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

Services

Immigration advice for Entrepreneurs and UK Startups

Immigration advice for entrepreneurs looking to invest in, set up a subsidiary, relocate a business, or start a business in the UK.

Tier 1 Investor Programme

We advise on the Tier 1 Investor programme which offers the possibility of permanent residence and British citizenship through a significant investment.

Global Talent

Advising applicants with recognised exceptional talent or promise in digital tech, science, medicine, arts, humanities, engineering and research.

Expanding Your Business into the UK

Advising companies on opening offices in the UK and transferring and hiring new staff with a focus on the best strategic solutions.

Future immigration system for individuals

The Brexit transition period will end at 11 pm on 31 December 2020. EU citizens in the UK by that date will be able to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

Bringing Your Family to the UK

Advising families moving to the UK and those bringing children or other dependant relatives, as well as on international adoption and surrogacy.

Obtaining British Citizenship and Staying Permanently

Whether you are looking to naturalise, or register as a British citizen, we can provide you with detailed advice and guidance.

Structuring for Investors and Entrepreneurs in the UK

Whether in the start-up, next investment opportunity, day-to-day running or sale phase. We can guide you and your business.

International Personal Tax, Wealth and Philanthropic Structuring

Our clients and their families are located throughout the world. We provide clear and strategic UK tax structuring and reporting advice.

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