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The Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa is a great option for those who want to get a business idea off the ground. While it has recently been closed to new applicants, existing Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa holders will still be able to make an extension application at the end of their current visa. As you will no doubt know from your experience of making your original Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa application, the process put in place can be arduous. Arguably the process for extending a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa is just as tough! So, we have produced this article to help you in your quest to extend your Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa.
While many of the documents that you will need will be related directly to your business, there are some items that will be almost uniform across the board. The list below contains some of the more common items of documentary evidence that you will need to satisfy the requirements of the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa extension application process:
The vast majority of these criteria can be proved by documents you should have in your possession. Payroll data will be important, as will bank accounts. Donâ€™t forget - it is incumbent on you to prove you have met the eligibility criteria.
As with all current UK Visas and Immigration applications, the extension application for a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa will need to be made online. As well as entering all of the information required, you will also need to upload your documents (these can be done at your appointment if you do not have the facility to do this from home) and make an appointment at a UKVCAS service point to provide your biometric information for your Biometric Residence Permit. If you were unable to upload your documents from home, you will also be able to do that at the appointment.
At the end of your application, you will need to pay the fee (currently Â£1,277). Once your application has been lodged, you will then need to wait up to 8 weeks for a decision. This could be longer or shorter depending on if there are any issues that come up during the consideration of your application. If there are issues, you will be contacted by a member of UKVI staff who will let you know what they need.
The Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa and its extension process are very strict, and refusals are possible. There are a huge number of potential reasons for a refusal, but below we have laid out some of the more common reasons for a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa extension being refused:
There are, of course, many reasons why applications for Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa extensions are refused, but these are by far the most common.
If you need help with your Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa extension application then please get in touch. Our expert team of immigration lawyers can help you, no matter the circumstances. Our team has years of experience helping entrepreneurs to move to, and stay in, the UK. So, for more help and advice, call today for a free, no-obligation immigration consultation.
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