Added: New video- Getting UK Work, Business and Investment Visas
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I have uploaded an audio file concerning UK investment and work visas. The origin is: here. http://www.ibarristerschambers.com/best-immigration-laimmigration-solicitors/
Changes notified on 10th July 2014 and effective from the next day, impose new requirements on Tier 4 students transferring to Tier 1 (entrepreneur) visas: they can no longer rely on venture capital funds and must now funding comes from approved government sources such as seed funding companies endorsed by UK Trade and Investment or UK government departments. Changes also affect transfers from Tier 1 (Post Study Work) to the entrepreneur category in a similar way unless they can show that before 11th July 2014, they had established a business which is not “de facto employment”.
Where funding is granted to a company, the visa applicant must be a director of the company and a signatory to any business account relied upon.
The entrepreneur visa route is intended to encourage migrants to set up business in the UK, creating domestic jobs and growth. The UK Home Office have said the changes are motivated by the discovery (from analysis of tax records) that the entrepreneur route has been extensively used to abstain visas whilst working in low-slilled jobs. They also say that visa statistics suggest that individuals and organised criminals began to target the entrepreneur option after the post study work visa was withdrawn in 2012.
Immigration Lawyer Jeremy Chipperfield, practising from the chambers of Michael Mansfield QC, Chancery Lane, also writes at Immigration Barrister website iBarristersChambers.