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What is an endorsing body?

An endorsing body for the Start-up visa is either:

  • a UK higher education institution; or
  • a business organisation with a history of supporting UK entrepreneurs.

The UKVI provides a list of authorised endorsing bodies that can issue endorsements in respect of Start-up visas here.

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