Chester

FRESH THINKING –

GENERATING REAL GROWTH

“We Succeed by Connecting People from across the World to Improve their Lives, their Business
and their Future, through Innovation and Investment.”

INNOVATOR VISA

The Innovator Visa route is aimed at applicants who can demonstrate relevant experience in business and who have the necessary skills that can support their UK business.​

 

Fresh Business Services will manage the complete application process for individuals, and their families, and ensure they qualify for UK status through the Innovator visa scheme.​

Option 1

The Innovator category is for more experienced business people seeking to establish their own business in the UK. Applicants will usually need a minimum £50,000 funding available to invest in their business. Innovators must work entirely on developing their business ventures and may not take on other employment outside their business.

 

Option 2

The Innovator Visa is also available for entrepreneurs who wish to collaborate with a UK resident to start a new business together. Applicants applying through Fresh Business Services will be required to meet all current UK Government visa requirements. Innovators must work entirely on developing their business ventures and may not take on other employment outside their business. Innovators must work entirely on developing their business ventures and may not take on other employment outside their business.

 

Innovator visas are valid for 3 years and can lead directly to indefinite leave to remain in the UK (Permanent Residence) at the end of this period. Innovator visa applicants can bring their partner and any children under the age of 18 to the UK.

 

Innovator Visa Eligibility

If you wish to be considered under this Visa category, you must:

  • Be over the age of 18

  • Be ready to invest a minimum of £50,000 into your Business or have up to £200,000

  • You need to prove you have the required investment money in your bank account (or your dependant’s bank account) for at least 90 days before you apply for the Innovator Visa

  • Have your Business idea endorsed by an approved Endorsing Body

  • Your Endorsement Letter is no more than 90 days old at the time of your visa application

  • Have funds in your bank account for at least 28 days

  • Have a good command of the English Language and pass the English language test to at least CEFR level B2 (equivalent to IELTS 5.5 in reading, writing, listening, and speaking)