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For the purposes of meeting the five-year ‘continuous residence’ requirement for settlement under the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) category, can an applicant rely on time spent as a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur)?

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Published on LexisPSL on 19/02/2019

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  • For the purposes of meeting the five-year ‘continuous residence’ requirement for settlement under the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) category, can an applicant rely on time spent as a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur)?

For the purposes of meeting the five-year ‘continuous residence’ requirement for settlement under the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) category, can an applicant rely on time spent as a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur)?

If an applicant wishes to apply for leave to remain in a different immigration category to their current grant of leave, this is known as ‘switching’. The Immigration Rules for each immigration category set out the immigration categories from which switching is permitted. See Practice Note: Extensions, switching and varying existing applications.

An applicant with leave to remain as a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) is permitted to switch to the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) category. See Practice Note: Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)—summary and resources.

The requirements for settlement are set out in set out in Immigration

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