The UK Innovator Visa
The UK Innovator Visa is specifically for business owners that are looking to start something new and run a business in a way or with an idea that has not been done before. That’s a pretty high barrier to entry for many; innovation isn’t easy or particularly commonplace after all.
In order to achieve such a visa, your application has to be endorsed by an endorsing body. A list of authorised endorsing bodies can be found on the government website.
Here at SMA Solicitors, we have plenty of experience in helping overseas entrepreneurs secure the visas they need to start doing business in the UK. We understand the visa application process better than anyone, and we can offer you the support you’re looking for if you need it.
Applying for a UK Innovator Visa Endorsement
How you go about applying for a UK Innovator Visa will depend on your current circumstances. There are different portals on the UK government website that you can use depending on whether you’re based overseas and are applying from there, you’re in the UK and looking to renew your visa or you’re in the UK and looking to switch to the UK Innovator Visa from a different visa.
There are a few key criteria that you’ll need to fulfill if you want to secure a UK Innovator Visa. First of all, you’ll need to be able to show that your business is new, which means you can’t be joining a business that already exists. You also need to show that the idea is innovative and different from everything else on the market right now. Finally, you need to show that the idea is viable and has the potential for growth.
Getting Support in the Visa Application Process
In order for your UK Innovator Visa to be granted, relevant supporting documents need to be submitted. If you’re not sure about how to put together these documents in a way that will be satisfactory to the UK Home Office, our team here at SMA Solicitors can help you with that. We’ve helped many entrepreneurs in your position secure UK Entrepreneurial visas.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team here at SMA Solicitors if you have any questions or if you’d like support with your UK innovator visa application. We help people just like you with all kinds of UK visas and UK startup visas, and you can trust our services to help you achieve the visa endorsement you’re looking for. The number to call if you want to get in touch is 020 8951 9959.