UK Innovator visa is a UK work visa category usually more experienced businesspeople looking to set up a business in the UK and they have at least £50000 in investment funds. Applicants must have an innovative, viable and scalable business idea which is supported by an endorsing body.

The Innovator visa category has replaced Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa category which has been closed for initial applications as of 29 March 2019. Applicants will be able to apply for Innovator visa relying on funds for investment of £50,000 instead of £200,000 which was a requirement for Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa category.

Our UK Innovator visa lawyer can assist you with Innovator visa application, if you want to run a business in the UK & you have at least £50000 in investment funds.

Apply Innovator visa from outside the UK

A person who has received an endorsement letter from the relevant endorsement body approving his/her business idea to be innovative, viable and scalable can apply for Innovator visa entry clearance from outside the UK by meeting all the relevant requirements as set out in Appendix W to the Immigration Rules.

If your application for entry clearance for innovator is successful, you will be granted leave to enter for a period of 3 years. Upon completion of 3 years residence in the UK as an innovator, you become eligible to apply for ILR. If you do not meet the eligibility criteria for ILR, you can apply for extension/renewal of your innovator visa.

UK Innovator visa key requirements

At least £50,000 investment for UK Innovator visa

Applicant must have at least £50k in investment funds to set up a new business in the UK. Your funding can come from any source. If your business is already established in the UK and it has been endorsed for an earlier visa then you do not need funds.

Innovator visa endorsement

For Innovator visa, you must be able to show that your business idea is a new idea with potential for growth and has been endorsed by an approved body. The Innovator migrants will have to provide the letter from the endorsing body at initial application, extension and ILR application stage in order to succeed in their applications.

You must also meet all the other eligibility requirements. Please contact us for initial assessment to determine your eligibility, and to discuss the options.

Family members

Your family members (dependants) must apply to join or remain with you in the UK if they're from outside the EEA or Switzerland. The family members include your husband, wife, partner, your child under 18 or your child over 18.

If your child is over 18 they cannot apply if they are outside the UK. They can apply from inside the UK if they are already here as your dependant.

Our fee

Our expert UK immigration lawyer will guide you through every step of the UK Innovator visa application process including advice about legal requirements, eligibility criteria and UK Innovator visa business plan.

Our fixed fee

We charge a fixed fee starting from £1000 for our professional legal services in relation to Entry Clearance application for UK Innovator visa. The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.

Do you need legal help?

Contact Rex Law Chambers, if you have any questions or need legal help with any UK immigration law related matter. At Rex Law Chambers, we specialise in a wide range of UK visas and nationality applications and our principal immigration lawyer has wealth of experience and expert knowledge to deal with all types of UK visas and immigration applications. He has successfully handled many complex and high-profile cases and also represented clients in their immigration matters.

We can provide one-off FREE general legal advice via live chat or our "Enquiry Form". The FREE advice does not cover the advice in relation to complex legal issues or advice about documents to be submitted in support of the application. If you would like to to get detailed legal advice then please schedule an in-person, Zoom, Skype or phone consultation by using our "Appointment Request Form".

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