The Innovator visa category is for non-EEA nationals who are experienced businesspersons seeking to establish a business in the UK. Applicants will need to have access to at least £50,000 to invest in their business (or have already invested £50,000, subject to exceptions). You will also need to have an innovative, viable and scalable business idea which is approved and supported by an endorsing body.
In order to qualify for an Innovator Visa applicants will need to show that they;
The initial Innovator visa will be valid for 3 years. Applicants can extend it for a further 3 years. There is no maximum time limit in the category.
Innovator Visa holders cannot take up any other employment other than working for the business or businesses that they have established.
Partners/Spouse and any children under the age of 18 may accompany or join the applicant as his/her dependant(s).
The applicants must prove that they have satisfied at least two of the following:
Applicants must not have spent more than 180 days outside the UK in any rolling 12 month period during the 3 years prior to the date of application;
Applicants must have sufficient knowledge of the English language and Life in the UK.
The experienced Immigration team at Healys Solicitors will prepare and submit your Innovator visa application (and those of your dependants) from the UK.
We will ensure that all supporting documents are carefully drafted to ensure compliance with UK Immigration Rules and specifically assist your bank and/or third-party funders to produce financial documents that also comply with the rules.
We’ll advise you on the best type of application for your situation and give you the insight you need to make informed decisions along the way. We aim to not only make the process as smooth as possible but to enhance it and improve the chances of your permanent residence application being successful.
We’re a law firm that understands its customers and treats every individual case as something new. We focus on building relationships with our clients to ensure that we can provide them with the best legal representation and advice that we possibly can. With several decades of experience across different aspects of law, including immigration, we believe that we’re in a unique position to offer our clients the best advice available on managing and processing UK visa applications.
3rd April 2020
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2nd April 2020
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26th March 2020
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25th March 2020
The Home Office have today announced a further extension of visa expiry or leave to remain. If individuals are unable to return to their home country before their leave or visa expires because of Covid 19 travel restrictions then their leave to remain or visa is to be extended to 31 May 2020.
21st September 2020
17th September 2020
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15th September 2020
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11th September 2020
The whole point of engaging a professional to draft your will is to make your wishes clear in precise and unambiguous terms. If your will falls below that high standard the result, as a High Court ruling showed, can be family stalemate after you are gone. Continue reading »
8th September 2020
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