UK Tier 1 Visa

UK Tier 1 Visa Entrepreneur


The Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa category is for those who want to invest in the United Kingdom by setting up or taking over a business, and being actively involved in the running of one or more businesses in the United Kingdom.

The Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa allows individuals to make an investment of up to £200,000 into a UK business. The Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa is the first step UK Permanent Residency, which can open up doors to a great standard of life in the United Kingdom. Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) is part of the points-based system, which is for migrants from outside Europe.

For your TIER 1 (Entrepreneur) application to be successful, you must score a total of 95 points and meet all the other requirements of the Immigration Rules.

To attain the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa, you must:

  • have £200,000 available to invest
  • score a total 95 points
  • become a director in a UK business
  • speak an adequate level of English
  • be able to support themselves financially
  • meet the English language ability requirements


If you wish to enter the UK under Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa, or to switch into Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) from another immigration category, please read below on how you can score points.

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You score 25 points if:

  • You have access to not less than 200,000.
  • 1 or more registered venture capital firms regulated by the Financial Services Authority;
  • 1 or more UK entrepreneurial seed funding competitions listed as endorsed on the UK Trade and Investment website, or
  • 1 or more UK government departments, which have made the funds available for the specific purpose of establishing or expanding a UK business.

You score 25 points if:

  • These funds are held in 1 or more regulated financial institutions.

You score 25 points if:

  • These funds are disposable (free to spend) in the UK.


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You score 10 points if you can speak English to the required standard.


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  • You can score 10 points if you can show that you have enough money to support yourself while you are in the United Kingdom.
  • You must ensure to submit all the necessary documents with your application and may have to satisfy certain health and character requirements as well for this visa category.




With Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa, you:

  • can start up your own business in UK
  • can apply for permanent residency within 5 years
  • can gain access to education & healthcare system
  • bring family or dependents to UK
  • live and work anywhere in the UK
Government Charges
Outside the UK (Entry Clearance)
Inside the UK (FLR)
Govt. Main Application Fee
GBP 800
GBP 1000
This fee includes the visa applicant only
Govt. Partner Application Fee
GBP 800
GBP 500/1000
This fee includes the visa for main applicant and partner only
Govt. Child Application Fee
GBP 800
GBP 500/1000
This fee includes the visa for main applicant and child only
OTHER COSTS (If Applicable)
Medical Examination
Variable(Depending upon the type of Medical Test and Examination required)
This fee is payable for the application and must be paid directly to the doctor conducting your examination.
Character Clearance (Police Check)
This fee is payable to the police authorities in the countries where you have lived for 12 months or more.
Certification/Translation of documents
Payable to the Translator
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)