Innovator Visa UK

Be an innovator in the UK with our assistance 

The innovator Visa UK allows foreign entrepreneurs to live and work in the UK. The majority of the time, you’ll need at least £50,000 to invest in your company (or have already invested £50,000), but there are some exceptions. 

Innovator visas are valid for three years which can be further extended for another three years. Applicants for an innovator visa can bring their partner and any minor children under 18 to the UK.

YES UK immigration will help you to obtain entry clearance visa into the UK and make introductions to banks, investment managers, estate agents, and colleges, allowing you and your family to integrate in the UK.

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What Are The Eligibility Criteria for an Innovator Visa?

To be eligible for an Innovator Visa, you must satisfy below criteria:

  • Have a business plan that has been endorsed by an approved body.
  • In the United Kingdom, a bank account is needed (if you have not done this, our team can make the necessary bank introductions)
  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • Be able to prove that you can support yourself financially.
  • Meet the English language requirement.
  • Prove that the £50,000 in investment funds is yours, your husband’s, wife’s, unmarried partner’s, or same-sex partner’s.

If you need immediate help with your Innovator Visa UK application, reach out to us at +44 20 3151 9366.

What are the Advantages of Having an Innovator Visa?

Here are the advantages of having an Innovator Visa: 

  • Enter the emerging UK market. It’s your chance to grow your company, gain more customers worldwide, make money, and help the community by creating jobs. 
  • Obtain a three-year visa extension. 
  • The innovator path allows you to have access to many business opportunities, as well as peace of mind
  • Processing is simple and convenient
  • Incentives of healthcare and education in the United Kingdom.

How to Apply for an Innovator Visa?

Anyone can apply online for an Innovator Visa UK unless they hail from North Korea. When applying, you must have the correct documentation to support your application. Failure to do so could lead to your application being rejected right away, wasting valuable time. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) will ask you to provide biometric information once your application has been received. This can be accomplished at a Visa Application Centre.

Yes UK Immigration advisors are here to help you with your innovator Visa UK application. You can reach out to us in case of any queries. 

Required Documents for Innovator Visa UK Application

You must provide proof of the following when applying for an Innovator Visa:

  • A valid passport or travel document
  • The results of your tuberculosis examination if applicable
  • A criminal record certificate from every country where you have lived for at least 12 months in the previous ten years.
  • Bank statements showing you have had at least £1,270 in savings for 28 consecutive days before you apply. 
  • Proof of investment funds

Find out if you are eligible for the UK Innovator Visa. Talk to our immigration experts and get the right advice. 

Investment Funds Required for Innovator Visa UK

You should have at least £50,000 available to invest in your UK company or have already invested £50,000. You may use your funds or funds given by your endorsing body. You may not need any investment funds if your business is already established with investment made or you’ve changed your business and agreed with your endorsing body. As a condition of endorsement, some endorsing bodies demand extra funding. You need to have a minimum amount of 1,270 pounds for 28 consecutive days to satisfy maintenance criteria before applying for the innovator visa.

What to Do If Your Application for Innovator Visa Is Refused?

If your Innovator visa is refused, you may request an Administrative Review or Judicial Review of the decision, depending upon the reason of refusal. You may also resubmit your application for an Innovator Visa. 

YES UK Immigration advisors will quickly assess the reasons for the rejection of your application by UK Visas and Immigration and provide advice on the best course of action.

If you’re stuck with evaluating your application status, Yes UK Immigration can help you clear all your doubts and ease your application process. 

How Can Yes UK Immigration Help You with Innovator Visa UK Application?

Complete Visa Application Support

YES UK Immigration provide you with specific guidance on qualifying criteria and organising the whole documentation, we will represent you at Home Office and resolve any queries they might have.

Stress-free Processing

Our immigration lawyers guide you through every phase of your Innovator Visa application. Whatever assistance you need during the process, Yes UK Immigration is here to provide.

Unmatched Expertise

Our immigration advisors have worked with a wide range of entrepreneurs and their companies. We can help you navigate the Home Office’s complicated laws and policies with expert immigration solutions.


Innovator visa is valid for three years. During these years you can bring your family and start your business. If you wish to seek an extension, you may require the same business endorsement. Your visa can be extended for another three years.

Your business concept can be in any industry, as long as it is sufficiently innovative, viable, and scalable. In addition to their main business concept, applicants may grow other businesses.

The endorsement process can be quite complicated for some candidates as it involves various stages- submission and verification of documents, a detailed interview and evaluation of the business plan.

While you are free to purchase a home for yourself, you must have used the £50,000 investment funds which cannot be used to invest in real estate

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