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Sally McEwen


"The Home Office introduced a new category of visa on 29 March 2019. These replace the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) and Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) categories of visa. The rules took effect on 29 March 2019, and introduce more stringent requirements for potential entrepreneurs to fulfil. Entrepreneurs under this new category will now have to have endorsement from an endorsing body prior to making their application for entry clearance or leave to remain.

Whilst is remains to be seen whether these more stringent tests will lead to an increase in refusals of Innovator and Start-up visas, the additional obligations and requirements that need to be demonstrated by an applicant can lead to additional stress and delay for potential applicants. As a new category of visa, there could be greater uncertainty in the application process. 

Our legal team at OTB Legal have a great track record  of getting successful outcomes for applications to set up a business in the UK. Why not talk to us about your application?"

Our legal expert for applying to set up a business in the UK (Start-Ups and Innovators)

How we work - including our transparent pricing

We find that our 3 stage system of working with clients gives everyone the greatest clarity on what can be achieved, how it will happen and how much it will cost.

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Investigation Stage

Price - £0.00

Before we take on a case we always want to establish what the right kind of application is for you and this is what the Investigation Stage is all about.

We find out more about you and what you want to achieve. It is an informal discussion which can be delivered how you want it, whether that is over the phone, using video conferencing or at our easily accessible office - it is entirely your choice.

This stage is completely free and there is no obligation to take on our paid services. At the end of the Investigation Stage you will have a clear plan as to the range of applications available, the costs involved and how likely you are to get a successful outcome.

Take advantage of this free legal advice from the UK's leading immigration lawyers:

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Advice Stage

Price - £950.00 (plus VAT)

Once we have been given the green light by you we can formally take instructions on which application type you wish to pursue.

For a fixed fee of £950.00 (plus VAT) you will benefit from:

  • Having an experienced and specialist Immigration Lawyer advising you.
  • Discussing and agreeing which application type is best for your personal circumstances.
  • Obtaining clear written advice in plain language on the legal requirements of your chosen application.
  • Receiving a detailed and tailored list of the documents to be submitted in support of your application.

In this stage you will gain a clear strategy on how to move things forward. Our lawyers will work with you to maximise your prospects of success. 

Once the Advice Stage is completed you have the choice of either completing the application yourself or instructing us to assist you in submitting your application. You remain fully in control of how far you progress your matter with us. In any event you will be armed with expert legal advice on how to apply.

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Application Stage

Price - £1,790.00 (plus VAT)

The Application Stage is all about guiding you successfully through the application process with minimal fuss.

During this stage the service includes:

  • The crucial review of all documents and evidence you have gathered in support of your application. Our lawyers will let you know if any documents are missing. If you have not been able to obtain certain key evidence, we will advise you on other ways of proving that you meet the requirements of the immigration rules.
  • Advice on, and assistance with, completion of the complex online application form.
  • Preparing the tailored bundle of evidence that will support your application.
  • Writing a detailed cover letter in support of the application explicitly stating any relevant case law and official guidance which should be considered by the Home Office if appropriate.
  • Representation all the way to the decision on your immigration application and advice on any further steps that are needed.

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This is just a short note to thank you for all your hard work to have enabled me to win my appeal. To be truthful Sally I wasn’t sure on what grounds I was appealing on at the beginning and never really held any hopes of winning the appeal. I was in shock and it took a long time so really sink in. Thanks again, yours gratefully…



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Your first chat with us will always be free, confidential and give you a clear idea of the application types which suit you best. There is no obligation to purchase any services from us but we will give you an idea as to costs and your chances of getting a successful case outcome if you decide you want to make an application. Our leading legal team are waiting to hear from you now or whenever you feel you are ready.

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