Appendix W (Workers) Applications and Extensions

Appendix W (Workers) Applications and Extensions

  • Innovators
    This route is for experienced business people seeking to establish an innovative business in the UK.
  • Applicant must be 18 or over
  • Applicant must demonstrate that they have either invested or have available to invest £50,000 in their business.
  • Applicant must be endorsed by a Home Office approved Endorsing Body through a business plan demonstarting innovation, viability and scalability
  • Applicant must only work for the proposed business
  • Applicant must demonstrate that the maintenance requirement is met by holding £945 in savings for 90 days
  • Applicant must have at least a B2 level of English language ability
  • Applicant must pay the Immigration Health Surcharge
  • Applicant must produce a criminal record certificate
  • Applicant must pass the credibility assessment
  • Applicant must not fall for refusal under the General Grounds
  • Start Ups
    This route is for new entrepreneurs seeking to establish a business in the UK for the first time.
  • Applicant must be 18 or over
  • Applicant must be endorsed by a Home Office approved Endorsing Body through a business plan demonstarting innovation, viability and scalability
  • Applicant will spend the majority of their working time in the UK on developing business ventures
  • Applicant must demonstrate that the maintenance requirement is met by holding £945 in savings for 90 days
  • Applicant must have at least a B2 level of English language ability
  • Applicant must pay the Immigration Health Surcharge
  • Applicant must produce a criminal record certificate
  • Applicant must pass the credibility assessment
  • Applicant must not fall for refusal under the General Grounds