Tag: Tier 1 Visa

The UK PBS Tier 1 Visa route for highly skilled migrants launched in March 2008. Since then it has undergone a number of changes. Perhaps, the most significant is the closure of Tier 1 (General) and Tier 1 Post Study Work sub-categories.

Tier 1 (Investor) is for high net worth individuals who wish to make a substantial financial investment in the UK. The criteria for this category are set out under paragraphs 245E to 245EF of the Immigration Rules.

Under the Tier 1 (Investor) requirements, you must score at least 75 points for attributes. Accordingly, in order to qualify for an initial grant of leave in this category you must have:

  • at least £2 million of your own funds, under your control, held in a regulated financial institution and which is disposable in the UK.
  • have opened an account with a UK regulated bank for the purposes of investing not less than £2 million in the UK.

Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) is the route for migrants who wish to establish, join or take over one or more businesses in the UK. The criteria for this category are set out under paragraphs 245D to 245DF of the Immigration Rules.

For a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa you must score:

  • 75 points for attributes
  • 10 points for the English language
  • 10 points for maintenance (funds).

Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) is a route for UK graduates that are deemed to have developed a genuine and credible business idea, and have the entrepreneurial skills to establish one or more businesses in the UK.

The criteria for this category are set out under paragraphs 245F to 245FC of the Immigration Rules. For a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa you must score:

  • 75 points for attributes
  • 10 points for English language
  • 10 points for maintenance (funds).

Apparently, the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent route is for highly skilled individuals in the fields of humanities, science, arts, engineering, and digital technology with the potential to enrich UK’s knowledge, economy and cultural life. Moreover, the paragraphs 245B to 245BF of the Immigration Rules provides the details of the requirements.

Immigration Judicial Review Success Rate | ILR Judicial Review Success

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa ILR Judicial Review Success 2018

This relates to immigration judicial review decisions by Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum) (UTIAC) since November 2013. Moreover, the post provides details of Immigration Judicial Review Statistics such a tier 1 judicial review success rate. Here it is important to note that UTIAC decides applications for judicial review (JR) of certain decisions made by the Secretary of…

Tier 1 Visa Statistics: Entry Clearance, Extensions & Settlement

Tier 1 Visa Extension Refusal Rate

This relates to Tier 1 Visa Statistics for entry clearance, extension and settlement grants from 2008 to 2017. Tier 1 Visa Statistics Entry Clearance Grants- 1,184 According to the Official Statistics, during 2008-17 a total of 505,687 Tier 1 & pre-PBS equivalent Main Applicants were granted Entry Clearance (78,137), Extensions (355,615 including Leave to Remain) and Settlements (71,935). During the ten year period, most…

UK Entrepreneur Visa Statistics Reveal a Rising Success Rate!

UK Entrepreneur Visa Success Rate 2008-18

This relates to UK entrepreneur visa statistics and provides the details of entry clearance, leave to remain, extension and ILR (Settlement) applications from 2008 to September 2018. Perhaps, for the prospective Tier 1 entrepreneur applicants it is good news that the settlement grants and also the success rate for entry clearance and extension applications are…

English Language Requirement for Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa UK

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Appendix B

This post relates to Englisht Language Requirement for Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa UK as per Appendix B of the Immigration Rules. English Language Requirement for Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa UK As explained in Paragraph 1 of Appendix A, Immigration Rules, Tier 1 Entrepreneur Applicant needs to score 10 points for the English Language. As per Paragraph…

Maintenance Funds Requirement for UK Tier 1, 2, 4, 5 Visa

Maintenance Funds Requirement for UK Tier 1, 2, 4, 5 Visa

This relates to maintenance funds requirements for Points Based System Tier 1 HS Migrants, Tier 2 Work, Tier 4 Student and Tier 5 Temporary Workers as per  Appendix C of the Immigration Rules. Maintenance Funds Requirement for Points Based System Apparently, apart from Tier 1 Investor and Exceptional Talent, all other types of PBS applicants require…

Attributes for Tier 1 Entrepreneur | Appendix A Immigration Rules

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Guidance Appendix A

Paragraphs 35-53 of Appendix A of the Immigration Rules, explains the details of the Attributes required for scoring 75 Points for the Investment Funds and Business Activity in the UK as a Tier 1 Entrepreneur High-Value Migrant for Entry Clearance, Leave to Remain and Indefinite Leave to Remain Applications. As explained in our post viz. Tier 1 Entrepreneur Points Scoring, Tier 1 Entrepreneur Applicants are required to score 95 points; however, scoring 75 points for the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Attributes are most critical for the success of an application. Therefore, all the serious applicants are advised to go through the details of Tier 1 Entrepreneur mentioned in the subsequent paragraphs of this post

Tier 1 Entrepreneur ILR Requirements and Guidance for Settlement

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa ILR Requirements | UK Settlement Set(O)

This relates to Tier 1 Entrepreneur ILR requirements and guidance for settlement under route. A Tier 1 entrepreneur migrant can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) after spending 5 years lawfully in the UK. However, the applicant must not remain absent from the UK for more than 180 days in any of the five consecutive…

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Guidance for Entry Clearance and Switching

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Requirements for Entry Clearance

This relates to Tier 1 entrepreneur entry clearance guidance and requirements 2018. Accordingly, the post explains the requirements for Entry Clearance as a Tier 1 Entrepreneur in the light of Paragraphs 245DB of the Immigration Rules, Part 6A: the Points-Based System (PBS). If an applicant is able to fulfil the requirements then an applicant gets Tier 1…

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Points Table & 95 Points Calculation

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Points Scoring- Entry, Extension, ILR

This relates to the details of Tier 1 entrepreneur visa points calculation. Accordingly, the post explains the details of scoring 95 for entry clearance, leave to enter or remain and Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) Applications. How to Calculate 95 Points for Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa? For entry clearance or leave to enter applications, applicants are required to score…

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Guidance for Entry Clearance

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Policy Guidance and Requirements

This relates to UK Business Visa Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Policy Guidance 2018 for the initial application, extension, switching and allowed activities. Accordingly, the post guides relating to the following aspects of UK Business Visa Tier 1 Entrepreneur: Tier 1 HS Entrepreneur Requirements (Points Scoring, Min Age of the Main Applicant, Entrepreneurial Team, Job Creation in the UK, Overseas Criminal Record Certificate), Conditions of Stay- Leave to Remain in the UK (Study, Visa Duration, Work Restrictions (Can I work on business Visa in UK?),Switching to Tier 1 Entrepreneur from Other Categories, Application Form UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Application Form, Fee; and Visa Endorsement.