Welcome Entrepreneurs and Leaders

This could be the first step for your new future in the United Kingdom!

Did you know that right now, there seems to be no better place in the world to start a new business (or scale up an existing one) than the UK, where the start-up and scaleup ecosystem alone is currently valued at £585 billion.

If you are an experienced business leader with a proven track record and a new venture idea that is innovative, scalable, and viable, a UK-based launch might be just what you need!

First things first, though… if you are not from the UK, you will need a visa to begin your new business venture – which means you will need an endorsement. 

Luckily for you, the experts at T1 Digital have years of experience in finding the best route to endorsement approvals, and their commitment to Customer Care is evidenced in every testimonial and success story.

Let’s take a closer look at the specifics of the Innovator visa, so that you may determine if it is the right residency solution for your needs.

Who exactly is a UK Innovator visa for?

This visa category is aimed at experienced entrepreneurs and business leaders with an idea for a new business to launch in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. Locating your business in the UK can be an excellent way to:

  • capitalise on current opportunities
  • start a new company in a thriving market
  • bring your innovative idea to life
  • create a better future for your family and employees
  • have a positive impact on your industry
  • create a lasting legacy
Key eligibility requirements

In order to successfully apply for and obtain an Innovator visa, there are three main points to consider.

Applicants must…

  • ... have an endorsement from an approved endorsing body that assesses their business plan for its innovation, viability and scalability.​
  • ... be at least 18 years old and competent in the English language - to at least CEFR Level B2 (equivalent to IELTS 5.5 in reading, writing, listening, and speaking)
  • ... have access to at least £50,000 for investing into your business, or already have invested £50,000 into your business. (certain exceptions apply)
What you can do with an Innovator visa
  • Focus on business as a sole founder, or with others as part of an entrepreneurial team.
  • Obtain Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) immigration status after three years. ILR enables those who hold it to live and work in the UK for an unlimited time, without having to apply for a visa extension.
  • Work on developing other businesses in addition to your main business idea.
  • Travel abroad and return to the UK at your convenience and without any immigration restrictions.
  • Bring qualifying dependent family to the UK with you.
What you cannot do with an Innovator visa
  • Join or work for another business that is already trading or work for another company. Any attempt to do so and conceal it can compromise your visa.
  • In order to qualify for ILR, you cannot have spent more than 180 days outside the UK in a consecutive 12-month period during the last 3 years on your Innovator visa before applying.
Want more details about the UK Innovator Visa?
Did you know...

A UK Innovator visa provides a route to permanent residency, via the ILR (Indefinite Leave to Remain) programme. If you have been endorsed as an Innovator and your business meets certain minimum qualifying criteria, you should be eligible to apply for this permanent resident status. 

Our expert consultants can help you with specific questions related to ILR and the Innovator Visa.

Visit our UK Start-up visa page for more details.

What we can do to help you get your UK Innovator visa

Our team of endorsement specialists can leverage their years of experience to help you get the visa endorsement approval you need, letting you focus on your business.

Scope of services
  • Our team of experienced business professionals will assess your business plan for viability of endorsement
  • We offer complete Idea Development to meet the three main endorsement requirements - Innovative, Viable, Scalable
  • Entrepreneur skills development and senior-level career coaching from our experts.
  • Exclusive pitching and presentation of your business idea to the endorsing body
  • Professional coaching to prepare you for your final panel interview and guide you to the desired result
Benefits we offer
  • We work to make sure your business plan is ready for presenting, and meets or exceeds all criteria for the Innovator visa endorsement.
  • Our services provide peace-of-mind and let you focus on your business, family, or relocation instead of visa paperwork.
  • We often find ways of relating your skills, experience, and achievements that may have been overlooked, to help further enrich and develop your business portfolio.
  • We understand how important these applications are, and we will do everything possible to be available at your service to answer your questions, address any concerns, offer advice and provide guidance.
  • We are committed to customer care, which we feel is best illustrated in our numerous testimonials and successful case studies.
Our No-Win, No-Fee Guarantee
  • We will assess your application, help develop your business idea, and present it to the endorsing body. An initial deposit of £3000 is required upfront to get the process started.
  • Once the endorsement body approves your application, our team progresses with the networking and guidance stage for your business plan, at which point you would be invoiced £2000.
  • Once your application has secured an Innovator endorsement, we bill the final amount of £2500 in the final invoice and ensure delivery of endorsement.

We are so confident in getting your application approved, that in the event of no endorsement we will provide a full refund.

We measure our success by the number of lives that we have a positive impact on

We are very proud of our track record in obtaining successful visa endorsement applications and five star reviews over the years. 

In addition to the wonderful testimonials and Google reviews that we regularly receive, we are pleased to share the following statistics with you:

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Here are just some feedback comments from our loyal customers:
Thank you very much T1 Digital team for guiding me all the way through endorsement process by providing valuable input and review comments. It wouldn't have been possible without your help!
Vishal Kulkarni
Very professional and quite thorough in their approach. Their experience of what works and how to present it as evidence is the key to success.
Dinesh Mohan
Highly professional and very dedicated. It is the little things/words that make all the difference. T1DC get the best out of you, their response time is quick and it is the confidence they show in you that keeps you going through the process. Thank you to the entire team for helping me through this journey.
Navjot Gill
Thanks to their specialists, I can continue to progress in the UK's highly competitive FinTech marketplace. I will recommend their support to anybody considering to pursue their career in the UK tech sector.
Navjot Gill
Are you ready to discuss your eligibility and discover your options?

With our no-win-no-fee guarantee, there is no reason to put this off any longer.

You have the dream and we have the demonstrated expertise to get you the visa endorsement that you need. We can help ensure that your idea is innovative, viable, and scalable – meeting the essential application criteria, and we can make certain that the endorsing bodies see you for the true business leader that you are.

Just remember that the world moves at the speed of business, and with business, acting sooner is always better than later. If you think an Innovator visa might be for you, do not miss out on an opportunity because you waited; reach out to our team now!

Whether you have a simple question or a dozen documents that you need us to review, we are here to help make the visa endorsement process a breeze for you.

What have you got to lose?

Want to know more? Got some questions? How can we help you?

Download our brochure or contact our team of friendly UK visa endorsement experts today by phone, email or by completing the contact form below…