Entrepreneur Visa Refusal

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Have you experienced a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa refusal? Are you worried that you will have your Entrepreneur Visa refused in the future? This visa route has one of the highest refusal rates out of all the UK visas. With 1/3 of all applications for Entrepreneur Visas refused by the Home Office every year, preparation is crucial.

Aside from the application form, there are two main elements of a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa application: the business plan and the interview. Each of these elements will be scrutinised by the Home Office when they are assessing your application. Because of this, it is crucial that you are well-prepared for each part before you apply.

If your application for a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa has already been refused you are advised to seek the help of an immigration lawyer, who can assess your next steps and appeal options. Our immigration lawyers can help you determine whether you are eligible to appeal your Entrepreneur Visa refusal. One of our lawyers can support you throughout your entire appeal process, completing your application and legally representing you. Your lawyer will compile a Letter of Representation to be submitted in support of your appeal or application. Contact us to speak with one of our experienced immigration lawyers today.


I’ve had my Entrepreneur Visa refused – what do I do now?

If your Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa is refused you will receive a Letter of Refusal from the Home Office.

This will usually inform you of the grounds of your refusal, as well as your next steps if you wish to appeal. If you would like to appeal because you feel there was a mistake made by your caseworker or your application was refused on genuinely unfair grounds, you can then apply for something called an Administrative Review.

This will allow your application to be reviewed again and may result in your refusal being rescinded. If this fails you can challenge again by applying for permission to pursue Judicial Review.

How can I minimise the chances of an Entrepreneur Visa refusal?

When applying for a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa, it is crucial that you are fully prepared for each part of your application. Your business plan must be detailed, precise and achievable. You must also be fully prepared for your entrepreneur interview, in which you will be asked about your business plan, your background, and your future intentions.

Our team of highly-knowledgeable immigration lawyers can help take the confusion and stress away from this process. We will also guide you through the application process, ensuring that your application is filled out properly, you have the appropriate documents and your business plan is effective.

How can IAS help?

IAS have some of the most experienced immigration lawyers to support you throughout this refusal process.

We offer many different services that are unique to your situation. Whether you have applied for an Entrepreneur Visa, or are considering applying for an Entrepreneur Visa, our experienced immigration lawyers can help you.

One of our lawyers will work with you to locate, resolve and avoid any issues with your Entrepreneur Visa application. If you have had your Entrepreneur Visa refused, your lawyer will:

  • directly liaise with the Home Office to find out the grounds of your refusal;
  • assess your right of appeal;
  • if applicable, start and oversee your process of appeal; and
  • act as your legal representative throughout your appeal process.

If you are applying for a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa and you are worried about it being refused, we can help to minimise the chances of this happening. One of our lawyers can work with you to:

  • check and prepare all of your documents to ensure that they are sufficient for your application;
  • check and amend your business plan to ensure it is of an appropriate standard for the Home Office;
  • prepare you for your Entrepreneur Visa interview by informing you of each section and requirements which will be assessed by the Home Office;
  • prepare a Letter of Representation identifying the merits of your case as well as referencing UK immigration laws which support your application;
  • completing your application form to the highest standard before submission.

Contact us to speak to an expert immigration lawyer today. We can assist you with all your Entrepreneur Visa refusal issues.

Our Entrepreneur Visa Packages

Advice Package

Comprehensive immigration advice tailored to your circumstances and goals


Application Package

Designed to make your visa application as successful, smooth and stress-free as possible


Fast Track Package

Premium application service that ensures your visa application is submitted to meet your deadline


Appeal Package

Ensure you have the greatest chance of a successful appeal. We will represent you in any hearings/tribunals


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