The UK Start Up Visa or entrepreneur visa UK is focused on providing an immigration route to aspiring and ambitious entrepreneurs who want to establish a new business in the UK. This new immigration category has replaced the previously famous Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa. The UK Start Up Visa route is available for both graduates and non-graduates and has no requirement of initial funding for eligibility. This immigration route provides a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to start their careers by establishing businesses that will benefit the British economy.
The UK Start Up visa is only available for a maximum of two years; after this period, the individual holding the entrepreneur visa UK will have to switch to another category like the Innovator visa, which will allow them to continue developing their business in the UK.
An appropriate endorsement is required to acquire this visa. With years of experience in UK immigration law, Osbourne Pinner can help you receive professional guidance to ensure correct interpretation and avoid mistakes or delays with your application. Our team of immigration experts can help you avoid issues, delays, or refusal on your application.
The British government has released a list of recognised and authorised bodies and organised that can provide endorsement to the Start-Up Visa applicants. This list of endorsing bodies consists of links to their websites, details of their application process, and criteria.
You can contact us to get a complete list of authorised UK start-up visa endorsing bodies, and we will also recommend the most suitable body for your business idea. This gives you the best-personalised advice to secure a successful endorsement for the UK Start-Up Visa.
It is not possible to apply for permanent settlement after paying UK Sart Up visa fees in the UK if you are a Start-Up Visa holder. You can only remain in the country with a Start-Up Visa for a period of 2 years. The settlement will completely depend on the immigration route you take after the end of your Start-Up visa. You might become eligible for indefinite leave to remain under a new visa category.
If you are confused about the next immigration route, please don’t hesitate to call 0203 980 9348 to get the best advice to ensure successful indefinite leave to remain.
It is important for your business to receive an endorsement letter from UK start-up visa endorsing bodies to start your application for the UK Start-Up Visa. This endorsing body is responsible for reviewing your business proposal and its various aspects to finally decide whether it meets the requirements and ensure that you have not previously started a business in the UK.
Our experienced solicitors in business immigration will help you through the endorsement stage by drafting an application that clearly defines your skills and merits to match the most suitable endorsement body. The Home Office regularly updates the full list of authorised UK start-up visa endorsing bodies on the Gov.UK website. This list mainly consists of business organisations and UK higher education institutions that support aspiring entrepreneurs in the UK.
After receiving approval, the endorsement body will contact you. However, if they do not acknowledge your application, then they will report to the Home Office informing you that you have not met the necessary requirements for the endorsement. The visa process might stop if the endorsement body withdraws your endorsement or losses its authority as an approved endorsing body.
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