So you may have been refused for a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa or a Tier 1 Investor Visa and now you are wondering what your next move should be. In this article we look at your options if you have been refused for a Tier 1 Visa and offer some practical advice for those who are stuck in this bad position.
We can offer a suite of options to help Tier 1 applicants with their applications or appeals and in this article we look at some of the most common issues that are faced when applying for a Tier 1 Visa. If you have already been turned down then this article is ideal for you and you should not do anything until you have read the article - it may save you a lot of time and money.
There are many reasons as to why an application for a visa may be rejected. Commonly it is an error with the application itself that is the cause of the issue and this is one of the principal reasons for using the services of an immigration specialist service like ours. Many errors could be stopped at the source if the application is checked over in advance. So if you haven't yet sent your application it may be the ideal time to have it checked over by an immigration specialist. Even the most basic clerical errors can be punished and as a general rule there is little leniency from the Home Office on errors made in applications.
If it is an application error, then you can often simply re-submit the amended application and then satisfy the requirements for the visa. If you would like your application to be checked over before you send it back then please get in touch and we can help to check it over. The Tier 1 visa routes are some of the most complicated and require applications to be absolutely accurate. Using a checking service, you can ensure that your application will not be turned down for a simple clerical error.
There are several other issues with these visas and it is better to look at them separately to see what the issues may be, below we investigate the two main Tier 1 Visa routes individually;
The main issue with the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa is convincing officials that you are a genuine entrepreneur. The very nature of entrepreneurialism means that the business will have some level of risk. There is no trading history and there is no existing business. Therefore it is vital that the business plan that is required by the application is as strong as possible and shows that there is a viable business proposition.
It pays to ensure that the business plan is as strong as possible. Many people turn to the internet to use a variety of templates to achieve this - but this is a huge mistake. A template can never be fully tailored to your business and any Home Office official will recognise a template very quickly. This will likely lead to a refusal and is best to be avoided. Use a proper agent to create your business plan and ensure that it is checked over to ensure suitability to your business.
With a Tier 1 Investor Visa, there may be some concern over the source of funding and it is important that you follow all of the rules on the sources of funding - importantly it is pertinent that they are available in a correctly recognised financial institution. This will normally need to be a UK based financial institution and it is wise to ensure that the funds are available to spend in the UK.
Other than these issues, as you will likely be aware, there are stringent conditions attached to both of these visas and generally you will either be eligible or you will not. For more information or to discuss your own case - please get in touch and we'll be delighted to help with your situation.
If you get in touch then we can help you to source a business plan for your business. Our business immigration solicitors are well used to helping entrepreneurs with their business plan and we can help to source an excellent one for your proposed business.
A business plan really is the key to success with the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa and we can help to ensure that it will look good to even the toughest Home Office official. So for more information on business plans please give us a call and we can help you to form a plan to suit your needs.
In some circumstances you may be able to appeal a decision if you think that it has been overly harsh or you have not had a fair hearing. If this is the case then please get in touch. We can advise you on whether you have grounds to appeal your decision and if you do then we can also help to put your case forward to an appeal.
For more information on appeals then please give us a call and we can begin to look at your case and see whether it is worth appealing the decision and if so then we can begin to start forming a strategy.
If you need any more help or advice on a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa or Tier 1 Investor Visa then please get in touch. Our experienced immigration solicitors can help with your case and can be a real help in your corner. So for more details or to get started then please get in touch today and we can start to work on your case.
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