The UK encourages those who can contribute to the British economy to come and work in the UK. At the centre of this policy are business people; entrepreneurs, investors and skilled workers who can come to work under business immigration visas. There's no singular band of general criteria which apply as there are specific conditions to fulfill for each type of business visa, and there are different options available depending on your status and your reason for coming to work in the UK.
Tier 1 (Investor) Visa
This business visa is available to those who wish to come and invest in the UK. The principle requirement is to have a minimum of £1,000,000 to invest. Of this, £750,000 must be invested in private companies or unit trusts and the other £250,000 can be invested how the visa applicant wishes. There are English language requirements to meet and conditions applied in respect of time spent in the UK, along with further eligibility criteria.
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Visa
This visa applies to those people who intend to come to the UK to begin a new business and run it. There are conditions to satisfy regarding how much money must be invested and again, further eligibility criteria to meet.
More options available for businesses
There are further options available to enable global migration for employees of international companies who need to work in the UK and the best way to find out which business immigration visa to apply for is to ask advice from specialist immigration visa solicitors from Oratto.
The solicitors are experts in the field of business immigration and are best placed to ensure your applications for business visas are as robust as possible.