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Why Choose UK

The United Kingdom provides various visa programs for non-citizens to reside in the country for different purposes. UK residency, linked with different visa categories, is highly sought after globally for work, education, and family reunification.

  • Educational Pursuits

    The UK's renowned education system attracts students globally, driving the desire for residency.

  • Family Reunification

    Many aspire for UK residency to reunite with family members already residing in the country.

Residency By Investment

The Innovator Founder Visa targets individuals with proven business experience and mandates the establishment of a new, scalable business in the UK.

Eligible applicants must showcase adequate investment funds to initiate and expand their business endeavors, along with a meticulously crafted business plan endorsed and sanctioned by the Home Office.



Processing time

4–6 months

Key benefit

The right to live, work, and study anywhere in the United Kingdom

Important Update

Breeo Immigration is excited about a new investor program coming in 2025, once the Business Innovation and Investment Program stops taking new applications. Stay tuned for updates! Similarly, in the UK, a new investor program is expected in 2025 after the Business Innovation and Investment Program closes to new applicants. Keep an eye out for more details!

UK Innovator Founder Visa — An Overview

The Innovator Founder Visa targets individuals with relevant business experience and enough funds to establish and expand a new business in the UK.

Before applying, applicants must have their business or business idea evaluated by a Home Office-approved endorsing body. 

The body will assess the business’s feasibility, and if it meets the criteria, issue an endorsement letter to accompany the application.

Successful applicants are granted permission to stay in the UK for three years and can bring their family members. 

After three years, they can apply to extend their stay for another three years or for permanent settlement under indefinite leave to remain (ILR). Endorsement from an endorsing body is required for each stage of the process: initial application, extension, and settlement.

Benefits Of The UK Innovator Founder Program

The Business Innovation and Investment Program offers four visa streams:

Requirements Of The UK Innovator Founder Program

Requirements for the UK Innovator Founder Program include:

  1. Age Criteria: Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

  2. Business Idea Endorsement: Present a novel and viable business concept supported by an endorsement letter from an approved endorsing body.

  3. Investment Funds: Demonstrate adequate financial resources to establish and expand the proposed business.

  4. Role in Business: Serve as the sole founder or a pivotal member of the business’s founding team.

  5. English Proficiency: Possess English language skills at the CEFR intermediate Level B2.

Business Criteria:

  • Innovation: Develop an authentic business plan addressing new or existing market demands, or offering a competitive edge.
  • Viability: Formulate a practical and achievable business strategy utilizing available resources. Applicants must possess or be actively acquiring the necessary skills, knowledge, experience, and market insight to effectively manage their venture.
  • Scalability: Provide evidence of strategic planning and potential for job generation and expansion into domestic and international markets

Procedures And Time Frame Of The UK Innovator Founder Program

  1. Application Submission: Applicants must submit the completed application and supporting documents to the diplomatic post in their country of residence. The processing time varies, typically ranging from one to eight weeks, depending on when the embassy receives the application.

  2. Extension Process: After the initial three-year period, the main applicant must apply for an “extension of stay” from within the UK. If all eligibility criteria are met, authorities will grant a three-year extension.

  3. Settlement and Citizenship: Upon receiving settlement status and spending a minimum of five years in the UK (with ILR held during the last 12 months of that period), applicants become eligible to apply for British citizenship.

  4. Secondary Employment: Business owners are permitted to pursue secondary employment opportunities in the UK, provided they fall under the category of skilled labor.

Applicants can find detailed information about the Innovator Founder Visa on the Home Office website. It’s important to note that this information is not intended to serve as immigration advice