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Axis Solicitors’ team based in all major cities of the UK are Specialists in UK Start-up Visa application with years of experience. We provide our clients with expert advice and clear guidance critical for their success throughout the case.

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    Start Up Visa Solicitors

    Application Brief

    Start Up visa is a successor of Tier 1 visa. This route is for new entrepreneurs who are looking to establish a business in the UK for the first time.

    About the Route

    Home Secretary announced about Start Up Visa in June 2018 that this new route will expand the applicant pool of talented entrepreneurs.

    Process Working

    To qualify for the Start Up Visa route, you must be endorsed from an approved endorsing body.

    Endorsement Reason

    This process will also make the visa process faster and smoother for entrepreneurs to come to the UK.

    Skilled Worker Visa/Overseas Business Representative Conditions
    Requirements for Start Up Visa UK

    Endorsement and 18 years above age restriction is first things that needs to be checked. Other requirements are:

    • Have a minimum level of English Language at least CEFR level B2 in reading, writing, speaking and listening. However, if you are applying within the United Kingdom and have already proved your knowledge of English language to be of level B2 in any earlier successful application, then you are exempt of this requirement. Moreover, if you are a national of English-speaking country then you are exempt of this requirement
    • Be able to maintain yourself while you are in the UK. You need to have at least £945 in your bank account for 90 consecutive days before you apply. (If you are applying from outside the uk, and the maintenance funds are held in another currency. The amount of maintenance funds will be converted using the GBP exchange rate. The Home office relies upon oanda for exchange rates.)

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    Startup Visa Main Features

    No initial funding is required & Visa is granted for 2 years. It offers you flexibility of working outside your own business to support yourself.
    You can bring your dependant family members i.e. spouse (husband/wife) or any children under 18 to the UK.

    You can apply for a Start-up visa if:

    • You want to set up a business in the UK
    • You’re from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland
    • You are at least 18 years old
    • You meet the English language requirement
    • You are able to prove that you have enough personal savings to support yourself while you’re in the UK
    • You must get your business idea endorsed by an authorized body that is either a UK higher education institution or a business organization with a history of supporting UK entrepreneurs.

    You can stay in the UK for up to 2 years with no extension possible.

    Application process time

    The decision on Start up visa can be made within 3 weeks. You can apply up to 3 months before the intended travel date.

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    Home Office application fee

    Applicant applying from outside the United Kingdom must pay £363.00 towards the application fee.

    Start-Up Visa Extension

    On 24 months endorsement, you must demonstrate enough progress to meet the requirements of UK Innovator Visa.

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    We can help clients across the UK. We service the work from our four offices
    (Manchester, London, Birmingham and Chester)

    Why you should choose us?

    When you instruct us you will receive the following service that we take pride in

    Dedicated Case Handler

    Each of our cases is handled directly by a senior solicitor in our firm; they are also assisted by at least a team of two other relevantly qualified team members, which includes solicitors and paralegals.

    Fixed Fee

    In most of the cases, we charge fixed fee, which is quoted right at the beginning while taking instructions and this never changes. You can reasonably contact our team of lawyers as many times as you like during the course of your instruction as we prefer to help clients even after we have won their case.

    Expertise and Efficiency

    Our UK Solicitors that are allocated your case, are all fully experienced in their specific field of Law. We spend considerable amount of time staying up to date with laws to provide you with best service.

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    We have offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Chester.

    Open Hours

    Monday – Friday: 9am – 5:30pm
    Saturday: By Appointments
    Sunday: Off

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