Q: My father runs a business and wants to relocate to the United Kingdom. He is currently based in Australia. He is interested in the UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa. Is it true that one qualifies quicker for settlement in the UK on this type of visa?
A: Yes, there are indeed many advantages to the UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa.
The UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa holder can qualify to apply for permanent residence at the end of the successful completion of a five-year period on the visa. Furthermore, they may even be able to settle sooner should the applicant manage to create 10 jobs (for example 3 job positions during the first year, 3 during the second year and 4 during the third year) or have a turnover of £5 million in 3 years.
The UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa holder also enjoys more flexibility regarding settlement, as they can spend up to 180 days each year outside the UK without affecting their right to settle in the UK.
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