In the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa (route still open to Tier 1 Graduate visa holders), can I use my investment in multiple companies (of my own) to meet the eligibility criteria of £50k, and whether I can also use external investment.

I am currently on a Tier 1 Startup Visa (Having switched from a Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur). If you need any clarification, do let me know!

Asked by: anonymous
Jan 12, 2020 1:20 AM


Thanks for your question. The funds cannot be from external source. They must be your own funds.

The funds must be held by a regulated institution, such as a bank or venture capital firm, and must be free to spend – not tied up in securities, shares, or similar arrangements.

You also need to create two new jobs for settled workers. This includes British citizens, EEA and EU Citizens and their dependents, and those who have indefinite leave to remain in the UK.

When applying for an extension, the jobs should have existed for at least twelve months.

I'm at your disposal if you have any follow up questions.

Kindest Regards

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