|Changes to the Immigration Rules â€“ March 2019
|09 Mar, 2019
Changes to the Immigration Rules â€“ March 2019 -
Start-up visa ; Innovator visa; Investor visa; EU Settlement Scheme; Tier 2 salary levels; Statelessness; For further queries WhatsApp 00447931242466 ; Email - uk @liie.co.uk
The Graduate Entrepreneur route will be closed to new applicants as of 6 July 2019.
Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) applications can therefore continue to be made until 5 July 2019.
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) is also dead â€” this time from 29 March 2019. The immigration minister says that the route â€śhas a long tail of low quality projects which contribute little or nothing to the wider UK economyâ€ť.
In place of the entrepreneur comes the innovator:
The Innovator category is intended for more experienced businesspeople. As well as an endorsement, applicants will need ÂŁ50,000 to invest in their business from any legitimate source (reduced from ÂŁ200,000 for most applicants in the current Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) category). The funding requirement will be waived for those switching from the Start-up category who have made significant achievements against their business plans. The category may lead to settlement in the UK.
There are significant changes to the Tier 1 (Investor) route from 29 March 2019.