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Applications for UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur visas become tougher
The current rejection rate for applications is about 70%. The reason for the high rejection rate is the "Genuine Entrepreneur Test" which has made it much more difficult to meet the requirements of the Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa category.
The Tier 1 entrepreneur visa application will be looked at in detail by immigration officers, who must be convinced that you will meet the investment requirements and that you are genuinely able to start a business in the UK.
French start-up visa for entrepreneurs
Applications from foreign entrepreneurs are now being accepted for the 'Paris French Tech Ticket', a new entrepreneur visa package granting successful applicants a French work visa, a grant of €12,500-€25,000 for each team member, office space in Paris completely free of charge, an English speaking administrative advisor, plus a fast track to a residence permit.
The visa is limited to 500 applications, 50 of which are granted every six months, with the first batch due to be issued in January 2016. To apply, teams need to be co-founders of a start-up business, with a maximum of three co-founders, one of whom can be French but living outside of France.
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Immigrants are not allowed to leave Hungary
The main railway hub in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, has reopened following a two-day lock down which prevented thousands of immigrants from travelling across Europe. A public announcement was made to say that trains for Western Europe had been suspended ‘indefinitely’.
Anti-immigration Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, said that people will not be permitted to leave Hungary until they’ve been properly registered; EU rules state that responsibility for accepting asylum claims lies with the country where a migrant first arrives.
Slovakia will only accept Christian immigrants
Slovakia will only grant asylum to Christian immigrants from Syria. As part of a European Union plan to relocate 40,000 immigrants, the country will take in 200 people from refugee camps in Greece, Italy and Turkey.
Ivan Netik, a spokesperson for Slovakia’s interior ministry, said: “Muslims will not be granted asylum because they wouldn’t feel at home.”
However, the UN’s refugee agency (UNHCR) branded the decision ‘outrageous’.
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