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UK Entrepreneur visa rule change for 2016

UK Entrepreneur Visa Latest Changes for 2016

If you are preparing to send your application for a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa, make sure you’re aware of the following important additional documents you’ll be required to submit for this UK business visa:

  • An original certificate for each country (excluding the UK) where you have resided continuously for 12 months or more within the last 10 years since aged 18 years, issued by the overseas authority; and
  • If the original is not written in English, you must also provide a translated copy of the certificate in line with the following requirements:

How to certify a document for your UK business visa

Take the photocopied document along with the original and ask the person to certify the copy by:

  • Writing “Certified to be a true copy of the original seen by me” on the document
  • Signing and dating it
  • Printing their name under the signature
  • Adding their occupation, address and telephone number

The person certifying the document may charge you a fee.

Certifying a translation

If you need to certify a translation of a document that is not written in English or Welsh, ask the translation company to confirm the following in writing on the translation:

  • That it’s a “true and accurate translation of the original document”
  • The date of the translation
  • The full name and contact details of the translator or a representative of the translation company

Certificates will only be considered valid if they have been issued within 6 months of making the Entrepreneur visa application. This recent change can add a significant amount of preparation time to your Entrepreneur visa application – so make sure you don’t get caught out.

If you weren’t aware of this change then perhaps there are other visa changes you don’t yet know about. Contact Imperial Visas’ team of immigration lawyers for visa advice on +44 (0)20 3627 4777.

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