If you have a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa and your business has been disrupted


You no longer need to employ at least 2 people for 12 consecutive months. The 12 month period you’re required to employ someone for can be made up of multiple jobs across different months but this must be equivalent to 2 full time jobs. Time when your employees were furloughed will count towards the 12 month period if they have been paid at least 80% of their normal salary. If you have not been able to employ staff for 12 months by the time your visa expires, you will be allowed to extend your stay for a further 2 years, if you can show:

  • you have created at least 2 jobs by the date you apply
  • you have been unable to employ staff for 12 months due to coronavirus

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