Start Up  Visa





Start up visa is for non-European migrants who wants to set up a business in the UK. The business has to be innovative, viable and scalable. 


Start up visa is granted initially for two years. After two years, the visa cannot be extended. However, it can be switched to Innovator visa



1. The company must be endorsed (ie. having the business being assessd by an approved body and then be provided with an endorsement letter if your business is viable)

2. Applicant must be at least 18 years old

3. Bank statement proving there has been £945 for 90 consecutive days before application


A list of Start up endorsing bodies


English  Language Criteria


Start up application  has to meet English Language requirements:


1. Have passed a test in English equivalent to level B2 of the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework for Language Learning, the test has to be provided by an approved Secure English language test centre  or

2. Come from a listed majority English speaking country, or
3. Have taken a degree taught in English (verified using National Academic Recognition Information Centre data).


List of majority English speaking countries


Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, New Zealand,The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines,Trinidad and Tobago, USA.


Please contact us for the further enquiry. 



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London Office 

90 Long Acre, Covent Garden

London WC2E 9RZ

Tel: +44(0)207 193 1996

Mob: +44(0)785 0014 156


Swansea Office

20 Walter Road

Swansea SA1 5NQ

Tel: +44(0)1792644362




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