UK Start-up Visa


What you need to know about the UK Start-up Visa.

The UK Start-up visa is for early-stage but high potential entrepreneurs who are starting a business in the UK for the first time. It offers a one-off, two-year visa(*), during which applicants will spend the majority of their time developing their business. Applicants must have an innovative, viable, and scalable business idea supported by an endorsing body.

Edinburgh Napier University is one of the endorsing bodies for the Start-up visa route. While a UK degree is not a requirement for the visa, we will only endorse applicants who are Edinburgh Napier students or alumni.ย 

IS THE UK START-UP VISA RIGHT FOR ME?


  • Are you an international student looking to set up a business in the UK after you graduate?

  • Do you have an innovative, viable, and scalable business idea?
  • Do you meet the eligibility requirements?

WHAT DO I NEED TO APPLY?


  • Your business idea and plan will need to meet the requirements, and be approved by panel members organised by our team at Bright Red Triangle.

  • Upon business plan approval, you will receive an endorsement letter from Edinburgh Napier University.
  • You will need to have sufficient maintenance funds (**).

GET IN TOUCH


  • We offer free business advice and support to help you develop your business idea.

  • We approve your business plan if it is innovative, viable, and scalable so that you can receive an endorsement letter from Edinburgh Napier University.
  • We work with the Visa & International Support team at Edinburgh Napier University to help you with your application.
  • Join the BRT Community and receive ongoing support with your growing business in the UK.

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