This visa allows you to set up a business and work for your company, including being employed as a director, or self-employed as a member of a business partnership. However, you cannot do any work outside of your business, for example work where you are employed by another organisation.
The visa is initially granted for a period of up to 3 years and can be extended for a further 3 years. There is no limit on the number of times the visa can be extended.
You can apply for your dependants (husband, wife or partner and children under the age of 18) to join you.
The Tier 1 (Innovator) category is a route to settlement in the UK after a period of 5 years.
Please contact us to discuss this option further.