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UK Innovator Visa

Overview

You can apply for an innovator visa if:

- you want to set up or run a business in the UK
- your business or business idea has been endorsed by an approved body
- you are from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland
- you meet the other eligibility requirements

 

Funds required

If you want to set up a new business, you must have at least 50 000 GBP (62 000 USD) in investment funds. You do not need 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.

 

How long will it take?

The earliest you can apply is 3 months before you travel. In most cases, you should receive a decision within 3 weeks. 

 

Fees

Government application fees starts from 1 021 GBP (1260 USD). Migratio’s professional fee starts at 20 000 GBP (25 000 USD).

 

How long you can stay

You can stay for 3 years if you come to the UK on an innovator visa, or switch to this visa from another visa. You can apply to extend it for another 3 years when your visa is due to expire. And there is no limit on the number of times you can extend. You may be able to apply for settlement (known as ‘indefinite leave to remain’) once you have been in the UK for 3 years.

 

What you can and cannot do


You can:

- set up a business or several businesses
- work for your business (this includes being employed as a director, or self-employed as a member of a business partnership)
- bring family members with you

 

You cannot:

- do any work outside your business
- work as a doctor or dentist in training
- work as a professional sportsperson or coach
- get public funds

Other work permits

Tier 1 - Investor Visa

This type of visa is available only if you are going to invest 2 000 000 GBP (which is around 2 500 000 USD) or more in the UK

Learn more

Tier 2 - Skilled Workers

This type of visa is available only if you have found a well paid job in the UK. We do not provide HR services.

Learn more

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INTERNATIONAL OFFICES:

UAE
  • CITY: Dubai
  • ADDRESS: Villa S101, Plaza Boutique 12
    Executive Towers, Business Bay
  • PHONE: +971 4 597 3333
  • E-MAIL: [email protected]
UNITED KINGDOM
  • CITY: London
  • ADDRESS: 8 St James's Square
    Mayfair, SW1Y 4JU
  • PHONE: +44 20 8123 7771
  • E-MAIL: [email protected]
HONG KONG
  • CITY: Hong Kong
  • ADDRESS: Level 19, Two IFC
    Office of Migratio HK
  • PHONE: +852 8193 3330
  • E-MAIL: [email protected]
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  • CITY: Singapore
  • ADDRESS: United Square Office Tower
    101 Thomson Road, #06-01/06
  • PHONE: +65 31 594 797
  • E-MAIL: [email protected]
PORTUGAL
  • CITY: Lisbon
  • ADDRESS: Avenida Da Liberdade 110
    Migratio Law Firm
  • PHONE: +351 707 507 388
  • E-MAIL: [email protected]
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  • CITY: Riga
  • ADDRESS: Mucenieku iela 3
    Office of European Investment Holding
  • PHONE: +371 67 111 111
  • E-MAIL: [email protected]
RUSSIA
  • CITY: Moscow
  • ADDRESS: Smolensky Passage
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  • PHONE: +7 495 128 77 75
  • E-MAIL: [email protected]
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  • CITY: Port Vila
  • ADDRESS: VIMC, Second Floor
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  • PHONE: +678 22211
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  • CITY: Istanbul
  • ADDRESS: Ofis Lamartine
    Lamartin Caddesi Kat 5 & 6
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  • E-MAIL: [email protected]
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  • CITY: Lahore
  • ADDRESS: Tricon Corporate Centre
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  • ADDRESS: Level 19
    UTC Building
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INDIA
  • CITY: Mumbai
  • ADDRESS: Bandra Kurla Complex
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  • PHONE: +91 22 5032 3241
  • E-MAIL: [email protected]
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  • CITY: New Cairo
  • ADDRESS: 1st Floor, Red-Con Building
    New Cairo Financial Center
  • PHONE: +20 800 00 60 110
  • E-MAIL: [email protected]
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  • CITY: Erbil
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  • ADDRESS: Val D'Hydra
    Boulevard du 11 Decembre 1960
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  • CITY: Rabat
  • ADDRESS: Arribat Centre
    Avenue Inaouin, Agdal
  • PHONE: +44 20 8123 7771
  • E-MAIL: [email protected]
SOUTH AFRICA
  • CITY: Johannesburg
  • ADDRESS: Rosebank
    Level 4, The Firs
  • PHONE: +27 11 083 5444
  • E-MAIL: [email protected]
KENYA
  • CITY: Nairobi
  • ADDRESS: Level 13, Tower 2
    Delta Corner Towers
  • PHONE: +254 207 640 510
  • E-MAIL: [email protected]
TANZANIA
  • CITY: Dar Es Salaam
  • ADDRESS: Acacia Estates Offices
    Kinondoni Road, Kinondoni
  • PHONE: +44 20 8123 7771
  • E-MAIL: [email protected]

CONTACT DETAILS:

UAE
  • CITY: Dubai
  • ADDRESS: Villa S101, Plaza Boutique 12
    Executive Towers, Business Bay
  • PHONE: +971 4 597 3333
  • E-MAIL: [email protected]