NEXUS has been approved by the Home Office as an Endorsing Body for the purpose of Startup and Innovator visas. Endorsement by NEXUS enables the best and brightest global talent to work in the UK's cutting-edge creative, tech and digital sectors.

Read on to find out more about what type of businesses and startups we’re currently looking for and more information about our endorsement application process:

Information about our endorsement application process:

Sectors: Tech, Digital, VR, Events, Media, Film, Music, Fashion & Textiles, Gaming, Dance

Based in: London

Endorses business in: UK wide

Intake on applications: All year round

Restrictions on applications: Only individuals who obtain and accept a place on the NEXUS ESG programme. Applicants can apply to become a member of NEXUS ahead of the visa application.

Stage 1

You will need to first complete our ENDORSING BODY APPLICATION FORM.

If you do not have a Business Plan, we will consider you for endorsement and encourage all interested to still complete this form.

Endorsing body application form

Stage 2

Once your application has been reviewed by our registrations team and our qualifying criteria has been met, our Programme Manager will make contact within 14 working days. At this stage we may request further information and / or advise of next steps.

If you do not receive any reply within 14 working days, then your application has unfortunately not been successful.

Stage 3

NEXUS considers applications for those operating in the Creative, Tech and Digital Industries.

To be considered for endorsement for either the Start-Up / Innovator Visa, applicants will need to be a SIGNED-UP ‘Incubate’ member of NEXUS and will be required to complete the 8 week online NEXUS ESG Startup Programme. Due to the overwhelming demand and limited capacity it is strongly recommended that applicants signup for the Incubate membership as soon as possible.

Subject to the final business plan review, at the end of the NEXUS ESG Startup Programme, five applicants that have excelled in meeting the criteria will be supported with endorsement.