Business Immigration

Business Immigration

With the closure of the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa route in March 2019, there are now three main visa routes available for a person who wishes to come to the UK to establish and run a business. These comprise of two new immigration routes and one existing route:

  1. UK Start-up visa
  2. UK Innovator visa
  3. Sole Representative of an Overseas Business visa

There are similarities and links between the Start-up and Innovator visas whereas the Sole Representative of an Overseas Business route is separate from them both. Please click the links above for more information on each route.

You cannot appeal a refusal of an application under these routes, although you can ask for administrative review if you think a mistake has been made, although the Home Office will only overturn decisions where there has been a clear error. Because of this, and the high fees involved, it is very important that your application is prepared properly, and the evidence needed is sent to the Secretary of State.

It is advisable to seek specialist immigration advice when preparing your business immigration application.

Contact us

If you would like to contact us about your case and to discuss how we can help you, please call us on 0121 698 2187. Alternatively, you can email us at


You can also use our free immigration advice service (this is suitable for general enquiries about immigration requirements).