1. Overview

You can apply for a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa if:

You must have access to at least £50,000 investment funds to apply.


How much you pay for a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa depends on your situation, where you are and how you apply.

Who you’re applying for Apply online or by post Apply in person in the UK Apply in person outside the UK
You £1,093 £1,493 £874
You (if you’re from Croatia, Turkey or Macedonia) £1,038 £1,438 £819
All dependants £1,093 each person £1,493 each person £874 each person

How long you can stay

You can come to the UK with a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa for a maximum of 3 years and 4 months.

You can apply to extend this visa for another 2 years if you’re already in this category and 3 years if you’re switching to it from another category.

You may be able to apply for settlement (known as ‘indefinite leave to remain’) once you’ve been in the UK for 5 years.

What you can and can’t do

You can:

  • set up or take over the running of 1 business or more
  • bring family members with you

You can’t:

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