Tier 1 Entrepreneur Extensions
The Tier 1 Entrepreneur route has been closed for new applications since 29 March 2019. In order to set up or run a business in the UK, it is now possible to apply for a Start-up visa or an Innovator visa that effectively replaced the entrepreneur route. Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa extensions can be applied until 5 April 2023 and applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain can be made until 5 April 2025.
Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa extension requirements
The current Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa holders when applied for extension may be interviewed as part of the application process. The genuine entrepreneur interview is normally conducted by the Home Office to ensure that the applicant has genuinely invested the money in a business operating in the UK and understands their role in the business. We have also seen on some occasions, the Home Office compliance team undertaking a visit to the applicant’s business premises. The application, if successful, allows the entrepreneurs to remain in the UK for a further 2 years, after which they can apply for settlement in the UK.