Visa options for overseas entrepreneurs setting up a UK business

The Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa route was closed in March 2019. At the same time, two new immigration routes — Innovator and Start-up — came into being. But entry to either scheme rests on the notoriously difficult task of getting an endorsement. Innovator – just too big a risk? I have recently been giving some initial advice to a businessman who had managed to secure an elusive endorsement letter for the Innovator route. He was already in the UK on a Tier 2 work visa and was in the process of forming a spin-out company from the organisation employing him. When we discussed what the requirements would be for extending … Continue reading Visa options for overseas entrepreneurs setting up a UK business