Indefinite leave to remain if you have an Innovator visa


You may be eligible for indefinite leave to remain if you have an Innovator visa. You cannot apply until March 2022 at the earliest - 3 years after this way to settle was introduced.


  • You must have:
  • lived in the UK for 3 years using an Innovator visa - you cannot include time spent in the UK using any other visa.
  • a new endorsement that shows you have met the requirements for growing your business Knowledge of life in the UK.
  • If you are 18 to 64 you must pass the Life in the UK Test.

Time outside the UK

You must have spent no more than 180 days outside the UK in any 12 months. If you think you are affected by this rule, find out how to calculate your time in the UK (‘continuous residence’).

How We Can Help

We pride ourselves on being approachable and proactive in understanding and meeting our clients’ needs. We are a highly driven team, dedicated to providing clear and reliable immigration advice to human rights applicants as part of a professional and friendly service. We take your instructions, understand your requirements, collect all the necessary evidence, complete your application and submit it to the Home Office (UKVI) for consideration. Please contact us by phone on 01202 925737 or email or complete our contact form.