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The Innovator Visa route is aimed at applicants who can demonstrate relevant experience in business and who have the necessary skills that can support the UK business they wish to invest in.
Fresh Business Services will manage the complete application process for Foreign Investors and ensure they qualify for investment through the UK Innovator Visa scheme
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.
The Innovator Visa is also available for entrepreneurs who wish to collaborate with a UK resident to start a new business. Applicants applying through Fresh Business Services will be required to invest a minimum of £150,000 - £200,000 of funding, in return for equity in the business.
Investors 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)
You must show you can support yourself financially while you are in the UK