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What is a Startup Visa?

A Startup Visa is a special type of visa designed for entrepreneurs and startup founders who wish to establish and grow their businesses in a foreign country. It provides them with the legal permission to live and work in the destination country while launching and developing their startup. The Startup Visa typically comes with certain eligibility criteria, including viable innovative business idea the capacity to generate employment and potential economic benefits to the host country Be competitive on a global scale Obtaining a Startup Visa can open up new opportunities for entrepreneurs to access global markets, resources, and networks.



It’s important to note that the eligibility criteria, application process, and requirements for a startup visa can vary significantly by country and visa program. Therefore, it’s essential to consult the specific guidelines and requirements of the startup visa program you are interested in applying for to ensure you meet all the necessary criteria.


Individuals who have a viable business idea, a solid business plan, and the potential to create economic benefits for the host country.

Startup Founders

Founders of early-stage startups or businesses who intend to expand their operations and establish a presence in a foreign country.

Business Teams

Teams of entrepreneurs or professionals who collectively possess the skills, experience, and qualifications necessary to launch and grow a successful business in a foreign country.

Investors and Innovators

Individuals who plan to invest in a new or existing business or bring innovative products or services to a foreign market.

Where to Start?

The process for applying for a startup visa can vary by country and specific visa program. However, here are the general steps for applying for a startup visa:

Begin by researching different startup visa programs available in the country you wish to establish your startup. Compare the requirements, benefits, and application processes of each program to determine the most suitable option for your startup.

Carefully review the eligibility criteria for the chosen startup visa program. Ensure that you and your team meet the necessary qualifications, such as having a viable business idea, a solid business plan, and potential economic benefits to the host country.

Develop a comprehensive and detailed business plan that outlines your startup’s goals, market analysis, competitive landscape, revenue model, and growth strategies. Ensure that the business plan aligns with the criteria of the startup visa program.

Collect all required documentation for the visa application, including resumes, educational certificates, language proficiency tests, business plans, and any other relevant materials. Ensure that all documents are accurate, complete, and meet the program’s guidelines.

   Some startup visa programs may require you to secure funding or investment from approved investors, venture capital firms, or angel investors. Ensure that you have the necessary financial support to meet the program’s requirements.

   Some startup visa programs may require you to receive support or endorsement from approved organizations, such as business incubators, accelerators, or government agencies. Engage with these organizations to obtain the necessary support or endorsement.

   Complete the application form for the startup visa program, providing all required information and documents. Pay any applicable application fees and submit the application to the appropriate immigration authorities.

   Some visa programs may require you to attend interviews or evaluations to assess your business idea, team qualifications, and potential contributions to the host country.

   After submitting the application, wait for the immigration authorities to review and process your application. The processing time may vary depending on the program and country.

   If your application is approved, you will receive the startup visa, which allows you and your team to live and work in the host country while establishing and growing your startup.

   Once you receive the visa, proceed with establishing your startup in the host country. This may involve registering your business, securing office space, hiring employees, and launching your operations.

   Ensure that you comply with the ongoing requirements of the startup visa program, such as meeting performance milestones, creating jobs, and contributing to the local economy.

It’s important to note that the application process and requirements can vary significantly by country and visa program. Therefore, it’s essential to consult the specific guidelines and requirements of the startup visa program you are interested in applying for to ensure a successful application process.

How Can We Help?

At Sela Space, we understand the challenges and opportunities that come with starting and growing a business in a foreign country. Our Startup Services are designed to support entrepreneurs and startup founders in navigating the complexities of international business and making their entrepreneurial dreams a reality.

Assessment of Startup Viability

Sela Space provides consultation sessions to assess the viability of your startup idea and its potential for success.

Destination Country Analysis

  – We conduct a comprehensive analysis of your preferred destination country to determine if it offers a startup visa program that aligns with your goals.

  – Our team provides insights into the country’s business environment, regulatory requirements, and opportunities for entrepreneurs.

Startup Visa Eligibility Assessment

  – Our expert partner lawyers offer assistance in evaluating your eligibility for a startup visa in the desired country.

  – We guide you through the specific eligibility criteria, such as business plan requirements, funding thresholds, and other qualifications needed for the visa application.

Strategic Advice and Guidance

  – Our consultation sessions also include strategic advice and guidance on making informed decisions about pursuing a startup and applying for a visa.

  – We help you understand the challenges and opportunities associated with launching a startup in a foreign country and provide support in navigating the application process.

Personalized Consultation

  – Sela Space offers personalized consultation sessions tailored to your unique needs, goals, and circumstances.

  – Our team of experts takes the time to understand your aspirations, answer your questions, and provide customized solutions to help you make the right choices for your entrepreneurial journey.

Ongoing Support

Starting and growing a business is a continuous journey, and we are committed to supporting you every step of the way. From initial consultation to visa application and team formation, Sela Space provides ongoing support and guidance to help you navigate challenges, make informed decisions, and achieve long-term success.

Ready to Start?

At Sela Space, we are dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs and startup founders to turn their business ideas into reality. Join us on your path to international business success, and let us be your trusted partner in achieving your entrepreneurial goals!