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Innovator Founder Visa for UK Immigration

Innovator Founder visa is for experienced founders and tech entrepreneurs seeking to establish a business in the UK. Applicant must have an innovative, viable and scalable business idea which is approved and supported by an endorsing body

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Amount of Investment £0
Preparation Time From 2 months
Obtaining UK PR (Settlement) 3 years

of the UK
Innovator Founder Visa

Access to the top world’s Venture Capital, Private Equity Firms, and Accelerators
Access to the UK market, advanced technology, and experts
You will get an ILR (permanent residence) in 3 years
You can bring your spouse & children
Obtain British passport in 5 years
You and your family will get access to the UK healthcare & prestigious education
Opportunity to engage in employment outside the running your own business

Eligibility for
UK Innovator Founder Visa

About Experienced Entrepreneur
  • Education – Bachelor’s degree (minimum)
  • Business Experience – at least 1 year in the relevant field
  • English Level required – B2 (CEFR)
  • Zero Investments £0
About Business Plan
& Endorsment
  • Applicant must present a business plan
  • The business idea must be innovative
  • The business idea must be scalable
  • The business idea must be viable
  • Applicant must receive an endorsement from UK approved endorsing body
Find out if you are eligible for the Innovator Founder Visa
and go through our tailored Eligibility Test to evaluate your chances.
Eligibility Test

Endorsement Bodies –
UK Innovator Founder Visa

Who they are ?
Endorsing bodies include leading incubators, accelerators, government agencies and business development organisations. They must have a proven track record of supporting UK entrepreneurs, including settled workers.
What type of service
do they provide ?
Endorsing bodies normally provide funding, mentoring or other forms of support to help entrepreneurs get their businesses up and running. They support UK entrepreneurs with innovative ideas, who are looking to grow their business.

Endorsement Bodies – UK Innovator Founder Visa

Our goal and our highest priority is to ensure that our client is successfully endorsed. This is how we get to that point.
We need to demonstrate two criteria
to the Home Office:
Stage 1
Your Experience & Education
Your professional experience and education must be relevant to the business idea you are putting forward.
Your Business Idea
Your business idea must be innovative, viable & scalable.
An applicant must present a genuine, original business plan that meets new or existing market needs and/or creates a competitive advantage.
The applicant’s business plan must be realistic and achievable based on the applicant’s available resources.
There must be evidence of structured planning and of potential for job creation and growth into national and international markets.



After we receive your endorsement letter, we are preparing the documents for the visa submission. Upon submission, you will receive a decision from Home Office within 3 weeks.

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UK Permanent Residency
and British Passport

Obtaining UK Permanent Residency

To get an ILR (indefinite leave to remain) you will have to prove continuous residence in the UK – you must not leave the UK for more than 180 days (6 months) per year. Applicants are also required to provide evidence that their business venture is successful.

Obtaining British Citizenship

You can apply for UK citizenship one year after obtaining ILR on Innovator Founder visa if all requirements are met. You must be able to prove to the Home Office that you have not been absent from the UK for more than 450 days in the 5-year period prior to submitting your British citizenship application and 90 days in the last year.

How Visa Application
Process Works

1-3 Weeks
Business Plan Preparation

During this stage Mann’s Team will prepare a business plan based on your business idea for submission to endorsing body.

4-8 Weeks
Endorsement Process (Endorsement Body)

After the business plan is prepared our team arranges interviews with the selected endorsing bodies based on the applicant’s business industry, expertise & professional background. Each applicant must have all necessary documents ready before the interview (CV, business plan, education certificates). During this stage an endorsing body assesses applicant’s skills, abilities and achievements.

What we do:

  • We will prepare you for the interview with the endorsing body
  • We will collect all the necessary documents
  • We will be responsible for all communication with the endorsing body
4 Weeks
Visa Process (Home Office)

Once we obtain the Endorsement Letter from endorsement body we will finalise your case, attach all additional documents and submit the online application form to the Home Office. During this stage the Home Office considers immigration aspects, such as whether general grounds for refusal apply and, if you are already in the UK, whether you can switch into the category.

What we do:

  • We will finalise your case and prepare all the required documents for the submission to the Home Office
  • We will complete the online application form
  • Upon submission of the application form all government immigration fees must be paid. You can either choose to do it through us or you can do it yourself
  • We upload all the required documents and book your appointment at the authorised visa centre in your country to provide biometrics and photos


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