This visa route is now closed to new entrants. If you obtained this visa before 29 March 2019, you may still extend and apply for settlement under this route.
Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa is for Entrepreneurs who have access to £50,000 or £200,000 and wish to actively be involved in the setting up, running or taking over of the business (or businesses) in the UK. It provides opportunities for those who wish to set up a business as a sole trader, partnership or even a UK-registered company.
In order for your application to be successful, you must score a total of 95 points based on the funds that are available for investment, your English language skills and your ability to satisfy the maintenance requirements.
You can apply if you have access to £50,000 in investment funds from one or more of the following:
Or you can apply if you have access to £200,000 in investment funds and you can prove that the money is either:
Your dependent family members can join you in the UK under this visa route. The Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa can lead to permanent settlement and thereafter British Citizenship.