)
  21. Sri Lanka 19 (0.41%)
  22. Vietnam 19 (0.41%)
  23. Kazakhstan 18 (0.39%)
  24. Afghanistan 12 (0.26%)
  25. St Kitt and Navis 11 (0.24%)
  26. Belarus 11 (0.24%)
  27. Mexico 11 (0.24%)
  28. Mauritius 11 (0.24%)

Twenty Eight (28) Nationalities | 19.43% Share in Tier 1 Entrepreneur Dependant Visas

1,530 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Business Visas were issued to the Dependants of the Main Applicants of the Twenty-Eight (28) Nationalities, which constituted 19.43% of the Total Tier 1 Entrepreneur Dependant Visas.

Dependants of Tier 1 Entrepreneur belonging to Bangladesh, Iraq and South Korea topped the Dependant’s List with 191, 167 and 107 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Dependant Visas constituting 2.43%, 2.12% and 1.36%, respectively, of the Total 7,874 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Dependant Visas.

  1. Bangladesh 191 (2.43%)
  2. Iraq 167 (2.12%)
  3. South Korea 107 (1.36%)
  4. Sril Lanka 106 (1.35%)
  5. South Africa 105 (1.33%)
  6. Libya 88 (1.12%)
  7. Jordan 86 (1.09%)
  8. Israel 76 (0.97%)
  9. Syria 69 (0.88%)
  10. Malaysia 64 (0.81%)
  11. Kenya 54 (0.69%)
  12. Ukraine 48 (0.61%)
  13. Japan 41 (0.52%)
  14. Singapore 40 (0.51%)
  15. Brazil 40 (0.51%)
  16. Afghanistan 37 (0.47%)
  17. Lebonan 34 (0.43%)
  18. New Zealand 29 (0.37%)
  19. St Kitt and Navis 28 (0.36%)
  20. Saudi Arabia 23 (0.29%)
  21. Kazakhistan 22 (0.28%)
  22. Vietnam 16 (0.20%)
  23. Thailand 14 (0.18%)
  24. Belarus 13 (0.17%)
  25. Azerbaijan 12 (0.15%)
  26. Taiwan 9 (0.11%)
  27. Mexico 7 (0.09%)
  28. Mauritius 4 (0.05%)

Twenty Eight (28) Nationalities | 20.41% Share in Total Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas

During 2008-15 a Total of 2,552 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas (1,022 Main + 1,530 Dependant) were granted to the Nationals of these Twenty Eight (28) Countries, which constituted 20.41% of the Total 12,501 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas.

Within these Twenty-Eight (28) Countries, Iraq, Bangladesh and South Africa were the major beneficiaries with 243, 228 and 196 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas having a share of 1.94%, 1.82% and 1.57%, respectively, in the Total Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas of 12,501.

The Ratio of Dependants to Main Applicants amongst these Twenty-Eight (28) Nations was 1.50. The Ratio is lower than that of the Overall Dependant to Main Applicant Ratio of 1.7. Accordingly, as stated in the preceding paragraphs, the Share of these Twenty-Eight (28) Nations in the Total Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa granted to the Dependants (19.43% of the Total 7,874) was lower than their Share in Total Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas granted to the Main Applicants (20.41% of the Total 4,627 Main Applicants)

Within these Twenty-Eight (28) Nations, the Dependant to Main Applicants Ratio (R) was highest for Bangladesh at 5.16 and Lowest for Taiwan 0.26.

  1. Iraq 2.2 R 243 (1.94%)
  2. Bangladesh 5.16 R 228 (1.82%)
  3. South Africa 1.15 R 196 (1.57%)
  4. South Korea 1.45 R 181 (1.45%)
  5. Israel 1.09 R 146 (1.17%)
  6. Jordan 2.1 R 127 (1.02%)
  7. Malaysia 1.02 R 127 (1.02%)
  8. Sri Lanka 5.58 R 125 (1.00%)
  9. Libya 3.67 R 112 (0.90%)
  10. Syria 2.16 R 101 (0.81%)
  11. Singapore 0.69 R 98 (0.78%)
  12. Kenya 1.42 R 92 (0.74%)
  13. Ukraine 1.14 R 90 (0.72%)
  14. New Zealand 0.52 R 85 (0.68%)
  15. Japan 0.95 R 84 (0.67%)
  16. Brazil 1.38 R 69 (0.55%)
  17. Lebanon 1.31 R 60 (0.48%)
  18. Saudi Arabia 0.79 R 52 (0.42%)
  19. Afghanistan 3.08 R 49 (0.39%)
  20. Taiwan 0.26 R 44 (0.35%)
  21. Thailand 0.54 R 40 (0.32%)
  22. Kazakhstan 1.22 R 40 (0.32%)
  23. St Kitt and Navis 2.55 R 39 (0.31%)
  24. Vietnam 0.84 R 35 (0.28%)
  25. Azerbaijan 0.6 R 32 (0.26%)
  26. Belarus 1.18 R 24 (0.19%)
  27. Mexico 0.64 R 18 (0.14%)
  28. Mauritius 0.36 R 15 (0.12%)

Details of Thirty Six (36) Nationalities (+ 2 Refugee Applicants) Receiving 2-10 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa for the Main Applicant | Main 164 | Dependants 259 | 425

Main Applicants belonging to Thirty Six (36) Nationalities got 2 to 10 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Business Visa. The Total Number of Main Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas issued to Citizens of these 36 Nations stood at 164, thereby, constituting 3.59% of the Total 4,627 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Business Visas granted to the Main Applicants of ALL the 93 Nationalities during the period 2008-15.

Most Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas for the Main Applicants were approved for the Citizens of Yemen 10, followed by Tanzania 10 and Philippines 10.

List of these Twenty Eight (28) Countries, along with the Number of Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa issued to the Main Applicants is as under:

  1. Yemen 10
  2. Tanzania 10
  3. Philippines 10
  4. Dominica 9
  5. Venezuela 8
  6. Turkey 8
  7. Sudan 7
  8. Indonesia 7
  9. Occupied Palestinian Territories 6
  10. Bahrain 6
  11. Ghana 6
  12. Kuwait 6
  13. Algeria 5
  14. Zimbabwe 5
  15. Colombia 5
  16. Armenia 5
  17. Nepal 4
  18. UAE 4
  19. Serbia 4
  20. Trinidad and Tobago 4
  21. Uzbekistan 3
  22. Zambia 3
  23. Tunisia 3
  24. Cameron 2
  25. Argentina 2
  26. Morocco 2
  27. Jamaica 2
  28. Turkmenistan 2
  29. Chile 2
  30. Burma 2
  31. The Dominican Republic 2
  32. Ecuador 2
  33. Gambia 2
  34. Georgia 2
  35. Macao 2
  36. Peru 2
  37. Refugee 2

Thirty-Six (36) Nationalities | Dependant Visa 259 | 3.29% Share in Tier 1 Entrepreneur Dependants Visas

259 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Business Visas were issued to the Dependants of the Main Applicants of the Thirty-Six (36) Nationalities, which constituted 3.29% of the Total Tier 1 Entrepreneur Dependant Visas.

Dependants of Tier 1 Entrepreneur belonging to Yemen, Nepal, and Tanzania topped the Dependant’s List with 43, 36 and 27 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Dependant Visas. No Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas was either not applied or granted to Nationals of  Turkey, Indonesia, Georgia, Macao, Peru, and Refugee

  1. Yemen 43
  2. Nepal 36
  3. Tanzania 27
  4. Dominica 20
  5. Philippines 12
  6. Sudan 11
  7. Cameron 11
  8. Occupied Palestinian Territories 10
  9. Bahrain 9
  10. Algeria 9
  11. Zimbabwe 9
  12. Ghana 7
  13. Venezuela 7
  14. Kuwait 6
  15. Uzbekistan 5
  16. Zambia 4
  17. Argentina 4
  18. Armenia 4
  19. UAE 4
  20. Morocco 4
  21. Jamaica 4
  22. Turkmenistan 3
  23. Chile 2
  24. Burma 1
  25. The Dominican Republic 1
  26. Ecuador 1
  27. Gambia 1
  28. Colombia 1
  29. Serbia 1
  30. Trinidad and Tobago 1
  31. Tunisia 1

Thirty-Six (36) Nationalities | 3.40% Share in Total Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas

During 2008-15 a Total of 425 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas (166 Main + 259 Dependant) were granted to the Nationals of these Thirty-Six  (36) Countries, which constituted 3.40% of the Total 12,501 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas.

Within these Thirty-Six (36) Countries, Yemen, Nepal, and Tanzania were the major beneficiaries with 53, 40 and 37 Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas.

The Ratio of Dependants to Main Applicants amongst these Thirty-Six  (36) Nations was 1.56.

  1. Yemen 53
  2. Nepal 40
  3. Tanzania 37
  4. Dominica 29
  5. Philippines 22
  6. Sudan 18
  7. Occupied Palestinian Territories 16
  8. Venezvala 15
  9. Bahrain 15
  10. Algeria 14
  11. Zambabwa 14
  12. Cameron 13
  13. Ghana 13
  14. Kuwait 12
  15. Armenia 9
  16. Turkey 8
  17. UAE 8
  18. Uzbakistan 8
  19. Indonesia 7
  20. Zambia 7
  21. Colombia 6
  22. Argentina 6
  23. Morocco 6
  24. Jamaica 6
  25. Serbia 5
  26. Turkministan 5
  27. Trinidad and Tobago 5
  28. Tunisia 4
  29. Chile 4
  30. Burma 3
  31. The Dominican Republic 3
  32. Ecuador 3
  33. Gambia 3
  34. Georgia 2
  35. Macao 2
  36. Peru 2
  37. Refugee 2

Tier 1 Entrepreneur | 2005-15 | 28 Nationalities Receving 11-99 Business Visas for the Main Applicants | Main 1022 | Dependants 1530 | Total 2552 | Ratio of Dependants to Main 1.50

Albania, Belize, Seychelles, Bolivia, Mongolia, Bhutan, Madagascar, Maldives, Montenegro, Kosovo, Paraguay, Guatemala, Qatar, The Bahamas, Angola, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia

Albania 4, Belize 4, Seychelles 3, Bolivia 3, Mongolia 2, Bhutan 1

Albania 5, Belize 5, Seychelles 4, Bolivia 4, Mongolia 3, Bhutan 2 the remaining countries get one Tier 1 each for the Main Applicant.

Important Notice: Data Source
The above information has been collated from the Official Data available at Immigration Statistic Quarterly Release under Government Open License V3.0  Readers are encouraged to review the information from the source and points out for any inadvertent mistake in the post above.