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.

Fees

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 outside the UK
You £1,093 £874
You (if you’re from Croatia, Turkey or Macedonia) £1,038 £819
All dependants £1,093 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:

You can’t:

  • do any work outside your business, eg work where you’re employed by another business
  • get public funds