REQUIREMENTS FOR ILR -TIER 1 ENTREPRENEUR-FIVE YEAR ROUTE (PRE- APRIL 2014 TRANSITIONAL)
General requirements for ILR - OK
a. Self employed and actively trading and intend to continue in genuine business
b. Created two full time jobs for at least 12 months (combination of jobs, making full time for 24months)
c. Pass life in the UK test
d. Meet English language requirements
e. Live in the UK legally for 5 years and have spent less than 180 days for each year during the five years period counting backyard.
f. Do no fall for refusal under general grounds
Personal Documents to be submitted
a. Application form (ILR) - OK
b. Life in the UK test certificate (just certificate number is fine per current requirements) - No. You need the actual original certificate
c. English language qualification (Degree, Master Degree or PhD) - Evidence not needed since you were Tier 1 before
d. Personal/Joint bank statement (with funds held for 90days )- £945 for main applicant(in-country) and £630 for each dependent (in-country) - Not applicable
e. Six Months Business Bank statement - Not needed
Business - Not needed since investment points would have been awarded during extension
a. Tax return for the whole period from 2012 till date
b. SA 302 tax calculation and tax overview for the whole five years
c. Business account statement (2years)
d. Letter from Bank, stating I am the sole signatory, and confirming the business account is with them from ...... date and that it currently has ...........
a. Account letter confirming net creation of jobs (24 months of full time employment). Start date for each employee to be stated in the letter and RTI to be reference in the accountant letter and included in Appendix section)- Not needed unless you joined or took over a business
b. FPS & RTI submission (all to be signed) OK
c. Employee status documents & wage slips (all to be signed) OK
i. Employee passport (signed) OK
ii. Employee payslips for the whole period (signed) OK
iii. P60 for employee - Not needed
iv. Employee payment history Report - Not needed
v. P35 & P11 for employee/P46 - Not needed
Investment - Not needed since investment points already done in extension
a. Unaudited accounts for 2years (done in one document)
b. Cover letter from accountant confirming investment of more than £50k in the business. And stating time period when the investment was made.
Additional documents (discretional)
Detailed education and career history
Detailed immigration history
Details of business activity after extension prior to ILR and business continuity plan for the future.
Letters from partners confirming the business is genuine and they do business with us
- Cohabitation evidence
- evidence of your ability to maintain and accommodate yourself and any dependants without recourse to public funds.
Have a look at uk-tier-1-entrepreneur-visas/an-example ... 34487.html
My comments are in no way meant to be advisory. I have no professional knowledge of immigration. These are based on my own experience, convictions and personal interpretation of publicly available information.