UK Startup Residency Visa
You can apply to come to the UK if you are planning on starting a new business in the UK and you are from outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland. Your business idea and plan must have been endorsed by an approved body, which can include either a higher education institution or a business organisation with a history of supporting UK entrepreneurs. Your business must be new, innovative, viable and scalable, with good potential for growth. If you are eligible for this visa, you and your dependants would be able to stay in the UK for 2 years, after which you would have to transfer to either a UK Innovator Visa or a UK Investor Visa.
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What this visa allows
What this visa doesn't allow
Anyone from outside the EEA or Switzerland who has a viable, scalable, sustainable business idea that has a business idea that has been approved by an endorsing body alongside.
Yes, you must pass an English IELTS exam before getting this visa.
No, this visa is only for people who have not previously set up a business in the UK.
You are eligible to stay for two years, providing you can sustain your business for that time. After the two years you are eligible to switch to another type of visa.
Yes, you need to have £945 for the main applicant and £630 for each dependant, which will need to be held for 90 consecutive days before the date of the application.