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What are the differences between the Start-up visa and the Innovator visa?

The Start-up visa focuses on those individuals with no business experience who want to establish and develop a new business in the UK.

The Innovator visa is for more experienced businesspeople who are looking to set up a business in the UK and have a minimum of £50,000 to invest in the business.

There are other differences, including how long each visa is valid for, if they can be extended and whether they lead to indefinite leave to remain . If you are unsure of which visa to apply for, please contact our immigration specialists to discuss further.

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