NEXUS is approved by the Home Office as a Legacy Endorsing Body for the purpose of Innovator Founder Visa and we remain committed to providing ongoing support for all the Founders we have endorsed. Whether you have obtained an Innovator or Start-up visa, our clients have access to a wide range of comprehensive support services. This includes mentoring, coaching, participation in peer networks, regular reviews, and assistance with visa switching. Our goal is to help our members establish and scale successfully in the UK.

If you are an existing NEXUS member and would like to transition to an Innovator Founder Visa (from Start-Up) or if you would like to apply for settlement at the end of your Innovator 3-year period, please email our NEXUS Manager directly and we will take you through the next steps. 

As a Legacy Endorsing Body, NEXUS are not accepting new applications from non-members. 

Stage 1

You will need to first complete our ENDORSING BODY APPLICATION FORM.

If you do not have a Business Plan, we will consider you for endorsement and encourage all interested to still complete this form.

Endorsing body application form

Stage 2

Once your application has been reviewed by our registrations team and our qualifying criteria has been met, our Programme Manager will make contact within 14 working days. At this stage we may request further information and / or advise of next steps.

If you do not receive any reply within 14 working days, then your application has unfortunately not been successful.

Stage 3

Should you be looking for Endorsing via the new Innovator Founder route and are not a NEXUS member, we are delighted to say that NEXUS is part of a consortium of highly experienced companies, where under U.K Endorsing Services (“UKES”) the Home Office has awarded us a concessionary contract to deliver the provision of endorsing applicants for the Innovator Founder Visa route.

The full list of businesses within UKES are Blue Orchid, European Innovation, International Innovation Hub, NEXUS, Schoolgate Accounting Services and Severn Seed Finance.

Through the combined experience within the team, the UKES consortium has over 75 years expertise in supporting business growth and development. During that time, we have helped create over 20,000 new businesses and in excess of 25,000 new jobs across a range of sectors within the UK.