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Today I want to talk to you about the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Extension.
If you’re currently in the UK on an Entrepreneur Visa, then I guess you’re a hard-working person. You’ve proven to the Home Office that you’ve got the skills and resources to start a business here and contributing to the UK economy.
Once you’ve received your initial visa, it is valid for 3 years and 4 months. Before it expires, you must apply for extension for another 2 years, which takes you to the 5-year qualifying period for your permanent residency. When you’ve lived in the UK under Tier 1 Entrepreneur category for 5 years, you could qualify for ILR – settlement subject to relevant immigration rules, and then one year later your British Citizenship. There are also some circumstances that enable you to apply for accelerated settlement in only 3 years.
You can see how important it is to have your Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa extension approved. Without it, you lose the permission to stay in the UK. If you have family with you, they also might have to leave if your visa extension application is denied.
Before you apply for your extension, make sure you’ve met the requirements.
Let’s talk about 5 basic but non-exhaustive requirements for tier1 entrepreneur extension.
Number 1: You must be registered as a director of your company or be self-employed at your business and registered as such with HMRC.
Number 2. You must have invested and spent your required funds in a valid UK business.
Number 3: you should have created at least two new full-time jobs for UK settled workers for at least 12 months.
Number 4: meet the maintenance requirement of the application.
Number 5: and Very importantly, the Home Office is also looking for proof that your business is legitimate and credible.
Let’s touch some possible visa refusal reasons. The Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa extension is often denied because all the conditions have not been met or failure to submit specified evidence to support the application. It’s very important that the application is filled out carefully, and all documentations are included. Make sure that you include originals or certified copies, and that all documents support the Home Office’s requirements. You can request an Administrative Review to appeal a refusal, but the best approach is always to submit a strong application, the first time around to avoid any disappointment.
If you’re getting ready to apply for a Tier 1 visa extension, get your application fully prepared! Do you need a professional support and complete peace of mind for your t1 entrepreneur extension application??
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The initial Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa is valid for three years and four months. You must apply for extension before your initial visa expires. For your extension application to be approved you must satisfy a set of requirements as listed below: You must be registered as a director or as self-employed within six months from the date you were given permission to stay in the UK as a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur); You must prove that you have been self-employed or working as a director of a business during visa period when you apply for the extension; You must have invested all your investment funds of £200,000 in one or more UK business;
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