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START-UP VISA QUICK GUIDE


START-UP VISA QUICK GUIDE

START-UP VISA REQUIREMENTS

BEST FOR YOUNG TALENT WITH A GOOD BUSINESS IDEA

  • 18 years +. Applications for Start-up visas can be made from outside the UK, but it is also possible to switch into the Start-up visa category from within the UK if you were last granted leave to remain as a Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur, Tier 2 General or Tier 2 ICT Skilled Worker, Tier 4 General Student or Prospective Entrepreneur.

  • No previous qualifications, business experience, or investment funds required. However, you may wish to keep in mind that the Home Office will want to be satisfied that you genuinely intend to undertake, and are capable of undertaking, business activity in the UK and that you do not intend to work in the UK in breach of conditions.

  • No previous business in the UK (unless you previously held leave as a Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur).

  • You must be endorsed by an approved UK endorsing body. You do not need to be the sole founder of your business or business idea and may be a member of an entrepreneurial team and share the same business idea and plan as another Start-up team member. However, each member of the Start-up team must be issued their own individua