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Start-up visa information

The process of application for endorsement from Kingston University is:

1.    complete the interest form for the Start-up visa 

2.    attend the Bright-Ideas to start-up workshops

3.    enter your idea into the Bright Ideas competition

4.    attend and present your progress at catch-up sessions

5.    complete a start-up visa application form

After you have submitted your start-up visa application form the committee will decide whether you should be invited to a start-up visa interview.

This process to establish the extent of your commitment and ability to run your own business in the UK and that you have developed a genuine and credible business idea.

When you should apply

There are four deadlines each year for application forms to be submitted for a start-up visa:

  • 15 April
  • 15 July
  • 15 September
  • 15 November

You must complete the interest form at least three months before your current visa expires. If your current visa expires in less than three months then you may not be considered for this route.

More information on the Start-up visa route.

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