My first post, so please bear with me... a good friend (US executive, working for a huge company, earning over £250K a year here) has resigned. He's on a work permit as he does not have EU citizenship.
What are his options if he wants to stay on? His partner is from the US as well (so that avenue is closed). I understand that HSMP has closed off, and so has the Tier 1 General.
Is there any other avenue other than finding another employer ready to take him on?
1) Entrepreneur with £50K available? Can this be his own money? Does he have to open up a company? Can he lodge the visa application in country?
2) Given that technically he is still working until the end of this month, can he then 'transfer' into TIER1 General still?
3) IF he got another job, how long would the process to transfer his visa from one employer to another take?
Thank you so much.