Start-up visa is designed for business beginners who want to set up a business in the UK for the first time. Start-up visa applicants do not need to make an initial investment. Instead they must obtain endorsement from an endorsing body confirming that the business project is innovative, viable and scalable. Successful applicants will be granted a 2-year visa. Upon its expiration they will be able to apply for an Innovator visa if they plan to further develop their business in the UK.
You can apply for a UK Start-up visa from March 29, 2019. This visa category is designed for beginning and ambitious entrepreneurs from countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who are seeking to set up their first business in the UK. The key requirement for both Start-up and Innovator visa applications is the endorsement letter from an endorsing body. A business project is assessed by specific criteria of being innovative, viable and scalable, and the results are stated by a competent authorized organization in the endorsement letter.