Tier 1 Services
If you wish to apply for a Tier 1 visa, you can get in touch. Our experienced lawyers will assist you and provide you with legal representation during the entire duration of the application. , we can help you successfully apply for a Tier 1 Investor Visa, a Tier 1 Graduate Visa, a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa, and a Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa.
These high-value visa categories are designed for investors, entrepreneurs and highly skilled persons. You do not need a job offer before applying for a Tier 1 visa. However, meeting requirements can be challenging. Some require a well developed detailed business plan, and access to investment funds in sums of up to GBP 2 million.
Tier 1 services offered at Optimus Law include
- Excellent consultation services – If you wish to know your best option, get in touch for a consultation, one of our lawyers will take you through the options available to you, the pros and cons of each, and ultimately, which route is most suited to your needs.
- Filing Application and all needed documentation – We will ensure that all applications are filled correctly and submitted on this. We will make certain that you have all the relevant supplementary documents as in regards to UK immigration laws
- Interview, and business plans preparation – A good business plan and solid interview preparation can be the difference between having your application refused or approved. While you may be well versed in drafting and writing business plans, which provide potential investors with, clear-cut goals; this is unlikely to impress Home Office officials. Tier 1 Visa application business plan must be written to convince Home Office officials that you are ready to and can successfully invest in the UK markets. Interview preparation is also crucial. You need to be conversant with the application, and the business plan. We at Optimus Law can help ensure you are ready for the interview and you have an exceptional business plan.
- Ensuring that applicants are fully prepared – The requirements for Tier 1 Visas are rigorous and difficult to meet. This is because the visa categories are designed for high-value individuals born outside the EEA and Switzerland. Immigration laws can be complicated and plentiful. Navigating through these legal quagmires can be a nightmare if you lack the right guidance. Here at Optimus Law, we will ensure your application is completed in a timely and orderly manner, and you are well prepared. This will give you the best chance of successfully gaining entry into the UK.
Is the point system used for Tier 1 Visas?
The point-based system is used in most of the visa applications in Tier 1 Visa categories such as the Tier 1 Investor Visa, Tier 1 Graduate Visa, Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa, and the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa. Applicants need to score a particular amount of points to have their application approved. For instance, if you wish to apply for an Entrepreneur Visa, you need to score 95 points. While if you wish to apply for the Investor Visa, you have to score 75 points.
What is the Genuine Entrepreneur Test?
Introduced in January 2013 by the Home Office, this test is designed to separate false applicants from genuine applicants. The test is supposed to determine the credibility and validity of applications. Home Office officials scrutinise the entrepreneur’s qualifications, experience in the markets they wish to invest in, immigration history and other associated information. The source of funds, the credulity and validity of the entrepreneur’s market research and business plan are considered.
While the Genuine Entrepreneur Test effective at spotting false applicants, it can also eliminate genuine applicants who may not have adequately prepared. Contact us, if you have any concerns about passing the Genuine Entrepreneur Test.
How do I prove I have access to funds?
Several of the Tier 1 Visa categories require that you have access to investment funds, which you plan to invest in the UK. The applications usually need two sources of documentation from regulated financial institutions showing that you have access to funds needed. These documentations can include but not limited to bank statements and official tax returns.
How Can Optimus Law Help?
With the UK still leading the way in terms of foreign investments in Europe, there has never been a more rewarding time to invest in the UK economy. By acquiring the right legal services, and submitting applications and all included documents punctiliously, foreign investors and entrepreneurs can profit in the lucrative UK market.
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