The United Kingdom has thrown its doors open for investors and entrepreneurs to set up their business and settle in the UK. The UK Innovator Founder Visa category usually for experienced business people to set up an innovative business. This visa allows you to stay in the UK with your family for up to 5 years 4 months. You can apply for permanent settlement (Indefinite Leave to Remain) after completing 5 years in the UK. ASK VISA AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES can help you plan and manage your investment journey in order to minimise risk and take full advantage of this program.


  • No Specific Investment amount required
  • Live in the UK with your family for 3 years
  • Get Visa extension for 2 years
  • Access UK healthcare and education benefits
  • Easy and quick processing


Going to the UK on Innovator Visa requires you to clear a point-based test. The points requirements are calculated as per investment funds, language skills, and maintenance funds. To break these three requirements further:
  • Have an Innovative business or business idea endorsed by an approved endorsing body
  • You are from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland
  • Meet the other eligibility requirements


 The Innovator Visa is initially issued for a period of 3 years. If you meet the necessary criteria for an extension, you can extend your stay for an additional 2 years. After a total of 5 years stay in the UK, you can apply for the permanent UK residency provided you meet the eligibility conditions.

A Work Visa is essentially a work permit that allows you to enter a foreign country and legally work there for a certain period of time.

Different countries have different eligibility requirements and procedures for a Work Permit.
The cost of a Work Visa differs as per the country that you are applying for.

For example, the cost of a Work Permit for Canada is CAD $155. You will also need to pay extra if you include your family in the visa application.
The processing time for a Work Visa depends on the country as different countries have different processing times. It also depends on the country that you are applying the visa from.

For example the processing time for a Work Visa of Canada is 5 weeks when applied from India. On the other hand, if you apply for a Canada Work Visa from the US, the processing time is 2 weeks.
Most countries offer Work Visas to meet the labour shortage in their country. Often employers find it difficult to fill a particular job locally as they cannot find the required skills in their country. This generally happens with high-skilled as well as trades jobs.

You should have the necessary skills that are in demand in a particular country to get a Work Visa. You should also have the necessary educational qualifications and any certifications that may be needed for the job. You should also have the necessary work experience required for the job.