The Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Category will be closing on 29th March 2019 to all new applicants and will be replaced by ‘Start Up’ and ‘Innovator’ categories. Applicants who previously entered under the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) category will be able to extend their stay under the previous rules until 5th April 2023 and also apply for settlement until 5th April 2025.
There will also be changes to the Tier 1 (Investor) Scheme for all new applicants applying from 29th March 2019. The changes include: applicants being required to establish that they have held the investments funds of £2 million for at least two years (as opposed to the previous 90 days) and investments in UK Government Bonds are no longer being permitted.
Transitional arrangements will continue to be in place for applicants who entered the scheme before 29th March 2019 and the same rules will continue to apply to them for extension applications until 5th April 2023 and until 5th April 2025 for settlement applications.
Please contact our private immigration team for further information on 033 3772 0409.
Our Business Immigration Team have assisted a number of High Net worth applicants and their families relocate to the UK for investment and business purposes.
We understand that for most investors and entrepreneurs the decision to relocate especially with your family to the UK can be life-changing, The UK remains a popular jurisdiction for high net worth individuals and their families, due its political and financial stability, proximity to other EU states and its renowned education system with some of the most prestigious private schools and universities in the world.
Whether you are a high net worth individual seeking to invest or an entrepreneur seeking to establish a business in the UK our professional expertise and personal approach will ensure that your visa process runs (stress free) smoothly and expeditiously.
We also assist with all personal UK immigration matters, including:
Our team consists of members with extensive language skills ranging from, Arabic, Russian, Japanese, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), French, Spanish and German.
Our goal is to make the immigration process for individuals and businesses simpler, clearer and transparent with coherent expert advice.
Duncan Law Solicitors is ranked as a leading firm in private immigration matters by renowned Legal Directory body The Legal 500, which has the following to say about the firm:
“[Duncan Lewis Solicitors] advises SME clients on sponsorship license applications under the PBS, as well as on immigration strategy and compliance. It also advises high-net-worth individuals from Asia, the Middle East and Russia on Tier 1 and investor visas… Ayan Yalchin advises on Tier 1, 2, 4 and 5 applications. Vicash Ramkissoon is “friendly and experienced” and advises on international businesses and high-net-worth individuals on complex Tier 1, 2 and 4 applications.”