UK Tier 1 Innovator Visa and Investor Visa:

Innovator Visa

The Innovator Visa was introduced in March 2019 as a replacement to the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa. The Innovator Visa is suitable for an experienced entrepreneur seeking to set up or run a business in the UK. £50,000 is required.

Under this route, applicants are required to demonstrate an innovative and viable business idea which is assessed and endorsed by an approved body.

Processing Time: Within 3 weeks. The earliest you can apply is 3 months before you travel.

Length of Stay: Up to 3 years. Extensions available.

Tier 1 Investor Visa

The Tier 1 Investor Visa is ideal for individuals with high net worth funds wishing to invest into UK government bonds, share capital or loan capital in active and trading UK registered companies. £2 million is required.

You may not use assets or possessions such as property as evidence of your funds for investment and you cannot invest in companies mainly engaged in property investment, property management or property development.

This money may be held overseas at the time of application, but must be freely transferable to the UK and able to be converted to pounds sterling or it may already be in the UK.

Processing Time: Within 3 weeks. The earliest you can apply is 3 months before you travel.

Length of Stay: 3 years and 4 months (or 3 years if processed in the UK). Extension available for another 2 years.

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