Startup visas around the world

The world has been observing what’s happening in Silicon Valley, and as a result countries are trying to make it attractive for startups to be based within their shores, especially in light of US visa hurdles. This is a list of countries offering startup visas, programs and special economic zones directly targeted at attracting startups and entrepreneurs.

Disclaimer: Do not use this as official legal, immigration, or tax advice. Before choosing a structure for your business, including where to establish your base, seek the help of a certified professional. There's a ton of nuance involved in migrating to another country, so use this as a resource to guide you, then inform yourself with the relevant, official authorities.

Last updated: June 2021