Since July 2019 you can no longer apply for UK Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur visa.


Since the 6th July 2019 you can no longer apply for UK Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur visa. It was replaced by UK Start-up visa. The main similarity in obtaining both two visas is that the applicant must have a unique idea for starting a business in the UK.

Start-up visa is issued for a period of up to 2 years, without the right to renew it, but with the possibility to switch to other types of work visas from the UK.

When switching from a Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur visa to a Start-up visa in the UK, you need to know that the period for which you can get a Start-up visa depends on how much time you have already spent in the UK under a Tier 1 Graduate visa Entrepreneur in such a way that the total time spent in Britain on these visas should not exceed 2 years.

If you are already a holder of Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur visa, you still have the right to bring your close family members to UK. To do this, you must apply for a UK Dependant visa.

You can no longer extend your Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa at the end of the first year. You must apply to switch to a Start-up visa instead.

Visas.Consulting assists in obtaining UK Start-up visa (visa web page pending on UK.Visas.Consulting website) and Dependant visas for family members.

All informations on this page have been last updated on : 15 November 2019

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