Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa does not lead to settlement. So, the next pressing question is What’s Next? How do I switch to a visa that leads to Indefinite Leave?
If a migrant has exhausted the 2 years in this category, they have the following options:
- Switch to Tier 2 General if they have a sponsor (employer). There is a special exemption from advertising a job to settled workers. If an employer wants to sponsor a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) migrant, they don’t need to conduct Resident Labour Market Test.
- Switch to Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa if they wish to start, join or continue with a business in the UK. They only need £50,000 in funds instead of the standard £200,000.
- Switch to Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) if they secure an endorsement from a designated body.
- Switch to a Spouse/Partner visa.
All of the above categories lead to settlement (ILR), although none of them can be combined with the time spent on a Graduate Entrepreneur visa.
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