For Entrepreneurs


For Entrepreneurs

The Innovator visa programme is for talented entrepreneurs who want to establish a business in the UK. This must be a new business idea, and one that offers something new to the UK market. Fresh Start UK offers two options for individuals wishing to apply for their Innovator visa. Option 1: Establish your own business. The option is for experience entrepreneurs seeking to set up their own innovative business in the UK. Applicants must have their own business idea and a business plan prepared, with a minimum investment of £50,000 to invest into their business. Option 2: Collaborate with a UK resident to start a new business. This option is for ambitious businesspeople who wish to collaborate with a UK resident, to start a new business together. Applicants applying through Fresh Start UK will be required to meet all current UK Government visa requirements and are recommended to have a minimum of £200,000 to start their business.

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  • Innovator visas are valid for a minimum of 3 years and can directly lead to permanent residency.
  • Applicants can bring their partner and children under 18 with them to the UK.
  • Fresh Start UK offers an end-to-end service for your application.
  • Applicants must be over 18.
  • Have your business idea endorsed by an approved Endorsing Body.
  • You are competent in the English language to at least CEFR Level B2 (equivalent to IELTS 5.5).
  • You must show you can support yourself financially while you are in the UK.
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