The investor visa (Tier 1)
The Tier 1 Investor visa category is for non-EEA nationals. These people are able to make a substantial financial investment in the UK. In order to qualify for a UK Investor visa, you will need to have access to at least £2 million. Also, to be willing to invest your funds in actively trading UK companies. As a UK Investor visa applicant, you will not need to satisfy any English language or maintenance funds requirement.
This route has become far stricter for applicants to be successful as a result of changes made in March 2019. For example, funds available to the applicant need to be held for 2 years. This is prior to the application, replacing the previous requirement of 90 days. You will also need to meet other eligibility requirements to get this visa.
Our team of immigration solicitors has facilitated the ventures of numerous business people here in the United Kingdom. Our experts operate out of our London offices and have an in-depth understanding when making such applications. To ensure that your business investments have the greatest likelihood of success, you are able to take advantage of the numerous opportunities. This is available in London and throughout the UK to grow your capital. It is paramount that you are in the capable hands of our immigration solicitors.
Eligibility for Tier 1 an investor visa
The earliest you can apply is 3 months before you travel. You can come to the UK with a Tier 1 (Investor) visa for a maximum of 3 years and 4 months. You will be able to extend your stay as a Tier 1 Investor visa holder for a further 2 years, before qualifying for indefinite leave to remain (settlement) after 5 years. There is also an accelerated route to settlement as a Tier 1 Investor migrant after either 3 years (if you invest at least £5 million) or 2 years (if you invest at least £10 million). Your family members can come with you when you come to the UK on this visa.
If you need help understanding the Rules, assessing your chances of qualifying for an investor visa, or preparing an application, our team of immigration lawyers is here to provide expert advice and assistance.