If you've been unsuccessful with your application for a Tier 1 entrepreneur visa then it may be time to consider your options. With a refusal rate of around 50%, the Tier 1 entrepreneur visa is one of the hardest to attain of the UK's visa routes. The reason for this is generally a lack of strong preparation and planning. As one of the more generous routes, it is heavily applied for and checked judiciously by immigration officials. It is by no means shameful if you have been denied a visa, but what do you do next?
A rejection is by no means the end of the story and the appeals process is an option if you feel that you may have been turned down unfairly. If you are considering an appeal then you may want to give us a call first. Our specialist immigration lawyers can help to manage your case and be in your corner to ensure that you have the best chance of winning your appeal. It is very hard to win through appeal and having a lawyer in your corner may be the difference maker.
Having dealt with many appeals we can ensure that you have everything you need to give you the best chance of success ensuring that anything that needs highlighting is done so and coaching you to help get you over the line.
The UK has alternatives to the Tier 1 entrepreneur route and these would generally take you down the Tier 2 route and be needing to be sponsored. While it isn't ideal, the Tier 2 general migration route does offer a chance to still move to the UK but places restrictions on what you can do in the country.
Though it does give you time to try again for a Tier 1 entrepreneur visa should you still have your funding in place and also allow you to build up a network of contacts in the UK while still working for your sponsor. This is a potential best of both world's situation and is a good option for those looking to move to the UK and start to at least get a foothold in the country.
As specialist immigration lawyers, we are well placed to ensure that you have all the support you need no matter which route you choose to follow. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff will be there with you every step of the way and will work hard to ensure that your application is as good as it can possibly be.
So if you are looking for advice on immigration whether it be visas or any other immigration matter, get in touch and one of our specialists will take you through our range of solutions that were designed for a wide range of customers. So get in touch and see what we can do for you.