Graduate Entrepreneur Visa

The Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa programme allowed business people with between £50,000 and £200,000 in funds available for investment to enter the UK to establish or take over a UK business or businesses.

The Tier 1 category was closed to new applicants on 29 March 2019. This has been replaced by the new UK Innovator visa scheme.

However, the current holders of the Tier 1 category can apply to extend their leave until 5th April 2023 and apply for settlement until 5th April 2025.

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We value your time. After the consultation, we will let you know what the next steps are. We will request the documents we need, and only call you when necessary. We are proactive, will update you on your case as soon as we have any news so that you don’t need to call, meaning you can rest assured that no actions are needed from your side.

We haven’t forgotten about you, but we believe you’d rather spend time doing something that really matters than on the phone with a lawyer.

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Business Immigration Business Immigration

At Sterling Law, we understand how challenging it may be to navigate UK immigration law, especially when you have a company to look after.

It is why we offer you full end-to-end support. Whether you are looking to relocate your company, become self-employed, apply for a Sponsor Licence to hire foreign workers, or check if your business is fully compliant with immigration requirements.

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Tier 1 Investor Visa Tier 1 Investor Visa

Aliya Rimshelis, Corporate Immigration Lawyer at Sterling Law, has reached a successful result in a complex Tier 1 Investor visa application.

As a result of her efforts, our client from Kazakhstan together with his unmarried partner and their four young children were all successfully granted entry clearance to the UK under the Tier 1 Investor visa.

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Start-up Visa Start-up Visa

WHO IS IT FOR?

Both Start-up and Innovator visa are open to everyone looking to set up a business in the UK for the first time.

Start-up is initially granted for 2 years which allows you to develop your business idea and switch to the Innovator category later on.

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Innovator Visa Innovator Visa

Both Start-up and Innovator visa are open to everyone looking to set up a business in the UK for the first time.

The Innovator category is suitable for more experienced applicants who perhaps already run a company or have managerial experience.

Innovator visa is granted for 3 years with opportunity to extend indefinitely (given you meet certain criteria).

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