Can You Start a Business on a Student Visa?

There are strict rules governing what international students can and cannot do during their period of leave in the UK. This includes rules on working. But is it possible for student visa holders to start a business in the UK? The Tier 4 visa is now closed to new applicants, and has been replaced by […]

How to Get Start Up Visa Endorsement

Securing start up visa endorsement is the first step in the visa application process for foreign nationals coming to the UK to set up a business for the first time. Under the route, applicants must demonstrate their business idea meets the eligibility requirements by securing endorsement from an authorised endorsing body.   What is start […]

Start Up Visa Endorsing Bodies

Start Up visa endorsing bodies The application process for the UK’s new start up visa is in two stages. First, applicants must apply to and secure endorsement from a Home Office-approved endorsing body. Only then can you progress to the next stage, submitting a visa application to the Home Office for leave to remain or […]

UK Business Visa Options

Which UK business visa? If you’re looking to start up a business in Britain, there are a number of types of UK business visa that may be available to you. Each visa is different, so it’s recommended you take advice on your specific circumstances to ensure you consider all the options relevant to your needs […]

UK Immigration Rule Changes March 2019

Summary of the government’s Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules, published on 7 March 2019, including changes affecting Tier 2, Tier 4 and Tier 1 as well as the EU Settlement Scheme. Employers are advised in particular to note the increase to Tier 2 minimum salary thresholds and amendments to the rule on Tier […]

New UK Start Up Visa Announced

The UK Start Up Visa opened to new applications on 29th March 2019. Aimed at aspiring and ambitious non-EEA national entrepreneurs looking to set up business in the UK, the new route will see applicants and their business ideas vetted by an approved industry body against set criteria, with no requirement to have initial capital […]