Innovator Visa

The innovator route, which replaces the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa, requires a capital investment of £50,000 and an endorsement from a government approved endorsing body. Once this has been secured, applicants will need to produce a business plan which will be assessed against a range of criteria, including innovation, viability, and scalability. There is also an expectation that the applicant will be fully committed to the business and will spend their time in the UK wholly in the developing this enterprise.