Apply

You must apply online for an Innovator visa.

You’ll need to have your fingerprints and photograph taken at a visa application centre (to get a biometric residence permit) as part of your application.

You’ll have to collect your biometric residence permit within 10 days of when you said you’d arrive in the UK (even if you actually arrive at a later date).

You may be able to get your visa faster or other services depending on what country you’re in - check with your visa application centre.

Applying from North Korea

You cannot apply online if you’re living in North Korea.

To apply from North Korea you must:

Apply to extend or switch to this visa

Check if you can apply to:

  • extend your existing Innovator visa
  • switch to this visa from another visa