Business & investment Visas
The UK is a popular destination for business and commerce. It has one of the world’s largest economies, a fair legal system, world-renowned schools and universities, and a good standard of living and quality of life.
UK business and investment visas come in different types, appropriate for different situations. The Start-Up visa and Innovator visa are designed for entrepreneurs who want to set up and run a business in the UK, whereas the Representative of Overseas Business visa enables a migrant to run a business in the UK on behalf of their overseas employer.
The Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa, although now closed to new entrants, still enables entrepreneurs to extend their visas and apply for settlement if they qualify.
The Tier 1 Investor visa, on the other hand, is a pure investment visa, and the migrant does not have to carry out any work or get involved in running a business unless they want to.
These visas (with the exception of the Start-Up visa) offer a route to eventual settlement and potentially British citizenship.
The Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa is a route which enabled a migrant to come to or remain in the UK and set up and run a business or, in some cases, join an existing business and help run it.