entrepreneur visa

You can no longer apply for a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa.

If you want to set up or run a business in the UK, you might be able to apply for an Innovator Visa or a Start Up Visa

If you already hold a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa, you can still apply to:

  1. Settle in the UK
  2. Have family members join you in the UK
  3. Extend your visa

Extending your visa

You may be able to extend your current Tier 1 visa if:

  • You are registered as a Director
  • You are registered as Self-Employed
  • You can prove you were Self-employed 3 months before applying
  • You have created at least 2 full time jobs
  • You continue to support yourself
  • You have invested into 1 or more businesses, either £200,000 in cash or £50,000 in cash.The fees to extend this visa are £1,277 plus £19.20 for your Biometrics.A decision will be made on your application within 8 weeks.


  • Make sure you have the required evidence if you are looking to extend your visa.
  • Make sure you include a detailed cover letter with your application.
  • Make sure you meet the financial requirements and have proof of this.


  • Do not underestimate the complexity of this application.
  • Do not forget to prepare the correct evidence you need.
  • Do not forget to book an appointment after submitting your application.

Our team of experienced immigration lawyers understand that there is just one chance to get this application right and so we encourage an early consultation with our lawyers to avoid unsatisfactory results. Our team have expert knowledge in these applications and can guide you correctly to ensure a positive result. At Kalsi Solicitors, we have no desire to provide dishonest advice – if we do not feel your application will be successful, we will tell you and help you find another route.

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