Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Changes Incoming

The UK Government yesterday published its Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules that come into effect on March 30th 2019, radically changing the landscape of business immigration in the Country. Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes MP, published her own statement commenting on the reasons these changes are being brought into effect. Whilst these changes cover a[…]

UK Tier 1 Visa Changes

In the summer of 2018, you would be forgiven if you missed an incling from the Minister of State for Immigration, Caroline Noakes, when she made a statement to Parliament regarding future changes to the UK Immigration Rules including all Tier 1 visa routes. On December 6th 2018, the minister again made a statement to[…]

UK Immigration Statistics 2018 – Merry Christmas!

As 2018 draws to a close, it is worth reflecting on a successful year for prospective Tier-1 Entrepreneurial applicants, with visa approval rates rising from 51% at the end of last year to 57% during Q3 of 2018. Much of this success is down to the professionalism and expertise of immigration specialists, lawyers, advisers and[…]

Global Investment Immigration Summit 2018

It doesn’t take too much to get us excited here at GGBA – we’re a passionate team, but the Global Investment Immigration Summit 2018 this June in London’s Canary Wharf – has got the office absolutely buzzing. Not to mention yet another Tier 1 Entrepreneur application being granted with a stunning business plan created by[…]

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa £50,000 Investment Route

Putting aside the pre-requisites of English competency and other Home Office check boxes, in our experience, the most common route through the Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa path is where the immigrant investor has access to £200,000 in investment funds. However, there are other routes to obtain the same visa and effective result with only having[…]

Franchising as a Tier 1 Investment Option

This weekend we spent two full days in London in conversation with Franchisors, in addition to potential and existing Franchisee owners at the British Franchise Association (BFA) supported British & International Franchise Exhibition (BIFE) at Olympia London. The two-day event, spanning both full mornings and afternoons of Friday and Saturday was exceptionally well attended and[…]

The British & International Franchise Exhibition

We very excited to be attending London’s premier franchise exhibition this weekend at Olympia London: The British and International Franchise Exhibition. Following hot on the heels of the UK’s National Franchise Exhibition at Birmingham NEC last month, this two day event spanning 10am Friday 9th March to 4pm Saturday 10th March is  essential for those[…]

Further Expansion

It’s been an exciting year. It’s been a strange year, but an exciting year. It’s been a thoroughly strange and exciting year. Greengate Business Associates Ltd formally came into being in June of 2016, just before two thirds of the Great British Electorate ‘democratically’ voted to leave the EU, triggering Article 50 and bringing into[…]

Tier 1 Investor Summary

In our daily regurgitation of all things Visa, we found this very useful T1 (Investor) Summary posted via the UK Business Circle from Reiss Edwards, an Immigration Lawyer firm in London. The Tier 1 (Investor) visa route is widely understood to be one of the most popular and least demanding, specifically regarding the requirements set out at[…]