UK Start Up Visa
This immigration route is for individuals wishing to set up a new business in the UK. MLC Immigration Lawyers are experienced at helping migrants successfully secure UK Start Up Visas and can help you determine if you are eligible and assist with your application for this immigration route.
The Start Up Visa replaced the Graduate Entrepreneur Visa in 2019, which made the visa more inclusive to more applicants with more options for sponsors. We have helped many individuals secure this visa under the new route since it was introduced and can ensure you prepare a successful application.
To be eligible for a Start Up Visa in the UK, you must have a business idea that is new, innovative, and viable. You must also be endorsed by a business organisation with a history of supporting UK entrepreneurs or by a higher education institution in the UK.
The application process also includes proving that you are competent in the English language, proof of maintenance funds and documentation about your business idea.
The requirements can be complicated so it’s best to speak to an Immigration Lawyer to determine if you’re eligible to apply and what you will need to include with your Start Up Visa application.
Start Up Visa holders can bring their spouse, partner, or dependents by following the steps to apply for the family. If granted the visa, you can stay for two. Start Up Visa holders are not eligible for settlement, but we can advise on how to switch to the Innovator Visa route to extend your stay in the UK.
MLC Immigration Lawyers specialise in supporting or representing individuals seeking leave to remain for all types of British work visas including Start Up Visas. We will help ensure your application process is straightforward and aim to help you successfully secure leave to remain in the UK.
Contact us today for a free initial assessment to learn how we can help.