Refused after endorsement? What’s going on with the innovator visa success rates?

The refusal rates for innovator visas increased from 5% through to 44% from Q2 of 2021 through to Q2 of 2022:

So this is people who have been endorsed, but who then have not succeeded at the visa application stage.

  • So why is this?
    • 1. The Home Office takes its own view of the merits of the business plan.
    • 2. Endorsement letters can be poorly drafted.
    • 3. Different version of business plan provided.
    • 4. Just on the basis of a Google search, there are many other identical businesses.
    • 5. The financial evidence has not been prepared adequately.
    • 6. Other failures with the visa documents.
    • 7. Lower calibre applicants.

Approval rates have recovered somewhat since, but these issues seem to remain.

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