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UK Innovator and Start Up Visa, is it a success?

It seems that these new visa’s which were introduced earlier this year are very difficult and hardly anyone is able to meet the requirements. It has been reported that very few applications have been approved.

There are calls to make the system a lot easier. It seems that many migrants are continuing to come under the Tier 2 General or Intra Company Transfer visa. There has been an increase in Tier 2 applications due to the difficulties in obtaining these visas.

The shortage occupation list has been expanded to include more IT related roles adding, Programmers and software development professionals and IT business analysts, architects and systems designers in the SOL.

Experts have warned that this visa will hurt the country’s economy. Many people have labelled the visa a ‘complete disaster.’

In a Report published by Eastern Eye there seems to be a problem in recruiting talent from certain countries. These include India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. There are calls to rebuild the economy post Brexit,

The UK Innovator visa is endorsed by 29 bodies some of which are banks and other types of investment funds. There are claims that they are very busy with applications but they can only endorse 25 applications in a year. There are claims that at least four bodies have dropped out of the innovator visa scheme claiming that they struggled to cope with the number of applications.

Experts are complaining that the innovator visa is too strict.

If you require information about this visa or any other visa routes to work in the UK please contact the Immigration team on 0203 818 5433 or email: immigration@mooreblatch.com


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