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Tier 1 Visas

Our specialist team provide straightforward, realistic advice that will assist with your Tier 1 visa application. Kidwells are able to complete the application process for you or simply advise on relevant content and documentation. Application costs are fixed, therefore you will have assurity from the outset of our service costs.

Who is it for?

Individuals who want to either set up or run a business in the UK

Who can apply for a Tier 1 visa?

Individuals from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland

In some circumstances individuals switching from either a Post Study worker visa or a Graduate Entrepreneur.

Eligibility Requirements?

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

  • N.B There are strict criteria to meet regarding disposable and investment funds which we explain to you in our first free initial consultation meeting.

The Individual must meet the English language requirements by passing an approved test or by having an academic qualification that was taught in English.

  • N.B There are a number of countries  whose nationals will be exempt from the English language test which we will discuss at the outset.

The individual must show that they meet the personal maintenance requirements to cover their own cost of living while residing in the UK.

How long can you stay?

You can come to the UK with a Tier 1 visa for a maximum of 3 years and 4 months. However, you can apply to extend this depending on  reaching certain criteria. You may also be able to apply for indefinite leave once you’ve been in the UK for five years.


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