You can apply for a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa if you are a graduate who has been officially endorsed as having a genuine and credible business idea, you should be from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland and meet the other eligibility criteria
You must be endorsed by either:
- the Department for International Trade (DIT) as part of the elite global graduate entrepreneur programme (Sirius)
- a UK higher education institution (HEI) if it's an authorised endorsing body
You should get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks if you've been endorsed by DIT and within 8 weeks if you've been endorsed by a UK higher education institution.