UK Start Up Visa Lawyers

The UK Start-Up Visa is a new visa category that has replaced the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur visa.

This visa category is reserved for early-stage entrepreneurs starting a business in Britain for the first time. There is no minimum investment level. However, you will need to show that you have the developing potential to become a successful businessperson.

How Can I Qualify For The UK Start Up Visa? 

You will be eligible for this visa if you meet the following criteria:

  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • You must meet English language requirements.
  • You must provide evidence of savings to support yourself during your time in the UK.
  • You are not a European Economic Area EEA or Switzerland citizen.
  • You intend to set up a business in the UK. To set up a business in the United Kingdom, you must be endorsed by an authorised body that is either a business organisation with a history of supporting UK entrepreneurs or a UK higher education institution.

The earliest that you can submit an application for the UK Start-Up Visa is three months before you are travelling to the UK. It can take a minimum of three weeks for your visa to be reviewed.

UK Start Up Visa Lawyers

Please note that unlike the UK Innovator Visa (internal link), you do not need to invest funds. However, you must not have previously set up a business in the UK.

Your Visa Status In The UK

Under this type of visa, you are eligible to stay in the UK for two years. You are also entitled to bring family members, including a spouse or partner and children under the age of 18. You must spend the majority of your time in the UK developing your business. However, you can work outside your business to support yourself and generate additional income.

There is currently no option to extend your Start-up Visa after you have completed the two years. You can then apply for the Innovator Visa to extend your stay and develop your business. The Innovator Visa is valid for three years, with the option to extend when it is due to expire.

After five years, you could then be eligible to apply for a UK Settlement Visa.

Applying For A UK Start Up Visa

As part of your Start-Up Visa application, you must get a biometric residence permit. To do so, you will need to have your fingerprints and a photograph taken at a UK visa application centre.

To support your application, you must provide both a sufficient plan and supporting documents.

UK Start Up Visa Success Rate 

Cromwell Wilkes has the expertise and experience to ensure that applicants for the new Start-Up Visa have every chance of success – from the first enquiry to ongoing support after you start running your business.

We can provide everything you need, including:

  • Specialist legal advice at every stage of the application process.
  • Help with business planning from experienced experts.
  • Assistance in having your business endorsed.
  • Ongoing advice for the business, company, and commercial law after you arrive and as your business grows, as well as referral to specialist accounting and other business services.

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30. November, 2021.
We are a professional engineering consultant in the Middle East. I had established the firm few years ago and hired Cromwell Wilkes to move our company to the UK. As a serious business woman I expect and demand professionalism and high standards. Richard and his team never failed us and exceeded our expectations. They were attentive, fast, and professional. They do whatever it takes to succeed. My case as a sole representative was approved very fast and they met all the requirements. Thank you Richard for everything
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25. November, 2021.
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24. November, 2021.
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23. November, 2021.
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22. November, 2021.
My experience with this law firm and specially with Justin and Lucy was phenomenal. My case was difficult and different. And at one point I thought I will lose my case with Home Office. These guys handled my case professionally. Guided me step by step and I am a British citizen now and have a British passport. Fees was very reasonable. Other lawyers were asking me in thousands of pounds. My case was done in 900 pounds. So highly recommended. Thank you Justin and Lucy at Cromwell Wilkies 👍
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22. November, 2021.
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22. November, 2021.
Appointed Cromwell Wilkes to obtain a a Spouse Visa for my partner. From initial consultation, through to filling the application to final decision, the service was extremely smooth, professional ,hurdleless, swift and successful. I would like to thank our case officer Jessica Bishop who took extra care of our application and showed a super level of understanding . Aboud & Rayhane Grimesty
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22. November, 2021.
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22. November, 2021.
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