Tier 1 Entrepreneur route to be scrapped - from 2019 this route will become an "Innovator" pathway. Full details are yet to be announced but the intention to make these changes, along with a new Start Up visa have been recently announced. https://www.parliament.uk/…/wr…/Commons/2018-12-06/HCWS1159/
Posts made by Kim
Entrepreneur Route to close
RE: Short term study visa after end of Tier 5 YMV
@sugarsun you are permitted to study on the Youth Mobility visa as you already know. As you are not a visa national you could potentially leave the UK at the end of your T5 visa (eg to France) and re-enter seeking admission as a Visitor with evidence of your exam dates. The following will be taken into account when deciding whether to allow entry: page 9 and following https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/673351/Visit-guidance-v7.0EXT.PDF
RE: 5 years PR EEA family member
@rupa78 Did you marry the same person who you got the first Residence Permit as the family member of? If so you can apply once you have completed 5 years, in March. It doesn't matter that some of this period was spent as an unmarried partner. If however you have a Retained Right of Residence (eg following a relationship breakdown) the situation is a little more complicated - let me know if so and I can provide further information.
RE: Showing funds for T4 application
@ka97 the guidance is not very helpful, but don't worry - this will not cause you a problem. The Home Office just mean that if you have a letter from your sponsor stating they will give you £5k, but then you receive that £5k and show personal bank statements, this won't count as £10k (it will only count as £5k)
RE: advise need for ILR with T2 general, 2 x 45 days out of UK , non business related
@mediedi - you will need to provide a letter from your employer to evidence all trips outside the UK. See page 10 of the guidance: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/675919/Calculating-continuous-leave-v16.0EXT.PDF
But don't worry, it sounds as if your absences fall within those permitted for this category :)
In terms of your other question, you don't need to provide any evidence as you have spent the whole 5 years on Tier 2. This only applies to people who are combining time spent in Tier 2 with other categories eg/ Tier 1 Entrepreneur.
Best wishes for the application.
RE: Please help: Question about Tier 2 General Applicant + Dependents - Financial proof
@Tier2Employee - is your employer certifying your maintenance? This is shown on the CoS. If so then you will not need to show any evidence for your dependants. Please check this and let us know!
RE: New changes for third party?
@RobinR I am sorry to hear of your situation. You might like to look at page 67 onwards of this document which explains when the Home Office will accept third party support and the evidence required: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/636618/Appendix_FM_1_7_Financial_Requirement_Final.pdf
Do let us know if you have any queries after reading through the guidance.