TIER 1 - Entrepreneur
Tier 1 visas are for entrepreneurs and investors who are in possession of significant business funds to set up or invest in an existing UK business, university graduates with a business plan which has been endorsed by an appropriate organisation, and those who are internationally recognised as an exceptional talent in their field.
The Tier 1 categories are:
•Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa For people with at least £200K to invest in the UK by taking over or setting up a UK business.
•You can apply if you have access to £50,000 in investment funds from one or more of the following:
You can also apply if you’ve already invested £50,000 in a UK business. You must have invested the funds less than 12 months before you apply.
•Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa For people endorsed by the home office as a leader or emerging leader in the fields of science, humanities, engineering, medicine, digital technology or the arts.
•Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa For graduates of UK universities who are endorsed by their university or by the UK government's UK Trade and Investment department.
•Tier 1 (Investor) visa For people who have at least £2,000,000 to invest in an active UK company.
Tier 1 Entrepreneurs Dependents
To bring your family members as dependents (partner/children) you must show that you have sufficient funds to provide for them.