Visas: Innovation:Written question - 242212

Q
Asked by Tulip Siddiq
(Hampstead and Kilburn)
Asked on: 08 April 2019
Home Office
Visas: Innovation
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Innovator Visas have been granted since the launch of the programme in March 2019.
A
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 11 April 2019

The Tier 1 Innovator visa was launched on 29th March 2019. It has not yet been in operation for a long enough time period for any meaningful data to be collected.

A full list of authorised endorsing bodies is published on gov.uk at the following location:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/endorsing-bodies-innovator

It is a matter for endorsing bodies to decide if they will only endorse applicants to their own programmes and how to publicise their processes for obtaining Innovator visa endorsement. The Home Office has published guidance for endorsing bodies on how to assess applications at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/start-up-and-innovator-endorsing-bodies-guidance

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