UNITED KINGDOM – New Start-Up Visa Announced

The Home Office announced that a new “start-up” visa will be launched in Spring 2019.

The new visa route has been designed following advice from the Migration Advisory Committee and feedback from the tech sector and other stakeholders.

Applicants will be required to have an endorsement from a university or approved business sponsor, including accelerators.

The Home Office said that further details will be released “in due course”.

Action Items

Potential applicants for the new start-up visa should wait for further guidance from the government before taking any action.

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