Before you apply you need to have a business or a business idea assessed and approved by an approved body. We can advise you on the current approved body and/or help you to find an approved body which suits your business. You also need:
- meet the English language test requirement
- be at least 18 years old
- be able to prove that you have enough personal savings to support yourself while you’re in the UK
- your business or business idea has been endorsed by an approved body
- You must have at least £50,000 in investment funds if you want to set up a new business. You do not need funds if your business is already established and has been endorsed for an earlier visa.