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  1. Entrepreneur
  2. Investor
  3. Exceptional Talent

 

Tier 1 Entrepreneur – Guidelines for Application


 

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This visa category is for people wishing to take over or start a new business in the United Kingdom.

Applicants need to meet the following requirements:

Categories

Criteria

 

Attributes

Applicants must have access to a minimum of £200,000

 

 

 

The money is held in one or more regulated financial institutions

 

The money is held in one or more regulated financial institutions

 

English Language

IELTS 6.5

 

 

 

 

From and English speaking country

Degree taught in English

Maintenance(Funds)*

£2,800 and £1,600 per dependant

 

* Even if applicants have attained the pass mark of 75 in the Attributes section and have the required standard of English, applications will be refused if they do not pass the Maintenance (Funds) requirement.  Funds must be held in applicants bank accounts for a minimum period of 3 months immediately preceding and dated no more than 1 month prior to the date they submit their application.  The balance should not fall below the required minimum at any time during the 3 month period.

For more information on applying under this visa category, please contact one of our immigration consultants.

Tier 1 Investor – Guidelines for Application


 

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This visa category is for people wishing to make a substantial investment in the United Kingdom.

Applicants need to score a minimum of 75 points. In order to score these points you must meet the following requirements:

Criteria

Points Awarded

Applicants must have money of their own held in a regulated financial institution which is disposable in the United Kingdom amounting to more than £1 million

75 points

OR

Personal assets, taking into account any liabilities, which are more than £2 million.

and

Money under your control held in a regulated financial institution which is disposable in the United Kingdom amounting more than £1 million which has been loaned to you by a financial institution regulation by the UK Financial Services Authority

75 points

The English Language requirement and Maintenance is not required in this category.

For more information on applying under this visa category, please contact one of our immigration consultants.