The new start-up visa is for individuals who wish to establish companies in the UK for the first time. On 29th March 2019, this route replaced the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa route.
To apply under this category, applicants must be endorsed by a recognised organisation. Applicants must prove that their entrepreneurial idea has prospects of success and growth. For successful applicants, the initial period is 2 years. Settlement is a possibility under this route. Following the initial period, applicants may apply for the Innovator Visa (subject to requirements).
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The applicants with the following types of visa can switch to the Start-up visa route within the UK:
Applicants are required to generate a commercial strategy when applying for an endorsement. Applicants must also provide supporting documentation that demonstrates that the following start-up requirements have been met:
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