You may switch into a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa, if you meet the requirements. You may also switch out of the Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa status into another status, if you meet the requirements for the visa you wish to switch to.
If you already have permission to stay in the UK under any of the following categories, you can apply to Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) from inside the UK:
|Tier 1 (General)
Tier 1 (Investor)
Tier 1 (Post-study work)
Highly Skilled Migrant Programme
student re-sitting an examination
student writing up a thesis
work permit holder
|postgraduate doctor or dentist
writer, composer or artist
International Graduates Scheme (or its predecessor, the Science & Engineering Graduate Scheme)
Fresh Talent: Working in Scotland Scheme
If you are in a different immigration category, you will need to leave the UK and make your Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) application from abroad.
You can use our Application Checking Service to confirm that you have all the correct documents to submit your application.
You can use our free Tier 1 Entrepreneur points-based assessment service to calculate how many points you will score and one of our immigration advisors will be in touch to discuss your scoring for free or contact us to start your application. Alternatively, please contact one of our advisors to have your application completed from start to finish for you.
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