The U.K. Home Office has published its list of endorsing bodies for the Innovator Founder and Scale-up visas.

Key Points:

  • Foreign nationals can now be endorsed by Envestors Limited, UK Endorsing Services, Innovator International and the Global Entrepreneurs Program. The full endorsing bodies list is available here.
  • Endorsing bodies included on the “Legacy Innovator Endorsing Bodies” list may only provide further endorsements for Innovator Founder applications that they have previously endorsed under either the Innovator or Start-up visa routes before April 13, 2023.
  • More information regarding endorsing bodies for the Innovator Founder and Scale-up visas is available here.

Additional Information: Foreign nationals who have been offered an endorsement by an organization that is not on the endorsing bodies list can report it through this website.

BAL Analysis: Applicants and immigration advisors should refer to the information on for general queries regarding the Innovator Founder route. Those who need further information should contact U.K. Visas and Immigration.

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