Tier 1 Entrepreneur Programme

The Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa allows entrepreneurs to start up or move their business to the UK or take over an existing business in the UK. Our team has extensive experience advising entrepreneurs on start-ups as well as multinational business operations.

We can assist you at any stage of the Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa application process. From bringing your business and family to the UK, to ensuring you continue to meet the requirements once you are here, we can offer the support that is necessary to meet the strict immigration requirements to obtain permanent residence in the UK. 

For the initial visa application, you will need to show you have at least £200,000 of personal wealth available, which can include third party funding. Alternatively, you can show you have access to at least £50,000 through seeking funding from a UK registered venture capital firm, seed funding competition or the government department. For those who are in discussions with securing funding, there is also a Prospective Entrepreneur visitor category available to facilitate meetings held in the UK for that purpose.

The Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa application must demonstrate the entrepreneur has the relevant entrepreneurial skills, background and experience to meet the 'genuine entrepreneur' requirement. A business plan must be submitted with the application to evidence your proposals. We recognise that every business is different and each entrepreneur has their own unique offering so we will work closely with you to ensure your business proposals are sufficient for the purposes of the immigration application.

As well as obtaining your visa, we can provide legal assistance across a broad range of services. From setting up the business and incorporating the company in the UK, to advising on drafting corporate documents (such as director's loan agreements), we 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 outside Europe, then 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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