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March 13, 2021

Types of Business Visas in the UK and Requirements

  • Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa – 1,000 of these visas are issued each year. It is valid for up to five years with a possibility of extension for another five years. This visa is issued to experts in the fields of science, humanities, engineering, medicine, digital technology, and the arts.
  • Tier 1 (Investor) visa- for those willing to invest at least 2 million GBP (2.6 million USD) in the UK. It is valid for three years and can be extended for a further two years.
  • Start-up visa- for citizens of countries outside of the EEA/Switzerland who want to start a business and have enough means to support themselves in the process. It is valid for two years.
  • Innovator visa- for people that have an “endorsement letter” to a business or idea, approved by an endorsing body from this list.

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