You may be able to switch your visa to a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa if you are already living in the UK and:
- you currently hold a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa; or
- you switched to a Start-up visa from a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa for your second year.
In order to switch to a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa you must be able to show that you have access to at least £50,000 in funds and a viable business plan.
You will be able to stay for 3 years if your application to switch is successful.
To apply to switch to a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Visa, you should apply online using the Home Office form here. The cost of the visa application fee is currently £1,277. It will typically take 8 weeks for a decision to be made on your application to switch.