INNOVATOR FOUNDER VISA
The Innovator Founder visa is aimed at experienced entrepreneurs seeking to set up or run a business in the UK. Applicants must demonstrate an innovative, viable and scalable business idea supported by an endorsing body. The initial visa is for 3 years.
To be eligible for the UK Innovator Founder visa, you must have your business or business idea assessed by an endorsing body. They will provide you with an endorsement letter if your business is eligible. You must also meet the English language requirement, be at least 18 years old, and be able to prove that you have enough personal savings to support yourself while you are in the UK.
If you want to set up a new business, you will need to prove to your endorsing body that you have enough funding and where it’s from. You do not need any investment funds if either your business is already established and has been endorsed for an earlier visa, or you have changed your business and already agreed it with your endorsing body.
Your immediate relatives can accompany or follow to join you in the UK. This includes your partner and any dependent children under the age of 18. If their application is successful, their visa will end on the same date as yours.
Applying for the Innovator Founder visa
You must apply for the UK Innovator Founder visa online. How you apply depends on whether you are outside the UK and are coming to the UK or inside the UK and extending your current visa. Each family member will need to complete an application and pay the visa fee. They must apply before they travel to the UK.
Settlement (Indefinite Leave to Remain - ILR)
Successful applicants may apply for Settlement (ILR - Indefinite Leave to Remain) on completion of their 3 years residence in the.UK. This is by far the fastest way to settle in the UK.
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