Business Immigration to the UK Investors & Entrepreneurs
KrishMorgan immigration solicitors in London provide clear and strategic immigration advice, which is tailored for your situation. We will guide you through the complex documentary requirements and assist you from start to finish with your application with an outcome.
Tier 1: Investors
You should consider the Tier 1 Investor visa if you have at least £2 million to invest and wish to make the UK your home.
Investor status confers a great deal of freedom in the UK and can lead to accelerated settlement depending on the amount invested. The Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa (see below) requires an individual to be engaged full time in the running of the business. The Tier 1 UK Investor visa places no such restriction but still allows an individual to establish a business or take employment (subject to restrictions for doctors and professional sportspeople).
Approval is initially given for a period of 3 years and 4 months if applying from outside the UK, or 3 years if applying from within the UK. Depending upon the amount you invest, you could qualify for settlement after 2, 3 or 5 years.
Tier 1: Entrepreneurs
We have assisted a number of Entrepreneur Visa clients from many different countries. We take the time to understand your business needs and accordingly offer advice.
Entrepreneurs are those who wish to set up and run a business in the UK. Entrepreneurs applying in this immigration route need to have access to either £50,000 or £200,000 in investment funds.
Applying under the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) route depends on your current UK immigration status.
You can only apply from outside the UK if you have access to £200,000 in investment.
We can also assist with additional services required by the terms of the visa. This includes:
(a) Company Formation
(b) Assisting with business plan drafting
(c) Sourcing a suitable accountant
(d) Assessing your business ideas against the Entrepreneur Visa rules and genuine entrepreneur test
Please contact us if you require more information on our immigration services.
Visas based on Employment
Tier 2 Visas
The Tier 2 visa is now one of the most important entry routes into the United Kingdom for skilled workers who are citizens of countries outside of the European Economic Area. In all cases, if you are applying for entry under this visa scheme you MUST be in possession of a job offer and a Certificate of Sponsorship from a UK employer with a valid Tier 2 sponsorship licence. You must fulfil the requirements of the particular Tier 2 visa for which you are applying.
Tier 2 has two categories:
To qualify for inclusion under the Tier 2 (General) or the Tier 2 (Intra Company Transfer) visa, a job must require a skill level of S/NVQ level 3 or above as indicated in the codes of practice relevant to the sector and to the job.
Tier 5 visa
This visa allows you an entry to work in the UK in a number of different circumstances. If you are from one of the small number of countries whose nationals can come under the ‘Youth Mobility Scheme’, you can gain entry without a job offer through UK work visa. For a number of the other Tier 5 visa categories, you must have a job offer from a licensed sponsor and you must pass a points-based assessment.
You are not a British Citizen or a citizen of the EU country, you may need an entry clearance before you travel to the UK.
You should apply for a UK visitor visa at the UK Mission in the country where you are normally and legally a resident. You should plan to apply for your travel visa well in advance of your proposed travel date. Some travel visas may be processed in 24 hours, but others may take longer, especially in cases where an interview is required. The process could take up to several weeks.
Once you have a valid UK travel visa, you should be allowed entry to the UK on arrival unless your circumstances have changed, you gave false information, or you did not tell the entry clearance officer important facts when you applied for your visa. The final decision, however, rests with the immigration officer at the UK port of arrival.
We are expert in preparing sponsorship declarations and documentations on behalf of clients who want to bring their family members, friends, business partners, etc.
Held in Airport and Visa cancellation at arrival
Even though you may have been granted a visa overseas or in the UK, the immigration officers at the UK airports have the authority to check and cancel your visa. They have the authority to cancel the visa if they are satisfied that the circumstances of your application has changed or your intention of entering the UK is for some other purposes other than what was originally declared at the time of the application. In most cases the immigration officers can cancel your visa and deny entry to the UK at the port.
We are experts in dealing with these types of cases and in most cases we are able to achieve remedy for our clients. In airport detention cases your timing is important as the UK Border Agency officers will try to send you back in 24 hours or in the next available flight if they don’t receive any intention to challenge the decisions. So if you have visa problems at the airports, act fast or you will be on your way back without setting your foot outside the UK airport.
If you are detained in airports contact us at 02086849840 or 07817503098 and one of our solicitors will assist you.
Same day UK Visa applications
Call us at 02086849840 OR 07817503098
Some UK visas can take months to be processed by UK Immigration by applying through post. Or you may have to attend in person at the public enquiry office in different parts of UK.
We have expert advisers who can if you are already in the UK, submit your visa application and get it processed on the same day! Call us at 02086849840 or 07817503098.
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