The Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur visa is designed for university graduates from outside the EEA and Switzerland who wish to start a business based on a genuine idea.

This visa route is similar to the Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa, but offers terms and conditions favourable to recent graduates.

You may switch to this visa inside the UK if you hold a Tier 4 Student visa.

The Graduate Entrepreneur route will be closed to new applicants as of 6 July 2019.

Graduate Entrepreneur Eligibility

This visa route is similar to the Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa, but offers terms and conditions favourable to recent graduates.

You may switch to this visa inside the UK if you hold a Tier 4 Student visa.

Graduate Entrepreneur Visa Limitations

The Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur visa can be held for a maximum of 2 years. Please be aware that this visa route does not lead to settlement in the UK.