The British government announced yesterday that they are taking serious measures to stop migrants getting entrepreneur visas under false pretences.
Immigration Minister James Brokenshire said that the tax records have shown that people on expiring student visas who then get entrepreneur visas have not gone to set up their own business. The Home Office disclosed the number of foreigners applying for the right to stay in the country under the entrepreneur scheme rocketed from 118 in 2009 to 10,000 last year. The UK Government believes that organized gangs are looking to get an entrepreneur visa after the post-study work simply to extend their stay in the UK.
Under the terms of an entrepreneur visa, the visa holder is only allowed to work for their own business and not take employed work elsewhere. The efforts of the ministers are to build a strong immigration system that is fair to British citizens and legitimate migrants.
So, applicants now should give more evidence of their business activities to secure an entrepreneur visa and further restrictions will be put on switching to the visa from other immigration routes.
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