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Tier 1 Visas


Thinking about doing business or investing in the UK?

Pearl Accountants can help you prepare and qualify for a Tier 1 Visa to enable you to either set up a business, or invest, in the UK.

What is a Tier 1 Visa?

There are two types of Tier 1 Visas:

  • Entrepreneur: this allows you to set up, take over, or be actively involved in the running of a business in the UK.
  • Investor: this allows you to make a substantial financial investment in the UK.

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa

If you want to migrate to the UK to set up, take over, or run a business, Pearl will guide you through all the regulations and requirements to ensure your move to the UK is as smooth as possible.

To be eligible for a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa, you need to prove that:

  • You have access to £200,000, or
  • You have access to £50,000 from an approved organisation such as UK Trade and Investment or a registered venture capitalist. However, you’ll still need to have access to the remaining £150,000.
  • You meet the English language requirement
  • You can provide for yourself and your family
  • You genuinely want to set up a viable business

You’ll initially be allowed to stay in the UK for 3 years and 4 months with an option for a 2 year extension.

After 3 years you’ll have the option for a fast-tracked settlement providing you meet certain requirements:

  • The business employs at least 10 employees, or
  • The business has a £5m turnover

Tier 1 Investor Visa

If you want to make a large investment in the UK, Pearl Accountants will guide you through all the regulations and requirements to ensure your investment goes as smoothly as possible.

To be eligible for a Tier 1 Investor Visa, you need to prove that:

  • You have access to £1m to invest in UK government bonds, share capital or loan capital in UK-registered companies.
  • You meet a minimum points threshold based on investment criteria

You’ll initially keep your Tier 1 Investor Visa status for 3 years and 4 months, with the option of a fast-tracked settlement after 3 years.

You won’t need a UK sponsor, nor are you required to meet English language requirements, to be eligible for a Tier 1 Investor Visa.

Getting your Tier 1 Visa

Pearl Accountants will guide you through all the regulations and make sure you meet the requirements to obtain a Tier 1 Visa.

We will:

  • Help you write a viable business plan
  • Ensure that your business idea meets the Entrepreneur Visa rules
  • Manage the company formation
  • Offer Pearl’s first-class accounting services to ensure your business is run as smoothly as possible
  • And more…

Get in touch

Get in touch with Pearl Accountants for a free initial consultation so we can learn about you and your requirements.

Accountants London
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