Start-up Visa UK.

How to Apply for UK's Startup Visa

As per Government of India's website India has the 2nd largest start-up ecosystem in the world, expected to witness YoY growth of 10-12% with 20,000 start-ups in India, around 4,750 of these are technology led start-ups.

1400 new tech start-ups were born in 2016, alone implying there are 3-4 tech start-ups born every day.

India has many universities offering degrees in Entrepreneurships and many graduates then join the incubators and accelerators for their start-up business ideas. We are sure, many of these start-ups are unicorns of India who will be successful on global scale as well if proper international market access is available to them.

Do you have a Business Idea that is Unique and Globally Scalable ? Do you have a dream to setup your start-up business in the UK ?

UK Start-up visa category is an excellent opportunity for people seeking to establish a business in the UK for the first time in their career. In order to qualify under Start-up category, applicants will need to have an innovative business idea which is appraised and supported by an approved endorsing body in UK.

This new visa will present an excellent opportunity for those who have their talent and desire to start a new business in the UK.

The initial length of start-up visa is for 2 years. At the end of this initial period of two years you can switch to the innovator category. While start-up visa does not lead to permanent settlement in the UK, you can switch to innovator or other work category and apply for the settlement in the UK.

Who can Apply for the start-up visa for the UK ?

Start-up visa route is open to both EU and Non-EU citizens.

Applicants for entry clearance or visa from outside the UK or leave to remain within the UK must have a business plan endorsed by a Home Office approved endorsing body from the UK.

The applicant does not need to be the sole founder of the business and may be a member of a Start-up team, but each member must have their own individual endorsement from the endorsing body.

Applicants can be individuals or can even work as a team to setup the business in the UK. The Start-up route is for those setting up a business, who have the genuine and original business plan that is sustainable and can be expanded internationally.

Eligibility requirements for start-up visa

Your business idea and business plan must be appraised and endorsed by an authorised body that is either:

a UK higher education institution

a business organisation with a history of supporting UK entrepreneurs.

If you wish to apply for this visa from India, it may be difficult for you to deal with these organisations but our associates in the UK, HSMP Immigration Services UK Ltd. can help in liaise with appropriate endorsing body on your behalf.

You cannot apply unless you have the endorsement letter from the UK endorsing body.

English Language requirement for the start-up visa for the UK

You must meet the English Language requirement by demonstrating your proficiency level B2 of CEFRor you should have completed a university degree taught in English within the UK or which can be considered equivalent to bachelor's degree from the UK.

Other requirements

You should have sufficient amount of personal savings to support yourself while you are in the UK. This is called as maintenance fund and this amount has to be in your account continuously for three months before your application.

You must be at least 18 years old when you apply for the startup visa for the UK.

How can we help you and why get Help from Skilled VisaGuide?

Skilled VisaGuide is associated with HSMP Immigration Services UK Ltd. UK, which has been providing Immigration services to the Highly Skilled Migrants, Skilled Individuals , Entrepreneurs and UK Employers for past over 16 years. In case of any doubt we can immediately seek clarification and support from HSMP team, however if you wish to engage HSMP Immigration Services UK Ltd. for your case, you may do so.

If you wish to know more about what we can do to get you started on the business Start-up programme, then please make a enquiry today by contacting us in live chat or send an email.

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