Entrepreneur Migration

UK Start-up & Innovator Visa

Advantages
Applicants who do not have business experience can apply for a “Start-up Visa” to set up and operate a business in the UK. After then apply for an “Innovator Visa” to reside in the UK as well as operating the company. 
Applicants who have been granted these two visas can bring their spouse and children (under 18) to the UK.

 

 

 

Program Requirement

Both visas require applicants to be at least 18 years old, meet the English language requirement of CEFR level B2 (IELTS scores of 5.5-6.5), and the following requirements: 

Start-up Visa
Business idea must be innovative, viable and scalable  
Assessed and supported by an approved endorsing body with a letter of endorsement.
Innovator Visa
At least GBP 50,000 in an investment fund  
The business or business idea endorsed by an approved body
Applicants can apply for settlement once lived in the UK for 5 years while the businessfulfills at least 2 items below:
Investing at least GBP 50,000 into a business;
Doubling the business’s customers within the most recent 3 years;
Applying for intellectual property protection after research and development activity;
Generating annual gross revenue of GBP 1 million in the last full year;
Generating annual gross revenue of GBP 500,000 in the last full year with at leastGBP 100,000 from exporting overseas;
Creating at least 10 full-time jobs for resident workers;
Creating at least 5 full-time jobs for resident workers which the average salary of at least GBP 25,000 a year;

UK Representative of an Overseas Business Visa

Advantages
No age limited
No specified operating amount
Spouse can work, and children can enjoy a high-quality British education
Applicant needs to be
For a sole representative of an overseas company planning to set up a UK branch or a wholly subsidiary of an overseas parent company; or
For an employee of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation posted on a long-term assignment to the

Program Requirement

Intend to establish the first branch in the UK, and the applicant is recruited and employed outside the UK
Have sufficient skills, experience, and knowledge to do the position
Hold senior positions in the company (but not major shareholders) and have the right to make decisions on behalf of the company
Speaking and listening must meet the requirement of English CEFR level A1
Provide the evidence that you have sufficient funds to support yourself

Processing Time

Around 3 months

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