The Prospective Entrepreneur visa allows visitors to take part in meetings and discussions to obtain funding for their business and falls under the standard visa category. Once funding is secured they may apply for a Start-up or Innovator visa to remain in the UK as an entrepreneur.
The applicants must satisfy the Home Office that they are a genuine visitor and meet the following specific criteria.
There is no English language requirement for Prospective Entrepreneur Visa applicants, but they do have to meet this if they apply to switch to a Start-up or Innovator visa. This visa however does not permit to undertake paid or unpaid work, live in the UK for long periods of time through frequent visits, enter into a marriage/civil partnership or give notice for the same or claim public funds.
Our Immigration lawyers at City Legal have immense experience in handling prospective entrepreneur visa applications from all over the world. We can work with individuals to obtain necessary support letters from endorsement bodies and assist them to switch to business visas within 6 months of their entry to the UK. We are a multi award winning law firm and pride ourselves in being approachable, innovative and always going that extra mile to make sure our clients receive the individual attention they deserve. Our Immigration team maintains a high reputation and is committed to provide clear, transparent and reliable advice to our clients.