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Category: UK Immigration Law
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We are studying on Tier1 Entrepreneurs visa with capital of

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Hi. we are studying on Tier1 Entrepreneurs visa with capital of 200k and would like to know in order to be eligible can we purchase a franchise?
JA: What is your official status? Do you have any pending applications or petitions with USCIS?
Customer: no. just want to start. we never applied for UK and living out of UK
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: not yet. just read the guidelines and we are investigating on franchise business.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: in case franchising is permitted, will the fee be inclusive on the 200 K investment amount or exclusive?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: UK Immigration Law
Expert:  Thomas replied 9 months ago.


Thanks for your question.

Yes, investment in a franchise is permitted to form the basis of the investment for the purpose of a Tier 1 entreprenuersc visa.

If you refer to page 73 at A27 on the following guidance you will see that this is confirmed:

You should be able to argue that the franchise fee is included as part of the £200, 000.00 investment in your business plan.

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Expert:  Thomas replied 9 months ago.


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