Following a meeting with the Home Office, we are able to provide further guidance to all legacy visa endorsees. 

As communicated on 20th March 2024, due to changes to our organisational structure, we have taken the difficult decision to withdraw our Legacy Innovator Visa endorsement services. We have moved the effective date from 1st July 2024 to 1st May 2025 so to support all endorsees in either completing their visa journey with us, or their migration to another endorsing body. 

This still means that effective immediately, we will no longer be supporting the renewal or extension of any existing Start-Up or Innovator Visas. 

If you currently hold a visa endorsed by Capital Enterprise and it expires before 1st of May 2025, please contact us via visa@capitalenterprise.org to start the process of review, no later than 6 weeks before your visa expiry date or no later than 1st June 2024 at the latest.

If you do not contact us in the timeframes detailed above, we cannot guarantee there will be enough time to support the settlement or transfer of your visa endorsement to an alternative endorsing body. 

If you hold a visa endorsed by Capital Enterprise but its date of renewal is after 1st May 2025, you will need to contact one of the three new endorsing bodies setup by the Home Office listed via the link below for an assessment to be re-endorsed.

Innovator Founder and Scale-up visas endorsing bodies – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Where possible, we will contact existing visa holders with the above information to ensure a smooth transition of service.