Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa

This visa has now been replaced by the Start Up Visa, as of 29 March 2019.

If you are from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland with a graduate degree as well as a genuine and credible business idea you may be eligible to apply for Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa. This visa allows the applicant to start or join a UK business which will be granted as an initial one-year stay in the UK to set up your business. You will then be able to extend this visa by one year and then switch to the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa if your business is successful.

You must be endorsed as part of the Elite global graduate entrepreneur programme (Sirius) or an authorised endorsing UK Higher education institution (HEI). Your application will be processed depending on your endorsement, and you will also be required to pay the NHS surcharge. If you are not a graduate but wish to start or join a UK business you may be eligible to apply for a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa.

Applications for a Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa have a high refusal rate and can be very complex therefore it is advised to speak to an immigration expert who can guide you through the process. Our team will support you through each step of the application process to try and obtain the best possible outcome.

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