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UNITED KINGDOM – New Start-Up Visa Announced

The Home Office has announced that a new “start-up” visa will be launched in Spring 2019.

The new visa route has been designed following advice from the Migration Advisory Committee and feedback from the tech sector and other stakeholders.

Applicants will be required to have an endorsement from a university or approved business sponsor, including accelerators.

The Home Office said that further details will be released “in due course”.

Action Items

  • Potential applicants for the new start-up visa should wait for further guidance from the government before taking any action.

This alert was prepared with information provided by the UK Home Office.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this immigration alert has been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings and should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice. If you have specific questions regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Peregrine © 2017 Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd.