Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)

The Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) category allowed entrepreneurs to start up or move their business to the UK or take over an existing business in the UK. Although the category is closed to new applicants, our team’s extensive experience advising entrepreneurs on start-ups as well as multinational business operations enables us to still assist with extension and indefinite leave to remain (ILR) applications.

For the initial visa application, you will have needed to show you had at least £200,000 of personal wealth available, which can include third party funding. Alternatively, you may have showed you had access to at least £50,000 through seeking funding from a UK registered venture capital firm, seed funding competition or the government department.

As well as obtaining an extension to your visa or ILR, we can provide legal assistance across a broad range of services.  We can advise on drafting corporate documents (such as director's loan agreements) and have expertise within our team to help you and your business. These include matters with regard to the employment creation and if you wish to expand your business and employ specialist staff from overseas, we can help you sponsor employees to work in the UK. We also advise on renting and/or purchasing property in the UK for personal or commercial use and we have expertise advising on the UK tax regime. All in all, our full circle support means you have a team behind you every step of the way to run a successful business in the UK.

Recent example of work

  • Advising and assisting an established businesswoman to establish a UK branch of her business utilising the Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa route, and working with third party professionals to facilitate the provision of other services needed to successfully establish her business in the UK

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For more information about our immigration services please contact Nicolas Rollason at nrollason@kingsleynapley.co.uk or a member of the team.

Always prompt and factual’" Kingsley Napley LLP provides "an excellent level of service"

Legal 500 UK

"Kingsley Napley leads the immigration outfits in the UK"

Who's Who Corporate Immigration

​"Interviewees agree that Kingsley Napley is home to a superb team of immigration lawyers"

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

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