Why is UK rejecting so many Business Visas?
Posted on September 8, 2015
Many of the applicants trying to get their business to the United Kingdom are facing rejection by the country’s Visas and Immigration Authority. Government figures reflect that out of the 890 interviews conducted until September of the year 2013, only 270 applicants got through. This brings up the rate of rejection to as high as 70 percent.
What your visa will go through?
It only proves that the method of scrutinizing the visas applied for, is much tougher than it is thought to be. Applicants for a business visa to UK must pass The Genuine Entrepreneur Test which judges the business credential it is based on. This test expects you to come up with a business plan that is plausible, detailed and practical.
The above mentioned characteristics of a business plan must be kept in mind to avoid rejection of your business visa. The rule has been in implementation since the month of April this year. A business plan is assessed on the basis of on the balance of probabilities. It means that it is the responsibility of the applicant to show his/her business plan as one at the highest level.
Know the rules
The rules of applying for this business visa differ from one applicant to another. For someone who is on a Tire 1 entrepreneur visa, a minimum of £200,000 is a must. This is a minimum amount to be invested in a commercial project. For those on a post study Tire 1 visa the investment requirement is brought down to £50,000.
There are some conditions that are applicable for both type of applicants. These conditions include the standard of English language and your ability to support yourself financially. Getting the business visa will give you the opportunity to stay in the country and explore business opportunities in the country for a period of three years and four months.
Applying from outside UK will cost less than from within the country.