An Innovator visa application (formerly referred to as a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa or Tier 1 Innovator visa) enables you to establish or acquire a business in the United Kingdom. It’s a complicated application procedure, but our immigration solicitors will walk you through each stage and advise you on how to comply with your visa’s requirements while in the UK.
Creating or acquiring a business entails a great deal of responsibility. Our entrepreneur visa specialists will collaborate with you to determine your business and personal objectives. We’ll develop a long-term strategy for settling you in the UK and get your business up and running as quickly as feasible.
Individuals or teams may apply for the visa, which permits them to bring dependants such as minors under 18 and married, civil, or unmarried companions.
You must demonstrate that you have £50,000 in personal cash available to invest in your firm or the one you are joining or taking over. If your business is already formed and certified for an earlier visa, you do not require finances.
During the visa time, you will be prohibited from working for any other firm than the one you founded or are acquiring.
The following procedure will guide you through applying for an Innovator visa:
– Three months before your intended visit to the UK, submit your application and thorough business plan.
– Pay an application fee and a health surcharge (to pay healthcare costs while in the United Kingdom).
– Processing dates vary by region, but you should receive a decision within three weeks.
Your visa shall be valid for three years if you are successful.
After this period, you may renew your visa for a further three years. There is no limitation on the number of times your visa may be extended.
You could also apply for an indefinite leave to remain status in the UK after five years, and after six years, you can seek British citizenship.
After three years of marriage to a British citizen, you may be eligible to petition for citizenship. Because the circumstances surrounding these petitions differ, it is essential to contact one of our immigration solicitors to discuss your specific situation.
Applying for any visa may be stressful, but applying for an innovator visa is especially difficult. Our immigration solicitors will take the time to learn about you and your immediate and long term business objectives to advise you on the best course of action. Additionally, we’ll determine whether you need to apply for an Innovator visa or if another type of visa would be more appropriate.
If an Innovator visa is the best fit for you, we’ll walk you through the application process. Our staff will assist you throughout the process, assisting you in developing your business strategy and/or preparing your entire application.
To extend your visa, you must meet specific criteria during your first three years in the UK. Our immigration lawyers can assist you in developing a strategy that will maximise your chances of getting your visa extension accepted. If you opt to renew, we will help you with the procedure.
If you choose to stay permanently in the United Kingdom, we will assist you during the five years, ensuring that you are eligible to apply for indefinite permission to remain as soon as feasible.
If your initial application for a visa or a visa extension has been denied, we can assist you by:
– Appellate review of the decision
– Advising you on other visa alternatives that may be available to you
– Assisting you in switching to a new immigration category if we believe it will benefit you more.
Our business immigration solicitors have a high success rate in obtaining the first or extension of an Innovator visa. Our experience with these visas has taught us precisely what is required to meet the stringent standards for the application process.
We do not limit ourselves to one-off projects. We’ll assist you with urgent concerns but will also advise you on future steps necessary to renew your visa.
Before you begin the application process, we’ll advise you on the best course of action to take in order to accomplish your objectives. This includes determining whether this visa category is appropriate for you and, if not, assisting you with an alternative.
Moving to a new nation can be intimidating, even more so if you’re taking dependents with you. Tann Law can also assist you with a variety of other legal issues, including tax, employment, and real estate property, assisting you in settling in the UK as fast and easily as possible.