The migrants in this sub category are unable to seek employment and must take over, join or establish a UK business. They must gain 75 points in the following way:
- access to £200,000 – 25 points
- money held in a regulated financial institution – 25 points
- disposable in the UK – 25 points
In order to satisfy the maintenance requirement an applicant must obtain a pass mark of 10. The applicant must show that he has access to a certain level of funds to maintain and accommodate himself and any dependants while in the UK.
Each overseas applicant must show a minimum of £2,800 for himself and for the first dependant 2/3 of £2800 and each subsequent dependant would require 1/3 of £2800.
The applicants must obtain 10 points by demonstrating sufficient English language competency. This can be shown in one of the following four ways:
Migrants already in the UK under the business persons immigration category were able to extend their stay under the old system until the entrepreneur subcategory came into force in 2008, when they had to extend their stay under the new system. The extension test differs from the one that applicants need to pass to come in the UK. In order to extend leave to remain in this category applicants must score 75 points in the following way:
- 20 points for the following:
- 20 points when within 3 months of entering the UK in this category, the migrant must either have:
- 15 points if the migrant is engaged in business activity at the time of their application for further leave.
- 20 points:
There is no need to provide further evidence of the English language requirement if the applicant has already proved once before they had the required level for the sub-category.
There is no need to provide further evidence of maintenance either if the applicant is extending in the category in which their current leave is expiring.