Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)—summary and resources
Produced in partnership with Gillian McCall of Richmond Chambers
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)—summary and resources

The following Immigration practice note Produced in partnership with Gillian McCall of Richmond Chambers provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)—summary and resources
  • Initial applications
  • Initial applications made before 29 March 2019
  • Extension applications
  • Job creation—'settled workers’
  • Job creation—the equivalent of two new roles: initial applications made on and after 6 April 2014
  • Job creation—the equivalent of two new roles: initial applications made before 6 April 2014
  • Job creation—each period of leave
  • Job creation—net increase in employment
  • Job creation—real-time full payment submissions
  • More...

The Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) category closed to new entrants on 29 March 2019. The only individuals who can now enter this category are those who have or have had leave in the last 12 months in the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) category, or in the Start-up category having previously held leave in the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) category. Individuals in this position can make applications for entry clearance or leave to remain until 5 July 2021. For more information on the closure of the route, see News Analysis: Exploring the implications of the sudden closure of the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) route.

Individuals who have already entered the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) category can continue to hold leave in the category and will be able to make extension applications until 5 April 2023 and settlement applications until 5 April 2025. For those who have switched from the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) or Start-up categories (where relevant), the deadline to make their extension application will be 5 July 2025 and indefinite leave to remain (ILR) applications can be made until 5 July 2027.

The Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) route is for people who wish to set up, join or take over a business or businesses in the UK. This can be done as a sole trader, or within a partnership or UK-registered company structure. This Practice Note includes a summary

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