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April 3, 2020

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Extension Application during COVID-19

Our clients who is residing on Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa extension are concerned how their visa application will be affected during the COVID-19.

If Applicant is on a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa and their business has been disrupted, then they no longer need to employ at least 2 people for 12 consecutive months each. The 12 month period applicant is required to employ someone for can be made up of multiple employees across different months. Time when their employees were furloughed will not count towards the 12 month period. If have not been able to employ staff for 12 months in total by the time your visa expires, applicant will be allowed to temporarily extend their stay to give the time to meet the requirement.

Applicant can apply to extend their stay in the UK under a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa for a further 2 years after the original visa duration of 3 years.

Visa Applications to extend the stay must be made before the expiry of the current visa. Under this route, extension applications for Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa holders will remain open until 5th April 2023 and settlement applications until 5th April 2025.


You can request consultation from our immigration lawyers over the phone as in person.

Mann’s Solutions is international immigration law firm with offices in London, Hong Kong, Istanbul and Moscow and has expertise in offering UK Visas and Immigration by Investment services to high net worth individuals. Our immigration lawyers regulated by OISC (Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner).

For further information or to discuss your personal circumstances in a private consultation with our immigration lawyers in London Office, please contact us at or call +44 207 993 63 46.