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Institutions for Graduate Entrepreneurs listed

August 22, 2018 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

The UKVI has recently published an updated list regarding the endorsing of Graduate Entrepreneur’s.

Upon the list are all educational institutions that are should be referred to by all graduates seeking to apply for the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Visa.

What is the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Visa?

If you are a graduate with an officially recognised and credible business idea and are from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland, as well as meeting the ‘eligibility’ criteria, then you will be entitled to apply for the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Visa.

Depending upon who will endorse you as a Graduate Entrepreneur, shall determine your eligibility overall. For instance, it is mandatory that the prospective applicant is endorsed by either the Department for International Trade (DIT)  or an authorised endorsing body that is a UK Higher Education Institution (HEI).

Fees outlined

The UKVI has outlined the fees for the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Visa application as follows:

Who you’re applying forApply (outside the UK)Extend or switch by post in the UK
If you’re a citizen of Turkey or Macedonia£308£438
All dependants£363 each person£493 each person

To find out more about the recent updates to the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Visa, please click here.

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