New figures released on Tier 1 Entrepreneur and Tier 1 Investor visas by UK Border Agency

We have recently received the final figures from the UK Border Agency on Tier 1 Entrepreneur and Tier 1 Investor applications showing how many applications they received and how many of them were approved/rejected country by country for 2012 and 2013 (end of September).

The figures were divided into two parts, in country and out of country applications.

The top nationalities that applied for a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa are:

In country applications:

2013

Pakistan 1730 and 935 were rejected, India 1190 and 710 were rejected, Nigeria 545 and 360 were rejected, Bangladesh 510 and 280 were rejected, China 360 and 115 were rejected, 2012 Pakistan 2045 and 1320 were rejected, India 1175 and 750 were rejected, Bangladesh 1040 and 600 were rejected, China 860 of 215 were rejected, Sri Lanka 465 of 275 were rejected.

Out of country applications:

2013

Pakistan 667 received and 511 were rejected India 168 received and 95 were rejected China 367 received and 232 were rejected USA 85 received and 2 were rejected Iran 85 received and 47 were rejected Egypt 52 received and 18 were rejected Australia 45 received and 1 was rejected.

2012

Australia 36 received 1 was rejected China 106 received and 20 were rejected India 135 received and 54 were rejected Pakistan 219 received and 47 were rejected.

Clear leaders in Tier 1 Investor visa applications are two countries Russia and China.

Out of country applications

2013

Russia 98 received and 2 were rejected China 139 received all of them were approved USA 20 received and 1 was rejected

2012

Russia 128 received and 3 were rejected China 152 received and 14 were rejected In country 2013 Russia 85 received and none was rejected China 65 received and 5 was rejected 2012 Russia 120 received and none was rejected China 60 received and 5 was rejected

It is clear that the main refusals are in Entrepreneur visa applications and they are mainly from Pakistan, India, China and Bangladesh which would have been avoided should these applicants prepared their applications in a correct way.

We, at E&S Consultancy are happy to assist in those applicants that received refusals to appeal on their behalf or assist and advice new applicants in preparation and submission of their Tier 1 Entrepreneur applications on a no win, no fee basis. Our priority is the success of our client’s application!

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Source : New figures released on Tier 1 Entrepreneur and Tier 1 Investor visas by UK Border Agency