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UK Startup and Innovator Visa in UK

Innovator Visa in Birmingham, UK

For individuals looking to set up a business in the UK, applying for an innovator visa is the most pragmatic choice. This type of visa is different from the work visa in various ways. At Anzan Immigration, we can help you build financial prosperity in the UK.

An innovator visa is suitable if:

  • Your innovative business idea is officially approved or endorsed by a recognized body
  • You’re eager to run a unique business with distinct ideological perks rather than introduce a venture that’s similar to UK markets
  • Your business idea is new, financially viable, backed by clear growth potential, and dissociated from one that’s already trading
  • You can invest at least £50,000 in your business

Language Requirements

Innovator visas are much more likely to be approved when the applicant can speak, write and read English. You might be required to prove your understanding of the language through a formal test.

Duration of stay

Individuals applying for the innovator visa are allowed to stay in the country for a total of 3 years. This duration is guaranteed after you verify your identity, submit all the paperwork, and follow prerequisites.

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Start-up Visa in UK

The UK continues to welcome ambitious startup owners from abroad. If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur with little to no prior experience running your venture, the start-up Visa is for you. Please note that this type of visa has more financially flexible requirements compared to the innovator visa.

An innovative visa is suitable if:

  • Your business idea is officially approved or endorsed by a recognized body
  • You’re eager to run a unique business with distinct ideological creativity rather than introduce a venture that’s similar to the UK’s professional market
  • Your business idea is new, not a part of one that’s already trading, financially viable, and has room for growth

Additional requirements

All start-up visa applicants must be endorsed by a recognized higher education institute based or an established organization that supports entrepreneurs in the UK.

Duration and Stay

Individuals applying for the start-up visa are allowed to stay in the country for a total of 2 years. If you’re already in the UK as a foreigner and wish to pursue higher studies, you can convert your existing visa type to a start-up visa.

Need more details?

Contact Anzan Immigration Lawyers at 0121 769 1502 and tell us what kind of VISA you’re applying for. We will book a consultation to answer your questions and provide greater clarity on the best ways to achieve your traveling goals.

Skilled Worker Visa

Skilled worker visas enable talented individuals from across the globe to find work in the UK. Previously known as Tier 2 work visa, it has now been relabelled although the requirements remain the same.

A skilled worker visa is suitable if:
  • You are employed by (remotely) – or have been hired by – a registered employer in England. In any case, the organization sponsoring your work permit needs to have been approved by the Home Office.
  • You expect to be paid minimum wage (updated value determined at the time of VISA application)
  • You can provide accurate and updated details on your job or onboarding status. This includes a sponsorship certificate and details on the role of your job.
  • You have been hired for a job that qualifies as an eligible occupation.
The importance of language for skilled worker Visa applicants

To qualify for a skilled worker VISA, you must know how to communicate in English. Perfect fluency is not required, however, applicants should have a basic understanding of the language in both written and oral formats.

Duration of stay

Skilled worker VISAs typically last for up to 5 years until they are extended by the applicant. As long as you’re working in the UK and adhering to the required criteria established by the British government, you can easily get VISA extensions.

Anzan Immigration lawyers have assisted countless individuals in applying for a skilled worker VISA that later turned into an ‘Indefinite Leave To Remain.

Additional Information

Ideally, you should apply within 3 months before the date you are expected to start working in the UK.

Student Visa

Studying in one of the UK’s prestigious universities provides a solid headstart to individuals eager to expand their career horizons. As an aspiring student, you must be at least 16 years or older to apply for a student visa. Rest assured, the general criteria for entering the country on a study basis isn’t complicated. All applications must have already secured a non-conditional offer by a registered educational institute/education provider in the UK.

You must have a basic understanding of the English language in terms of reading, speaking, and writing. On the financial front, applicants should be able to prove that they’ll pay their dues (tuition fee and elective dorm charges) on time. In case you’re 16 or 17, you must provide an official document verifying that your parents have given you permission to travel and stay abroad for the duration of your choice as allowed by a child student visa.

When to apply

Applying for a student visa while residing outside the UK can take 3 to 6 months. Most people usually hear within 3 months but it can also take a little longer. To make sure that your VISA gets approved, adhere to application guidelines and provide updated information.

Duration of stay

Students applying for undergraduate, postgraduate, and Ph.D. programs are legally allowed to stay within the UK for up to 5 years. This can later be extended into a work VISA if you get a job. For courses lasting more than 6 months, applicants can enter the UK a month before the beginning of their degree. On the contrary, students must book a date for arrival in the UK a week prior to the starting date of their educational program.

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Global Business Mobility

Are you looking forward to business expansion beyond borders? Taking work outside the home country is filled with risks, rewards, and opportunities. You can apply for the Global Business Mobility VISA to set up business roots in the UK before official trading finally begins.

  • Applicants applying for a UK Expansion Worker visa need to show proof of:
  • Working for an employer that operates outside England’s borders
  • An employment role that falls under eligible occupations
  • An accurate and updated sponsorship certificate directly from your employer
  • Earning the UK’s equivalent of a minimum wage salary
Duration of stay

Professionals applying for this VISA have to ensure that they stay in the UK for no longer than a year after the beginning of their job as detailed on the official sponsorship letter. If the time provided on your certificate of sponsorship is less than 12 months, you must leave the country within two weeks after this duration ends. In certain cases, individuals who seek an extension on their VISA may also be able to stay in the country for a total of 2 years.

 Additional Information

Since the global business mobility visa is leveraged by employed adults outside the UK, you may be able to take your children and spouse along. While this is subject to conditions, eligibility requirements aren’t too complicated.

Visitor Visa

The UK is home to various mesmerizing architectural sites, natural wonders, and bustling communities. Each year, thousands of people visit the UK from other countries. No matter where you’re from, qualifying for a visitor VISA in the UK is one of the easiest ones to get approved for. While there is a lot of paperwork and documentation involved, we take care of all the technicalities so you don’t have to.

Most applicants can stay in the country for up to 6 months. That said, people visiting the UK to receive healthcare treatments may be able to stay longer.

Activities permitted under visitor VISA guidelines include:
  • Studying a course that lasts 6 months or less
  • Enrolling in recreational courses that last for around a month
  • Visiting your friends and family
  • Attending seminars, workshops, and lectures
  • Participating in an exchange program
  • Sitting an exam
  • Traveling for tourism purposes
Eligibility criteria
  • You must have an updated passport that is not expiring during your stay in the UK
  • You must show, in good faith, that you will exit the country before or at the end of your legal stay period
  • You have the necessary funds to buy a return ticket
  • You do not plan to exploit UK laws through successive visits