Appendix W- Start Up & Innovator Visa
We are experienced Immigration lawyers able to assist with the UK Start up visa and Innovator visa.
The tier 1 entrepreneur route is now closed to new applicants. Those already on the tier 1 route can apply to extend.
The tier 1 entrepreneur route has been replaced by two new routes:
- The UK start up visa
- The Innovator visa
To apply for a UK start up visa, foreign individuals who wish to establish a business in the UK can apply to realise their business dreams. They must demonstrate that they have a realistic business idea and must be supported by an endorsing body.
The start-up visa only allows entry clearance for two years, with individuals then progressing to the Innovator visa.
To qualify for an Innovator visa, a foreign individual must be an experienced business person with minimum available funds of £50,000. Additionally, they must be supported by an endorsing body.
Innovators are granted entry clearance for a period of three years and may thereafter apply for settlement.