Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa
This visa route enables aspiring entrepreneurs who hold a UK-recognised degree to come to the UK and try to develop their business idea. Their business idea must have been endorsed by either the Department for International Trade or by an authorised UK higher educational institution. Close family members may also apply.
Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneurs can carry out research and are allowed to work if they want to. The visa is issued for one year and can be extended for a further year, but it does not provide a route to indefinite leave to remain. However, a Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur can switch in the UK to a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa if they meet all the relevant requirements.
There is an English language requirement for Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur status.