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How much do I have to invest to apply for the Innovator visa?

You must have a minimum of £50,000 which is available to invest in your business.

The investment funds can either be yours personally or can be sourced elsewhere such as from a third-party individual, the endorsing body or a UK organisation employing more than 10 people.

You will not be required to invest any funds if:

  • your business is already established and has been endorsed for an earlier visa; or
  • you’ve changed your business and already agreed it with your endorsing body.

If you are unsure whether you have to invest £50,000 in the business, please contact our immigration specialists.

If you are applying with a team member (see below), investment funds cannot be shared between you. Each team member who is applying for the Innovator visa has to have access to at least £50,000 to invest in the business.

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