You can contact us if you are seeking legal help and assistance from UK immigration solicitors in London, Manchester or Birmingham in relation to your application for switching from Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur to Tier 1 Entrepreneur from inside the UK and our team of immigration law solicitors will provide you with fast, friendly, reliable, and professional legal services for your application.

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Ask a question to our expert immigration solicitors for free advice online for switching from Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur to Tier 1 Entrepreneur by completing our enquiry form and one of our immigration solicitors will answer your question as soon as possible.

What Is The Switching Criteria For Switching From Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur To Tier 1 Entrepreneur?

If you’re already in the UK you may be able to switch to a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa if:

  • you’re on a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa
  • you switched to a Start-up visa from a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa for your second year

You must meet the eligibility requirements for a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa. You must have:

  • £50,000 in funds to spend in the UK
  • a viable business plan

English Language Requirement

The applicant must have English proficiency level at level B1. Most applicants switching from Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur to Tier 1 Entrepreneur would have completed UK degree course which will satisfy the English language requirement.

Maintenance Funds

  • The applicant must have at least £945;
  • If a main applicant and their partner or children are applying at the same time, there must be enough maintenance funds in total, as required for all the applications, otherwise all the applications will be refused;
  • The funds must have been held in the account for a consecutive 90 days;
    ending no earlier than 31 days before the date of application.

Why Sunrise Solicitors For Switching From Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa To Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with application for switching into Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa from inside the UK. The quality of our service is self-evident from the reviews of our clients about the service provided by our immigration solicitors.

How We Can Help With Your Application For Switching Into Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa?

We can represent you in your application for switching into Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa from inside the UK and do all the work until a decision is made by the Home Office UKVI on your Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa application. Our work will include:

  • assessing your business plan;
  • advising you on the relevant requirements, laws and procedures applicable to your application for switching into Entrepreneur visa;
  • advising you on the relevant documents to be submitted in support of your application for switching into Entrepreneur visa;
  • assessing the documents to be submitted in support of your application and discussing the same with you;
  • advising you on the weaknesses and strengths of your application;
  • completing online application form;
  • submitting an online application, paying the UKVI fee for the application and Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) on your behalf and booking an appointment with the application centre of the Sopra Steria for you to attend the application centre for the verification of the documents and enrolment of biometrics;
  • preparing a cover letter explaining in detail how all the relevant requirements of the application for switching into Entrepreneur visa are being satisfied, in particular, addressing the potential issue of the genuineness of the applicant as an Entrepreneur;
  • preparing you for a possible interview with the Home Office, UKVI in relation to your application and discussing possible questions which the Home Office, UKVI may ask during the interview; and
  • doing all the follow-up work on your application until a decision is received from the Home Office, UKVI.

How Much Sunrise Solicitors Charge For Switching From Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur To Tier 1 Entrepreneur?

  • We will charge you a fee from £1,500 + VAT for our professional immigration services in relation to your application for switching into Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa from inside the UK. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • We will charge an additional fee from £300 (no VAT) for each dependant who is applying at the same time along with the main applicant.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your matter, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and rest of the fee can be paid by monthly instalments.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office, UKVI on the application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee etc.

How Much Is The Home Office UKVI Fee For Switching From Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur To Tier 1 Entrepreneur?

The Home Office UKVI fee for switching into Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa from inside the UK is £1277. Additionally, the applicant will also have to pay a fee of £19.20 towards biometrics enrolment fee.

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