New figures on number of Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa applications

The Home Office released new figures on tier 1 Entrepreneur visa applications:

The five tiers of the Points Based System
Name of tier Immigrant groups covered by tier
Tier 1 Investors, entrepreneurs, graduate entrepreneurs and exceptionally talented migrants.
Tier 2 Skilled workers with a job offer in the UK.
Tier 3 Low-skilled workers needed to fill specific temporary labour shortages. Tier 3 has never been opened.
Tier 4 Students.
Tier 5 Youth mobility and temporary workers. This route is for those allowed to work in the UK for a limited period of time to satisfy primarily non-economic objectives.


Table 2: Entry Clearance Visas issued and granted extensions of stay for Tier 1 Entrepreneurs and Graduate Entrepreneurs, 2009 to 2014
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Entrepreneurs
Entry Clearance Visas 298 428 911 1655 2883 3354
Main Applicants 118 189 421 701 1166 1089
Dependants 180 239 490 954 1717 2265
Granted extentions of stay 253 367 639 1302 5003 7281
Main Applicants 89 180 360 803 3327 4487
Dependants 164 187 279 499 1676 2794
Total 551 795 1550 2958 7886 10635
Graduate Entrepreneurs
Anti Clearance Visas 4 29 217
Main Applicants 0 13 175
dependants 4 16 42
Granted extentions of stay 37 239 494
Main Applicants 10 46 104
Dependants 27 193 390
Total 41 268 711