Innovator Visa

If you are an established business person looking to open an innovative business in the UK, then you need to use this route.

Are you an experienced business person looking to establish a business in the UK?

In contrast to the Start-up visa route, this route is for more experienced non-EEA citizens looking to establish a business in the UK or have a viable business idea.

The application process depends on whether you want to set up a new business, or your business is already established and has previously been endorsed. The main difference is that a new business must have at least £50,000 in investment funds.

As with most applications, there are stringent requirements outlined below:

  1. You must be at least 18 years old;
  2. You must be a non-EEA citizen;
  3. You must meet the English Language Test;
  4. You must want to set up or run a business in the UK;
  5. If the endorsing body is not certifying your maintenance, you must evidence maintenance funds for 90 consecutive days;
  6. If you want to set up a new business, you must have at least £50,000 in investment funds.

This is a demanding application subject to a number of set criteria and complex guidance. We will advise you on the process, and documentary evidence required. If you are keen to understand a new business idea or wish to establish an endorsed business in the UK, contact us to discuss your options with our experts today.

Key Contacts

If you are looking for help and guidance or have a question relating to Innovator Visa, please contact us today on +44 (0)20 7242 1666.