Innovator Visa

Innovator Visa

Innovator visas are for individuals wanting to set up or a run a business in the UK.

To obtain an Innovator Visa, you will need to either have £50,000 in investment funds if wanting to set up a new business in the UK, or if your business is already established it must have been endorsed for an earlier visa.

You will need to pass an English language test (unless you are coming from an English-speaking country or you have a university degree which was taught in English). You must also be able to support yourself and any dependants by showing a minimum amount of funds for living needs.

Innovator visas are granted for 3 years initially. The visa can be renewed, for a further three years, as many times as required, provided you still meet the eligibility requirements. If you can show that your business is viable and that you have created 2 full-time paid jobs, you may be eligible for permanent residency after five years.


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