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UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur Extension Visa

What is UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur Extension Visa?

Although the UK TIER-1 Entrepreneur visa has been replaced by UK Innovator Visa and UK Start-up Visa, yet the already approved UK TIER-1 Entrepreneur Visas are still allowed to apply for the extension of their visa until April 5, 2023. Such kind of visa holders under the category of UK TIER-1 Entrepreneur visa extension may also apply to get settled in the UK only up to April 5, 2025. UK TIER-1 Entrepreneur visa primarily lasts for the time period of almost 3 years and 4 months while if the desire to extend their visa duration, they would have to apply for their visa extension for only 2 years further under the TIER-1 route before the expiry of the current visa.

How can you qualify for the UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur extension visa?

If you intend to extend your UK Tier-1 entrepreneur visa, you would have to fulfil the requirements of business registration, funding investment, and creating the equivalent of at least 2 full-time jobs for resident workers. In order to prove the eligibility for possessing a UK TIER-1 Entrepreneur visa extension, you may opt for any one of the following routes:

  • Getting registered as a director or as self-employed within the time period of 6 months after the date at which the applicant was granted permission to stay in the UK by using TIER-1 Entrepreneur visa
  • Created at least 2 full time jobs that have existed for at least 1 year each
  • Can prove you have been self-employed, a member of a partnership or working as a director of a business 3 months before you apply
  • Doing an investment worth of £200,000 in one or more UK businesses or investment of £50,000 depending on the funds level originally submitted by the applicant
What are the eligibility requirements for the UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur extension visa?

For fulfilling the basic requirements of having extension on your UK TIER-1 Entrepreneur visa, firstly you have to successfully go through ‘Genuine Entrepreneur test’ according to which following criteria guidelines must be fulfilled:

  • You have established, taken over or become a director of one or more genuine businesses in the UK, and have genuinely operated that business
  • You have genuinely invested the necessary funds into one or more genuine businesses in the UK
  • You intend to continue operating one or more businesses in the UK
  • You do not intend to take employment other than working for the business or businesses that you have established, joined or taken over
  • Moreover, you have to score 75 points under the Home Office extension applications points table on the basis of registration, investment and job creation

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