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Can I apply for settlement/ILR in the UK if I already have a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Visa?

Yes, you can apply for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) on the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Visa.

The standard route to settlement allows you to apply after holding the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa for 5 years and requires you to have hired at least 2 employees who are settled in the UK.

You are able to apply for ILR after only 3 years if your business’ turnover has exceeded £5 million or if you have hired at least 10 employees who are settled in the UK.

There are other eligibility requirements for ILR, including passing the Life in the UK Test and meeting certain English language requirements, which you will need to know about to apply. So that you are able to meet the requirements for ILR whilst holding your Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Visa, please contact our immigration specialists for further information.

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