U.K Startup Visa 

New entrepreneurs with innovative ideas supported by an approved organization can move to the U.K. with their family with a Startup Visa.

If you are an experienced entrepreneur with capital to invest in a startup, you may be interested in an Innovator Visa.



The home of Shakespeare, the Beatles, James Bond, Harry Potter, and innumerable other icons, the U.K. is one of Europe’s cultural centers. Its bustling cities are known for world-class museums, music, fashion, and dining, while picturesque villages offer a slow, bucolic lifestyle.

The Startup Visa is valid for 2 years, and it will allow you to set up a new business in the U.K. If your business is successful and ongoing, you have a day-to-day role in operating it, and your endorsing body approves, you may be eligible to switch to an Innovator Visa. This would offer a path to settle permanently in the U.K.

Internet Speed

Fixed broadband: 92.63 Mbps download/26.55 Mbps upload

Mobile: 78.12 Mbps download/12.56 Mbps upload

Cost of living

No. 28 globally 



Application Process

Apply online

You may need to appear for an appointment in person.

The application should be processed in 3 weeks if you apply from outside the U.K. or 8 weeks if applying from inside the U.K.

Documents Required

Other documents may be required. Documents should be in English or Welsh, or submit them with a certified translation. 

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