Have endorsements for the Start-up/Innovator/Global talent visa routes been suspended? What if my endorsement has expired?

No. Home Office guidance urges endorsing bodies to continue granting endorsements for those who are applying from inside the UK. In regards to Applicants outside the UK, the Home Office have suggested that the endorsing bodies need to assess the migrant’s ability to travel to the UK and start developing the business in the current crisis before they grant endorsement.

If your endorsement has expired because you have not been able to travel to the UK, the Home Office confirm that you may still be eligible for a visa. You should make your application as planned and they will consider applications on a case by case basis.