19 Mar NEW IMMIGRATION BUSINESS ROUTE- TIER 1 START-UP VISA
An applicant’s business venture will be endorsed if it meets all of the requirements in the table
|The applicant has a genuine,
original business plan that
meets new or existing market
needs and/or creates a
|The applicant has, or is actively
developing, the necessary
skills, knowledge, experience
and market awareness to
successfully run the business.
|There is evidence of
structured planning and
of potential for job
creation and growth into
The endorsing body is reasonably satisfied that the applicant will spend the majority of their working time in the UK on developing business ventures.
If an applicant is successful in demonstrating the above, they will be granted a two-year visa in this category. Upon a successful completion of two years, the applicant may switch to the new Innovator Visa’ route and allow them to have an accelerated pathway to settlement of 3 years from a successful switch.
Therefore, any persons who are currently on a Tier 4 (student) visa and wish to start a business in the UK, this is the ideal route to enable to do the same. Similarly anyone on a Tier 2 (working)visa who wishes to start up their own business, can use this category to action their ideas and may be a springboard to a successful business here in the UK.