Extend your stay in the UK as a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) or switch to this category

You can use this form if you are in the UK and:

From 29 March 2019, you can only switch to a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa if you are currently on a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa

On 6 July 2019 the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) route closed. You can no longer submit an application to remain in the UK as a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur). You may be eligible to switch to the start-up route.

Before you apply

Before you start your application, read the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) and Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) guidance on:

This application includes an application for a biometric residence permit (BRP).

How long it takes you to complete the application will depend on your particular situation. You will be able to save your application and come back to it at another time if you need to.

If you are inactive for 25 minutes you will be automatically logged out.

You must submit your documents within 10 working days of submitting your online application. If you do not do this, your application may be rejected.

Biometric information

As part of the application process, you are also required to apply for a biometric immigration document, commonly known as a biometric residence permit (BRP).

How we use your data

The Home Office will use the personal information you provide to consider your application. We may also share your information with other public and private sector organisations in the UK and overseas. For more detail please see the Privacy Notice for the Borders, Immigration and Citizenship system. This also sets out your rights under the Data Protection Act 2018 and explains how you can access your personal information and complain if you have concerns about how we are using it.

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