London solicitors are specialist business immigration lawyers and can assist you if you decide to apply for a UK Start-Up Visa.
The UK Start-up visa is for individuals who are new entrepreneurs and want to establish a business in the UK for the first time. You do not need to be a graduate or have secured any initial funding. However, you will need to have an innovative, viable and scalable business idea which has been approved by a UK government approved endorsing body.
Start-up visas are valid for 2 years and may be extended into an Innovator visa category which would then lead to ILR in three years. Start-up visa applicants can bring their partner and any children under the age of 18 to the UK.
In order to qualify for a Start-up visa you will need to prove:
You have not previously established a business in the UK (unless you previously held leave as a Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur);
You have been endorsed by an approved UK endorsing body that has assessed your business idea for innovation, viability and scalability and is satisfied that you will spend the majority of your working time in the UK on developing your business venture;
Your endorsement letter was issued not more than 3 months before the date of your Start-up visa application;
You genuinely intend to undertake, and are capable of undertaking, any work or business activity in the UK stated in your application;
You are competent in the English language to at least CEFR Level B2 (equivalent to IELTS 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking);
If you are outside the UK or have been in the UK for less than 12 months then you have at least £1270 to support yourself, plus £285 for a dependent partner, £315 for a first child and £200 for each additional child
You have some investment funds available to you as some endorsing bodies require a certain level of funding
If you are thinking of applying for a UK start-up visa then you are welcome to take our free online assessment. Your profile will be assessed by one of our expert SRA registered Immigration solicitors. This way, London solicitors can be sure your eligibility will not be an issue and obtaining the necessary documents will not be a problem too. London Solicitors has an impressive success rate for start-up visa applications.
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