Innovator Visa

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.

Corporate Immigration Team