Investor, innovator and startup UK visa categories

If you are looking to invest in the UK, or to come to the UK to start or grow your business, our immigration team can help you do so successfully.

With years of experience in business immigration, our solicitors have the knowledge and expertise to give you the best chance of success in your UK business venture.

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Investor visas

Investor visas are designed to enable non-EEA and Switzerland individuals with a high net worth to visit the UK for the purpose of making large financial investments.

You can apply for this type of visa from either inside or outside the UK. You must meet all the eligibility requirements, and have at least £2 million ready to invest.

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Innovator visas

Innovator visas are designed to enable non-EEA and Switzerland individuals to move to the UK to start or progress their business. It is specifically aimed at those who are experienced in business, and who are seeking to establish a presence in the UK.

You can apply for this type of visa from in or outside the UK. You have to meet all eligibility requirements and must be able to prove that you have at least £50,000 worth of investment funds.

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Startup visas

Startup visas are aimed at people from outside the EEA or Switzerland who are looking to start a new business in the UK. Anyone who meets all the eligibility requirements and wants to start a business can apply, no matter whether they are a university graduate or not.

You can apply for this visa from in or outside the UK.

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How we can help

Our immigration solicitors have a great deal of experience helping businesses of all sizes invest or begin operations in the UK. Our team are always thorough, and will make sure that your application is completed to the highest standard so that you have the very best chance of success.

We want to help you grow and expand your business, and can do just that. Contact our immigration solicitors based in Manchester for expert advice and guidance today.

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I first contacted AWH in december and booked my consulation with Shayeda. I didn’t wait long for an appointment and was given very professional advice and the appointment was thorough. Shayeda brought me the print outs and showed me everything I needed for my application. Both Shayeda and Cathryn were very helpful throughout my application. I received a very professional service from AWH and they have alot of knowledge & would recommend them for your immigration matters.


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