United Kingdom

Innovator Visa

Innovator visa is an ideal route for entrepreneurs with a new innovative project who wish to start a company in the United Kingdom or experienced businessmen that have been running a business outside the United Kingdom for many years and wish to expand it to the UK. To be eligible for Innovator visa you need to invest in a new business idea, which means you are not allowed to join or invest into an already established business. Innovator visa leads to settlement and eventually to British citizenship.

Capital City


Visa free countries

5 (UK & Republic of Ireland)

Total area

242,495 km²




Pound Sterling £


65 million (2017)

Time Zone

Greenwich Mean Time (UTC)


Fast priority processing in as little as 5 days-3 weeks.

No minimum investment required

2 year temporary residency visa

No minimum stay requirement

Application Process


Consult with Global RCG


Prepare your documents


Submit the application


Receive your residency permit

UK Innovator Visa
Application Process

You must be able to invest at least £50,000 into a new company. If you submit the application with other entrepreneurs and form a team, each of you must have access to £50,000. The source of funds can be any. However, if the endorsement letter confirms that at least £50,000 funds are available, there is no need to provide any other evidence.


Other requirements:

Day 1
Day 1
Initial due diligence and Consultation. Sign client agreement
Day 1
Week 1
Week 1
Assess business idea, comprehensive development of idea to fit eligibility criteria, and align with Endorsing bodies specifications.
Week 1
Week 2
Week 2
Submit Business Plan and interview with endorsing body for approval. Fill out all Government Forms for Visa.
Week 2
Week 2
Week 2
Get Approval.
Week 2

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Required & Non-Required Visa Countries


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