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Business Visa

you want to set up and run an innovative business in the UK – it must be something that’s different from anything else on the market.

 

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Innovator Visa

You can apply for an Innovator visa if:
If you’re from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein

If you or your family member started living in the UK by 31 December 2020, you may be able to apply to the free EU Settlement Scheme.

 

The deadline to apply was 30 June 2021 for most people. You can still apply if either:

 

Eligibility

You must be able to show that your business idea is:

 

Knowledge of English

You must be able to speak, read, write and understand English. You’ll usually need to prove your knowledge of English when you apply.

If you’re not eligible for an Innovator visa

You may be eligible for another type of visa to work in the UK.

How long you can stay

You can stay for 3 years if you either:

If you want to stay longer in the UK

You can apply to extend your stay for another 3 years when your visa is due to expire. There’s no limit on the number of times you can extend.

 

You may be able to apply for settlement once you’ve been in the UK for 3 years.

If your endorsement is withdrawn

Your visa may be cut short if your endorsement is withdrawn by the endorsing body. If you want to stay longer, you must re-apply with a new endorsement before your current visa expires.

How to apply

You must apply online.

 

How you apply depends on whether you’re:

 

You can include your partner and children in your application to stay in the UK if they are eligible.

How long it takes

As part of your application, you’ll need to prove your identity and provide your documents.

 

You may need to allow extra time if you need an appointment to do this. You’ll find out if you need one when you start your application.

Getting a decision

Once you’ve applied online, proved your identity and provided your documents, you’ll usually get a decision on your visa within:

If you need to go to an appointment, you may be able to pay for a faster decision. How you do this depends on whether you’re outside the UK or inside the UK.

Fees

How much you pay for an Innovator visa depends on your situation and where you apply from.

Who you’re applying for Apply (outside the UK) Extend or switch (in the UK)
You £1,021 £1,277
Your partner and children £1,021 each person £1,277 each person
You must pay the visa fee for each person that applies at the same time as you or applies later to join you in the UK.
If you would like more information on the Innovator Visa, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Start-up visa

You can apply for a Start-up visa if:
If you’re from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein

If you or your family member started living in the UK by 31 December 2020, you may be able to apply to the free EU Settlement Scheme.

 

The deadline to apply was 30 June 2021 for most people. You can still apply if either:

 

Eligibility

You must be endorsed by an authorised body that is either:

You must be able to show that your business idea is:

How long you can stay

You can stay for 2 years if you either:

If you want to stay longer in the UK

You cannot apply to extend this visa.

 

You may be able to switch to an Innovator visa if you set up a business while on a Start-up visa and:

If your endorsement is withdrawn

Your visa may be cut short if your endorsement is withdrawn by the endorsing body. If you want to stay longer, you must re-apply with a new endorsement before your current visa expires.

 

You can only stay for a total of 2 years even if you’re granted a new visa with a new endorsement.

How to apply

You must apply online.

 

How you apply depends on whether you’re:

You can include your partner and children in your application to stay in the UK if they are eligible.

How long it takes

As part of your application, you’ll need to prove your identity and provide your documents.

 

You may need to allow extra time if you need an appointment to do this. You’ll find out if you need one when you start your application.

Getting a decision

Once you’ve applied online, proved your identity and provided your documents, you’ll usually get a decision on your visa within:

If you need to go to an appointment, you may be able to pay for a faster decision. How you do this depends on whether you’re outside the UK or inside the UK.

Fees

How much you pay for a Start-up visa depends on your situation and where you apply from.

 

Who you’re applying for Apply (outside the UK) Switch (in the UK)
Yourself £363 £493
Your partner and children £363 each person £493 each person
You must pay the visa fee for each person that applies at the same time as you or applies later to join you in the UK.

What you can and cannot do

With a Start-up visa you can:

 

If you need to go to an appointment, you may be able to pay for a faster decision. How you do this depends on whether you’re outside the UK or inside the UK.

 

You cannot:

 

If your application is successful, you’ll get a full list of what you can and cannot do with a Start-up visa.

If you would like more information on the Start-up Visa, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Investor visa (Tier 1)

You can apply for a Tier 1 (Investor) visa if:
If you’re from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein

If you or your family member started living in the UK by 31 December 2020, you may be able to apply to the free EU Settlement Scheme.

 

The deadline to apply was 30 June 2021 for most people. You can still apply if either:

 

How long it will take

The earliest you can apply is 3 months before you travel.

 

You should get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks when you apply from outside the UK.

How long you can stay

You can come to the UK with a Tier 1 (Investor) visa for a maximum of 3 years and 4 months.

 

You can apply to extend this visa for another 2 years.

What you can and cannot do

You can:

You cannot:

If you would like more information on the Investor visa (Tier 1) , please do not hesitate to get in touch.