As a destination for entrepreneurs, the UK remains an attractive proposition in terms of political stability, language advantage, generous entrepreneurial tax breaks and all the trappings of an established, robust economy. The UK is an incredible hub of activity and extremely well positioned for access to global markets. It’s no wonder than so many are eager to know what the UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Success Rate is.
Despite the current immigration options, securing a visa to startup in the UK is harder as it seems to be. Apparently as per 2018, the refusal rate of the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa is 48% which does look difficult for the future of startups. However, with the right guidance and know-how, you can achieve all your business dreams in the UK; just have a look below!
Success Stories Immigration Lawyers Have had in Recent Times
- A citizen of Kenya applied for a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa that allowed her to set up a new business in the UK importing high quality preserved roses from Ecuador. The Entrepreneur visa application was approved within one week and without her being called for an interview.
- A Russian national, running his own business in Russia for 22 years was refused his visa thrice for not being a genuine entrepreneur. Later, with the assistance of legal advisors wherein he was helped in choosing an exact match to the company he had back in Russia. The perfect match of the two businesses that put together a strong business case resulted in the approval of the visa within a week.
- An Egyptian national wishing to relocate to the UK was refused for the Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa application on the grounds of her not being a Genuine Entrepreneur. After a change in the business idea and the plan, a fresh application was made and with legal representations that were able to convince the Home Office that despite the previous findings, the applicant is a Genuine Entrepreneur.
- A citizen of the Middle East, working in the music industry had applied for a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa and planned to invest in an existing business in London. As the targeted business was not his field of expertise and given his limited experience in the industry, it was necessary to focus on detailing and showcasing all of the transferable skills from their marketing and managerial roles in the business plan and CV to fulfill the requirements of the Genuine Entrepreneur Test. Because of the thorough gathering of evidence, the Home Office did not require an interview with the client and his Entrepreneur Visa was granted straight away.
- A Tier 4 Israeli national was soon to complete his course and had planned to further set up his company in the UK for which he was required to switch from Tier 4 to Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa. He failed to contact his bank to secure a letter stating that he would need an immediate access to the funds that were required for an investment. After getting the legal assistance, he secured the letter and the funds; the visa was approved without any delay and even before his Tier 4 visa expired.
- An Indian national running a business where he bought printers, refurbish them and then sell them to Asia and Africa. He was on a £200k route and previously relied on £106k in his personal account and the rest in his business (in which he is the sole owner). He had invested the money from his business from India directly to the company in the UK by the way of share capital. His visa was due to run out in July 2018 where he had applied for himself, his wife and his children. The assistance was required to extend the visa. It became necessary to review his circumstances periodically to ensure that documents and circumstances meet the Home Office requirements for further leave to remain as a Tier 1 Entrepreneur and then submit the application. The application turned out to be successful.
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