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How do I get endorsed for the Start-up visa?

Before you apply for the visa, your business or business idea must be endorsed by an authorised body (see below).

To obtain an endorsement, you need to show that your business proposal is:

  • new
  • innovative
  • viable

When considering this, the endorsing body will take into account factors such as whether your business idea is original and if you have the necessary skills and knowledge to run the business.

For more information about the services we can offer in helping you obtain endorsement, please contact our immigration specialists.


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