Thursday, 29 March 2018

Business plan writing service for a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa - from a firm of experienced Immigration Entrepreneurs!

Business plan is a compulsory requirement for initial Entrepreneur visa applications. Over the past several years we’ve been dealing with the Entrepreneur visa applications for our clients. As a part of each application, we have to read client’s business plan, ask to make changes and generally, to include the information relevant to the Entrepreneur visa rules as well as based on the questions a client may be asked at an interview (from our experience of clients’ visa interviews).

Our experience allowed us to develop an approach to creating the business plans from a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa point of view. Instead of using standard templates, we focus on what the visa officers want to see, i.e. on what a migrant will be required to do while holding this visa: investment of £50,000 or £200,000 and what your client is going to spend it on. For example, paying yourself a salary is not counted, yet it is very common for clients to do this.   

Another example will be including a plan of creating 2 jobs and that they will be for ‘settled’ people. Most business plans we see do not mention these 2 jobs at all, yet it is a common question at a visa interview, so we think it is a good idea to include it and add employer’s National Insurance contributions to the calculation. 

We also advise to explain your business idea in simple and plain language. For instance, there is no benefit in adding many technical IT terms because the visa officers are not IT professionals, yet they have to understand your business idea. If you can explain it to us, we can explain to the UK Visas & Immigration. Finally, we advise to treat it like a CV but for a business. Too many CVs contain information designed to make the applicant look ‘clever’, yet fall apart once an interviewer starts asking questions about it. The Home Office staff do read the business plan and may ask questions!  

A typical business plan takes 4 weeks to prepare but we always try to accommodate clients’ urgent requests and do it as soon as possible.

For more info or for what’s included in a typical plan, please visit: http://www.1st4immigration.com/business-plan-writing.php or contact us: info@1st4immigration.comWe respond emails on the same working day!


1st 4Immigration Ltd, authorised by the OISC, ref 200800152. We operate at the highest Level 3 of expertise. Office address: 68 King William Street, City of London, London, EC4M 7DZ.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Indefinite Leave is not ‘indefinite’!

Certainly not as indefinite as most people think. This post is of vital importance to those who have secured an Indefinite Leave to Remain (permanent residency status) in the UK and who are thinking of relocating abroad or taking a job abroad. You will lose your ILR if you leave the UK for more than 2 years in a row and will have to start all over again in the future. Indefinite Leave can be lost, and many lose it, as a result of being away for more than 2 years, such as working in Australia, USA or the Middle East etc.

What’s the solution? First to apply for British Citizenship, then to go. Please note we say ‘to apply’ and not ‘to get’. In other words, assuming you meet the requirements and can provide the right documents (which we can advise on), your application for Citizenship is based on the time before the date of application, not after. So, you can apply and then take a job offer abroad because your absences will be counted up to the date of application, not the date of decision.

Once you have an approval, you could come back to the UK for a citizenship ceremony where you would be given a certificate. You become British with that certificate, not with a passport. Once you are a British citizen, you could leave the UK for as long as you wish without losing that status. Not to mention that with a British passport you will be able to work in any EU country!

PS Those applying for an ILR recently may have noticed that a biometric card (while saying Indefinite) is valid until 31.12.2024. This is not a mistake and the card will have to be renewed after 31.12.2024, meaning another application, another application, fee (but no need to qualify again like for the 1st ILR). Unless of course you become British by then.


For individual advice or to make an application please contact us: info@1st4immigration.com or visit: http://www.1st4immigration.com. We respond emails on the same working day!

1st 4Immigration Ltd, authorised by the OISC, ref 200800152. We operate at the highest Level 3 of expertise. Office address: 68 King William Street, City of London, London, EC4M 7DZ.



If you are an Immigration Adviser or a Solicitor please visit our immigration Training and CPD website: www.1st4immigration.com/training

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Fast UK / British passport renewal for Easter Holidays! Submission within 2 working days. Renewal, replacement of lost passport, and a 2nd valid passport for frequent business travellers.

Multi Travel Visas, a prominent UK visa company in the City of London, can assist with renewing a UK passport using fast service at the Passport Office in London, with the authorisation from you as per the government requirements. We can usually submit passport applications within  2 working days.

We can also help if for some reason you are unable to apply yourself. If you don't have time to travel to a Passport Office yourself we can apply on your behalf (you don't have to come to London). If you are living/working abroad you can courier documents to our London office and we can submit them promptly for same-day service. This includes if your passport has run out of pages or if you need to renew not only yours but also/or your child's passport urgently.  Example: British expats living or working in the USA, the Middle East, Asia and Europe.  

Passport renewal: we can renew your adult passport on same-day service or 1 week service, with applications submitted as soon as next 1 - 2 working days. You can also ask for a ‘Jumbo’ passport (48 pages instead of the standard 32), handy if you travel frequently outside the UK and your passport is full of stamps – it will take much longer for your passport to run out of pages. 

Replacement of a lost or stolen passport: we can submit promptly, as above, but replacements are only processed on 1 week service at the Passport Office. 

2nd valid passport for frequent business travellers: this is possible within the timing of normal urgent services, here your employer has to provide a letter confirming you have to travel frequently for work and you need a 2nd passport to travel while your 1st one is used to apply for visas.

Foreign travel visas: Russia (including invitations, ie visa support), China, India, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan and others. If you have a British passport but work abroad we can still process a visa application here in London. For example, if you are working abroad far from a capital city in that country, and cannot go to the Embassies, then you could courier your documents to us and we’d submit to the Embassies in the UK.  

Contact us now: 0871 472 1468. Email info@multitravelvisas.co.uk , we reply on the same working day! Web-site: http://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk/same-day-british-passport-renewal.php  with the visa requirements and clients' feedbacks. Calls to 0871 number cost £0.10 per minute, emails are free.

Our office is based in the City of London, near Monument station. Also close Bank, Liverpool Street and London Bridge. Within easy reach by DLR from Canary Wharf. 

Monday, 26 March 2018

What's next after Tier 4 Student Visa? Options.

If you currently have a UK Tier 4 Student visa, you must be wondering what to do after completing your course. We have a dedicated webpage on our website: http://www.1st4immigration.com/whats-next-after-tier-4.php

Please note: below is only a simplified summary. For individual advice please book our Advice Session, which can be conducted over email or face-to-face at our office in the City of London.


Option 1: Tier 2 (General) sponsored work visa.

You need to be offered employment by a licensed Sponsor (employer) and a Certificate of Sponsorship. There is no need for the employer to advertise your job. Minimum skill level NQF6, minimum salary £20800 or as on the Code of Practice, whichever is higher. More on salaries on our post here: http://1st4immigration-visas.blogspot.ru/2018/01/whats-next-after-tier-4-student-visa.html

The outcome is a visa for up to 3 years (can be longer but the rules will be stricter than above). You can only work for your sponsor. Same-day service – Yes, and this is something we regularly assist with!


Option 2: another Tier 4 Student visa.

You may wish to continue your studies in the UK, for which you’d need a new CAS. There has to be academic progression, such as from Bachelor to Master. Beware: there is an overall limit of the number of years you can spend studying in the UK. The new visa duration will be based on the duration of your new course. Same-day service – Yes, and again this is something we regularly assist with: http://www.1st4immigration.com/same-day-visa-premium-service.php


Option 3: Tier 1 (Entrepreneur). 

For those with entrepreneurial spirit and access to £200000 in funds which can be yours or can be provided by the family or unrelated sponsor/lender. You will have to start a new business or to join/buy an existing business in the UK. You will have to apply from outside the UK unless you have £50000 from the specified sources (a UK government department, for example). You also need a good business plan that covers Entrepreneur-specific requirement, such as creating jobs for the settled workers. The most important – and most overlooked - component in this category is “genuineness”, You have to genuinely intend to run a business in the UK. You have to look (on paper and at the interview) as reasonably able to do so.

Admittedly, this option is not for the faint-hearted! Fortunately, we have vast experience of successful applications and we also help with the business plans, using our own unique approach based on our immigration law practice. We also have our very own original series 10 Weeks of Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa tips: http://1st4immigration-visas.blogspot.ru/search/label/10%20weeks%20of%20UK%20Entrepreneur%20visa%20tips


Option 4: Spouse/Partner Visa.

A very popular route! You have to be married to a British citizen (or to someone with permanent residency status). You can also qualify as an unmarried partner if you have lived together for 2 years. There is a strict Financial Requirement (£18600) but if you meet it, you could switch while in the UK and then work without restrictions. Same-day service – Yes, and we assist with such applications on the daily basis! You can find more on our website, Spouse Visa page: http://www.1st4immigration.com/spouse-partner-visas-5-year-route.php)


Option 5: Visa as a family member of a European /EEA citizen. 

Similar to the previous option but based on the marriage or relationship with an EU/EEA citizen (but not a UK citizen). This option will be subject to Brexit but at the moment the Rules remain the same as before the Brexit vote. There is no strict Financial requirement but your European partner has to meet certain requirements. The outcome is a visa for 5 years and allows to work without restrictions. The downside in this otherwise very good option is postal submission (no same-day service) available) and may take up to 6 months. You can find more on our website, Family members of European EU/EEA citizens page: http://www.1st4immigration.com/family-members-visas.php


Option 6: Dependent visa. 

If your spouse/partner has a UK visa, such as Tier 2 or Tier 1, you can switch to a visa ”dependent” on theirs. Your visa will be for as long as the main visa holder’s. Same-day service – Yes!


Last but not least – Legal Residence of 10 years.

Here you can combine all UK visa types, as long as you can show 10 years of continuous legal residence. There are extensive rules on what constitutes “continuous” and “legal” and there are very strict rules on absences from the UK, but if you are able to satisfy them – you may be able to qualify for permanent residency! Same-day service – Yes!



For individual advice or to make an application please contact us: info@1st4immigration.com or visit: http://www.1st4immigration.com. We respond emails on the same working day and have almost 100% success rate!

1st 4Immigration Ltd, authorised by the OISC, ref 200800152. We operate at the highest Level 3 of expertise. Office address: 68 King William Street, City of London, London, EC4M 7DZ.

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Travel visas to India, China, Saudi Arabia, other countries. Russian visas and invitations.

Multi Travel Visas Ltd is working with the various foreign Embassies and visa centres in London and can assist with a travel visa in the promptly manner.

CHINESE VISA: processing time 3 - 4 working days.

RUSSIAN VISA and INVITATION: business and tourist visas on next-day service or 1-week service. We have a Russian-speaking member of staff to process and read visa invitations. We also provide instant tourist vouchers (known as visa support or visa invitation).  

SAUDI ARABIAN VISA: turnaround 3 - 4 working days. We can also advise on the relevant invitations.

INDIAN VISA: Same-day business visa as well as a business or tourist visa within 1 week. Indian visa is valid for minimum of 6 months, so you can apply well in advance!

Contact us now: 0871 472 1468 or email info@multitravelvisas.co.uk . We reply emails promptly and always on the same working day! Calls to 0871 number cost £0.13 per minute plus your provider’s charge. Web-site: www.multitravelvisas.co.uk with the visa requirements and clients' testimonials.

Our office is based in the City of London near Monument tube station. Also close Bank, Liverpool Street and London Bridge. Within easy reach by DLR from Canary Wharf. 

Friday, 23 March 2018

Fast Schengen visa for Easter Holidays - often without biometrics

Multi Travel Visas, a prominent UK visa company in the City of London, can assist you with Schengen visas to Europe through France or Germany that allow travel to all of the Schengen area. French visas take only 4 working days for most nationals and as an accredited agency, Multi Travel Visas can provide appointments much earlier than public appointments.

You can apply as early as 3 months before date of travel.

If your Schengen visa stamp shows "VIS" and was issued after March 2016, it means that biometric data has already been collected. In such case, within a 5 year period, we can simply apply on your behalf without you having to go in person to a visa centre or a consulate.

We can submit French Business visa applications any day without appointments.

Contact us now: email info@multitravelvisas.co.uk, we reply on the same day! Website: www.multitravelvisas.co.uk with the visa requirements and clients' feedbacks. Phone 0871 472 1468 or 07795471483 or text (calls to 0871 number cost £0.10 per minute).

Our office is located in the City of London, near Monument station, also close to Bank, Liverpool Street and London Bridge and within easy reach by DLR from Canary Wharf.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

A new 5 star Google review about our Schengen visa services

Sebastian is wonderful! He made sure my documents are all complete and replies quickly. I don’t need to join the long queue in TLS because it is a premium service (like VIP) in a room with a comfortable sofa, free coffee, biscuits and a loo! I went for my biometrics on Friday afternoon, got my France visa on Thursday and received my passport on Friday midday!
She applied for a Schengen visa through us 😊

It is possible to obtain a French Schengen visa within 3-4 working days from the date of appointment for most nationals, such as South African, Thai, Filipino, Russian, Indian, Chinese and most others. We can also assist with the German and Portuguese Schengen visas.

The good thing about applying through French Embassy is that they tend to issuer longer, multiple-entry, visas. Although you have to go through a very stringent process of application, you may have a visa lasting for several years.


Contact us at Multi Travel Visas:

French Schengen visahttp://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk/schengen-visa-france.php

German Schengen visahttp://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk/schengen-visa-germany.php

Portuguese Schengen visahttp://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk/schengen-visa-portugal.php

Fast UK passport renewal through the Passport Office in London: http://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk/same-day-british-passport-renewal.php

Website homepage with all services: http://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk

Phone: 0871 472 1468 or 07795471483
Email: info@multitravelvisas.co.uk  We reply on the same working day!

Or come to our office from 9am to 6pm (you don’t need an appointment): 68 King William Street, City of London, London, EC4N 7DZ. We’re near Monument tube station, close toBank and Liverpool Street, over the bridge from London Bridge station and within easy reach by DLR from Canary Wharf.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Business plan writing service for a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa - from a firm of experienced Immigration Entrepreneurs!

Business plan is a compulsory requirement for initial Entrepreneur visa applications. Over the past several years we’ve been dealing with the Entrepreneur visa applications for our clients. As a part of each application, we have to read client’s business plan, ask to make changes and generally, to include the information relevant to the Entrepreneur visa rules as well as based on the questions a client may be asked at an interview (from our experience of clients’ visa interviews).

Our experience allowed us to develop an approach to creating the business plans from a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa point of view. Instead of using standard templates, we focus on what the visa officers want to see, i.e. on what a migrant will be required to do while holding this visa: investment of £50,000 or £200,000 and what your client is going to spend it on. For example, paying yourself a salary is not counted, yet it is very common for clients to do this.   

Another example will be including a plan of creating 2 jobs and that they will be for ‘settled’ people. Most business plans we see do not mention these 2 jobs at all, yet it is a common question at a visa interview, so we think it is a good idea to include it and add employer’s National Insurance contributions to the calculation. 

We also advise to explain your business idea in simple and plain language. For instance, there is no benefit in adding many technical IT terms because the visa officers are not IT professionals, yet they have to understand your business idea. If you can explain it to us, we can explain to the UK Visas & Immigration. Finally, we advise to treat it like a CV but for a business. Too many CVs contain information designed to make the applicant look ‘clever’, yet fall apart once an interviewer starts asking questions about it. The Home Office staff do read the business plan and may ask questions!  

A typical business plan takes 1-2 weeks to prepare but we always try to accommodate clients’ urgent requests and do it as soon as possible.

For more info or for what’s included in a typical plan, please visit: http://www.1st4immigration.com/business-plan-writing.php or contact us: info@1st4immigration.comWe respond emails on the same working day!


1st 4Immigration Ltd, authorised by the OISC, ref 200800152. We operate at the highest Level 3 of expertise. Office address: 68 King William Street, City of London, London, EC4M 7DZ.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Unsure about your UK visa options? Book advice session now!

Dear customers of 1st 4Immigration and Multi Travel Visas,

Our advice session is often the 1
st step in the UK immigration visa process and is useful to assess your eligibility or to advise on the visa requirements. It applies to all types of applications: initial visa, switching, extension, permanent residency and British Citizenship.

We have two options: email and face-to-face at our office in the City of London. Convenient location - or convenience of email advice at home! We provide email consultation by the end of the next working day.

Whether you are approaching the end of your current visa expiry or not, it is never too early to have a consultation. You don’t have to be eligible to apply for a visa now, however, by having professional advice now you can benefit from knowing early on what to expect in the future. Many applicants find they should have started preparation in advance, such as keeping or ordering the bank statements. Self-employed people often find they have to prepare annual accounts or a tax return, even though the HMRC deadline is far away.

As always, our advice fee is counted towards our service fee, even if you are making an application months/years in the future.


To use this service please get in touch on info@1st4immigration.com or visit our website, Advice sessions page.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Monday, 19 March 2018

Fast UK / British passport renewal for Easter Holidays! Submission within 2 working days. Renewal, replacement of lost passport, and a 2nd valid passport for frequent business travellers.

Multi Travel Visas, a prominent UK visa company in the City of London, can assist with renewing a UK passport using fast service at the Passport Office in London, with the authorisation from you as per the government requirements. We can usually submit passport applications within  2 working days.

We can also help if for some reason you are unable to apply yourself. If you don't have time to travel to a Passport Office yourself we can apply on your behalf (you don't have to come to London). If you are living/working abroad you can courier documents to our London office and we can submit them promptly for same-day service. This includes if your passport has run out of pages or if you need to renew not only yours but also/or your child's passport urgently.  Example: British expats living or working in the USA, the Middle East, Asia and Europe.  

Passport renewal: we can renew your adult passport on same-day service or 1 week service, with applications submitted as soon as next 1 - 2 working days. You can also ask for a ‘Jumbo’ passport (48 pages instead of the standard 32), handy if you travel frequently outside the UK and your passport is full of stamps – it will take much longer for your passport to run out of pages. 

Replacement of a lost or stolen passport: we can submit promptly, as above, but replacements are only processed on 1 week service at the Passport Office. 

2nd valid passport for frequent business travellers: this is possible within the timing of normal urgent services, here your employer has to provide a letter confirming you have to travel frequently for work and you need a 2nd passport to travel while your 1st one is used to apply for visas.

Foreign travel visas: Russia (including invitations, ie visa support), China, India, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan and others. If you have a British passport but work abroad we can still process a visa application here in London. For example, if you are working abroad far from a capital city in that country, and cannot go to the Embassies, then you could courier your documents to us and we’d submit to the Embassies in the UK.  

Contact us now: 0871 472 1468. Email info@multitravelvisas.co.uk , we reply on the same working day! Web-site: http://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk/same-day-british-passport-renewal.php  with the visa requirements and clients' feedbacks. Calls to 0871 number cost £0.10 per minute, emails are free.

Our office is based in the City of London, near Monument station. Also close Bank, Liverpool Street and London Bridge. Within easy reach by DLR from Canary Wharf. 

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Another 5 star Google review about our Schengen visa services

This service was recommended to me by TLScontact, and is one of the few agencies that are accredited with the Consulate-General of France in London for earlier appointments. They certainly did not disappoint! They can get you appointments to submit your application for the next day, and really know what documents are required and pretty much everything related to visa applications. My emails were always replied within an hour, and Sebastian was super professional, nice, and friendly. Would definitely recommend!” Jiarui applied for a Schengen visa to France

It is possible to obtain a French Schengen visa within 3-4 working days from the date of appointment for most nationals, such as South African, Thai, Filipino, Russian, Indian, Chinese and most others. We can also assist with the German and Portuguese Schengen visas.

The good thing about applying through French Embassy is that they tend to issuer longer, multiple-entry, visas. Although you have to go through a very stringent process of application, you may have a visa lasting for several years. 

Contact us at Multi Travel Visas:

French Schengen visa: http://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk/schengen-visa-france.php



Fast UK passport renewal through the Passport Office in London: http://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk/same-day-british-passport-renewal.php

Website homepage with all services: http://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk

Phone 0871 472 1468 or 07795471483
Email: info@multitravelvisas.co.uk  We reply on the same working day!

Or come to our office from 9am to 6pm (you don’t need an appointment): 68 King William Street, City of London, London, EC4N 7DZ. We’re near Monument tube station, close toBank and Liverpool Street, over the bridge from London Bridge station and within easy reach by DLR from Canary Wharf.

Friday, 16 March 2018

A new 5 star Google review about our French Schengen visa services

Very good and easy to deal service! Definitely will use it again! All communication was easy and quick and the team was very knowledgeable and helpful! 5 Stars! This came from Troy who applied through Multi Travel Visas for a Schengen visa to France

It is possible to obtain a French Schengen visa within 3-4 working days from the date of appointment for most nationals, such as South African, Thai, Filipino, Russian, Indian, Chinese and most others. We can also assist with the German and Portuguese Schengen visas.

The good thing about applying through French Embassy is that they tend to issuer longer, multiple-entry, visas. Although you have to go through a very stringent process of application, you may have a visa lasting for several years.


Contact us at Multi Travel Visas:

French Schengen visahttp://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk/schengen-visa-france.php

German Schengen visahttp://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk/schengen-visa-germany.php

Portuguese Schengen visahttp://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk/schengen-visa-portugal.php

Fast UK passport renewal through the Passport Office in London: http://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk/same-day-british-passport-renewal.php

Website homepage with all services: http://www.multitravelvisas.co.uk

Phone: 0871 472 1468 or 07795471483
Email: info@multitravelvisas.co.uk  We reply on the same working day!

Or come to our office from 9am to 6pm (you don’t need an appointment): 68 King William Street, City of London, London, EC4N 7DZ. We’re near Monument tube station, close toBank and Liverpool Street, over the bridge from London Bridge station and within easy reach by DLR from Canary Wharf.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Fast Schengen visa for Easter Holidays - often without biometrics

Multi Travel Visas, a prominent UK visa company in the City of London, can assist you with Schengen visas to Europe through France or Germany that allow travel to all of the Schengen area. French visas take only 4 working days for most nationals and as an accredited agency, Multi Travel Visas can provide appointments much earlier than public appointments.

You can apply as early as 3 months before date of travel.

If your Schengen visa stamp shows "VIS" and was issued after March 2016, it means that biometric data has already been collected. In such case, within a 5 year period, we can simply apply on your behalf without you having to go in person to a visa centre or a consulate.

We can submit French Business visa applications any day without appointments.

Contact us now: email info@multitravelvisas.co.uk, we reply on the same day! Website: www.multitravelvisas.co.uk with the visa requirements and clients' feedbacks. Phone 0871 472 1468 or 07795471483 or text (calls to 0871 number cost £0.10 per minute).

Our office is located in the City of London, near Monument station, also close to Bank, Liverpool Street and London Bridge and within easy reach by DLR from Canary Wharf.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

This is one of our most popular posts. UK Spouse visa Financial Requirement: how much savings do I need?

It’s NOT £18600. It’s close to the cost of Meghan Markle’s couture engagement dress of £56000!

We have been planning to clarify the issue of savings for a Spouse visa for some time now - there’s so Michu confusion! We have been also “advising” Meghan and Prince Harry on a UK Spouse visa in this blog. Then we saw her wearing a £56000 designer dress on the official photos: http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/style/celebrity-fashion/meghan-markle-official-engagement-dress-11732777. We couldn’t help thinking “That’s almost the amount of savings to meet the Financial Requirement of the Immigration Rules !”


Time to clarify the Savings rule. (Perhaps when Meghan bought THAT  dress she didn’t realise it would have “bought” her a Spouse visa - Meghan, you need a good immigration law firm like 1st 4Immigration !)

So, there’s a lot of confusion. Do I need £18609 in savings? Or maybe £16000? The correct answer is the whopping amount of £62500! (We did say the cost of that dress was close.)

The threshold of £18600 applies to income, not savings.

The amount of savings is calculated using a specific formula. The first £16000 aren’t taken into account at all. This part of the calculation is often taken out of context, so many wrongly think they are OK as long as they have £16000, but it’s only the 1st part.

Then the targets amount £18600 is multiplied by 2.5 to reflect the Spouse visa length of 2.5 years.

We get: £18600 x 2.5 + £16000 = £62500, which is the correct answer.

How to calculate if you have some income and only using savings for the difference? Same formula but a different threshold.

Let’s imagine your income is £15000, so the difference is £18600 - £15000 = £3600.

Then you need savings of £3600 x 2.5 + £16000 = £25000.


For individual advice or to make a real Spouse visa application (and to be treated like a Royal!) please contact us: info@1st4immigration.com or visit: http://www.1st4immigration.com.  We respond emails on the same working day and have almost 100% success rate! 

1st 4Immigration Ltd, authorised by the OISC, ref 200800152. We operate at the highest Level 3 of expertise. Office address: 68 King William Street, City of London, London, EC4M 7DZ.

Monday, 12 March 2018

Business plan writing service for a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa - from a firm of experienced Immigration Entrepreneurs!

Business plan is a compulsory requirement for initial Entrepreneur visa applications. Over the past several years we’ve been dealing with the Entrepreneur visa applications for our clients. As a part of each application, we have to read client’s business plan, ask to make changes and generally, to include the information relevant to the Entrepreneur visa rules as well as based on the questions a client may be asked at an interview (from our experience of clients’ visa interviews).

Our experience allowed us to develop an approach to creating the business plans from a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa point of view. Instead of using standard templates, we focus on what the visa officers want to see, i.e. on what a migrant will be required to do while holding this visa: investment of £50,000 or £200,000 and what your client is going to spend it on. For example, paying yourself a salary is not counted, yet it is very common for clients to do this.   

Another example will be including a plan of creating 2 jobs and that they will be for ‘settled’ people. Most business plans we see do not mention these 2 jobs at all, yet it is a common question at a visa interview, so we think it is a good idea to include it and add employer’s National Insurance contributions to the calculation. 

We also advise to explain your business idea in simple and plain language. For instance, there is no benefit in adding many technical IT terms because the visa officers are not IT professionals, yet they have to understand your business idea. If you can explain it to us, we can explain to the UK Visas & Immigration. Finally, we advise to treat it like a CV but for a business. Too many CVs contain information designed to make the applicant look ‘clever’, yet fall apart once an interviewer starts asking questions about it. The Home Office staff do read the business plan and may ask questions!  

A typical business plan takes 1-2 weeks to prepare but we always try to accommodate clients’ urgent requests and do it as soon as possible.

For more info or for what’s included in a typical plan, please visit: http://www.1st4immigration.com/business-plan-writing.php or contact us: info@1st4immigration.comWe respond emails on the same working day!


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