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England Entrepreneur Visa (Tier 1)

The Tier 1 England Entrepreneur Visa application procedure consists of a lengthy and laborious process. Therefore, applications should be prepared together with expert consultants. We provide professional advice for England Tier 1 entrepreneur visa applications. You can contact our United Kingdom visa authorities for detailed information about your England Tier visas, England residence permit, Ankara Treaty Visa, especially your short or long term visa applications.

England Tier 1 entrepreneur visa is a type of long term visa for foreign entrepreneurs who want to start a business in the England, take over the business or work as a self employed.

You are entitled to 3 years and 4 months of residence in the England on a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa. If you meet the requirements at the end of 3 years, you can extend your visa for 2 years more and then apply for a permanent residence in the England. You can also apply for a England residence permit for your spouse and children under the age of 18. You can read more about the England Tier 1 family reunion in the following page.

If your purpose of travel is a short business visit to the England (meetings, contracts, bargaining or negotiation of purchasing, etc.), you must apply for a England commercial visa. In the light of the explanations in the England Commercial visa section, you can also complete your England commercial visa application through our company.

You can find the application requirements and the period of finalize for the Tier 1 visa on the following page. Those who wish to establish a business under the coverage of Tier 1 visa in the England can apply for a England Tier 1 UK Entrepreneur Visa through our company if they meet the necessary conditions.

The capital fund of the England Tier 1 entrepreneur visa may change between GBP 50,000 and GBP 200,000. However, the capital fund should be at least 50,000 GBP. Visa eligibility requirements may also change depending on the amount of capital fund. The eligibility requirements for the entrepreneur visa are determined by the scoring system.

Requirements of England Entrepreneur Visa Application

  • You will need to invest at least £ 50,000 for work to be established or taken over in the England. This amount must be in the personal bank account of an international bank.
  • Attention will be paid to ensure that the project is a value added business. You must clearly state your business plan and investment fund amount and the financial institution where the fund is located in your project.
  • The applicant can also apply for a England residence permit for her/his spouse and her/his children (under the age of 18) who are financially dependent on her.
  • Those applying for a Tier 1 visa are expected to have an adequate level of English grammar. The applicant's application won't be processed unless the English language proficiency and financial conditions for living in the England are met. English language proficiency requirements are as follows:
  • Take at least 4.0 points from IELTS exam sections (reading, writing, speaking and listening).
  • The applicant is also required to have an academic qualification in English which corresponds to a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in the UK by UK NARIC.
  • You can't work on a other job than your own with England entrepreneurial visa.
  • You can work by starting your own business, including self employed. However, your work must comply with England self employment requirements.
  • According to the UK Immigration Act, applicants who have stay in the England with a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa should be actively involved in their work.
  • Republic of Turkey citizen applicants can complete their Tier 1 visa application in the scope of the Ankara Agreement of the in immigration law in 1971, "setting up a business visa".
  • Tier 1 visa fees and service fees change according to nationality, applications made in or outside the United Kingdom. Please ask our authorized person for information email which includes the total visa application fee and application documents for your personal situation.
  • There should be at least 50,000 pounds of investment funds in the work that established in England.
  • The UK Tax Office (HMRC) registry should made in the first 3 months of the establishment. The entrepreneur must have registered himself/ herself as a company manager.
Applicants from Turkey will make Tier 1 visa Entrepreneurs visa application by getting support from our officials.

Application of England Entrepreneur Visa Extension

You can extend your visa for 2 years, which is 3 years and 4 months in total. You may need to be actively involved and documented in the extension application process. During this period, you must have provided full time employment to at least 2 people in the company. If the applicant fulfills all the promised conditions at the end of the 5 year visa period after extending the visa for 2 years, the England will be granted an indefinite residence permit (Entrepreneur). After that, the visa holder can make an citizenship application.

Scoring System of Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa

In order to apply for a England entrepreneurial visa, the applicant must provide a total of 75 points. Those who don't meet the language proficiency requirement even if they provide 75 points aren't processed. Those who plan to become partners in a England company for those who want to open a England registered company or take over an existing company, the application criteria are as follows;

  • With a capital fund of £ 200,000 or more: 25 Points
  • If this amount is held in an international bank: 25 points
  • If this amount is available in the England: 25 points

The capital fund requirement of £ 200,000 and above is the minimum amount of capital. This amount means that the money can be used in the England is in the account of a British financial institution. If the amount is held in a Turkish bank, there should be no obstacles to the transfer of the amount to the Bank of England.

This capital fund is investments in a business to be established or taken over in the England. Investments in properties such as houses or land aren't considered under an entrepreneurial visa. Those who invest in a house or land in the United Kingdom cannot apply for a Tier visa.

How many days takes the England Tier 1 visa finalize?

You can apply for an England Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa 3 months before your trip to the England. England Entrepreneur visa applications are finalized within 3 weeks.

How long is the England Tier 1 visa valid?

Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa is first approved for 3 years. At the end of this period, the applicant can extend his/ her visa for another 2 years if he/ she meets the conditions. Businesses wishing to extend their visa for 2 more years at the end of 3 years must have fully fulfilled the promises declared in the visa application.

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Family Reunion

Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa applicants may also apply for residence permit TIER 1 (Dependant) for spouses and children in the scope of family reunification. Applicants' spouses and children may apply for an indefinite residence permit after a period of 5 years. They can apply for England citizenship 1 year after receiving an indefinite residence permit.

Attention to England Tier 1 entrepreneur visa holders

  • People entering the England with an entrepreneurial visa can't benefit from the country's social benefits.
  • England Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa holder can also get a residence permit for spouse and child. The applicant's spouse also has the right to work.
  • The applicant's children can get education at England public schools.
  • Persons who have stay in the England with an entrepreneurial visa can only work in their own work or in a partner workplace.
  • In the event that the England entrepreneur visa application is successful, the applicant must complete the following procedures within 3 months of entering the England.
  • You must register to the police department in 7 days after entering the England with a England entrepreneurial visa.
  • If a new company is established, company registration must first be made to Companies House Registration.
  • You should apply to HM Revenue and Customs as a self employed   and complete company registration.
  • If the applicant is also the Company Director, or if applicant is to take over an already existing company and take over this company, applicant must register it.


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