Apply in either the Start-up or Innovator category, or extend your stay in the UK in the Innovator category

You can use this form if you are in the UK and:

  • you have leave to remain in a different immigration category and want to switch to leave to remain in either the Start-up or Innovator category
  • you have leave to remain in the Innovator category and want to extend your stay

You must be endorsed by an approved Start-up endorsing body or an approved Innovator endorsing body before you apply.

Before you apply

Read the Start-up guidance or Innovator guidance to find out about eligibility, how to apply, required documents and application fees.

This application includes an application for a biometric residence permit(BRP).

How long it takes you to complete the application will depend on your particular situation. You will be able to save your application and come back to it at another time if you need to.

If you are inactive for 25 minutes you will be automatically logged out.

How we use your data

The Home Office will use the personal information you provide to consider your application. We may also share your information with other public and private sector organisations in the UK and overseas. For more detail please see the Privacy Notice for the Borders, Immigration and Citizenship system. This also sets out your rights under the Data Protection Act 2018 and explains how you can access your personal information and complain if you have concerns about how we are using it.

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