The Tier 1 Investor visa enables investors to enter or remain in the UK in exchange for making a substantial financial investment to the UK economy.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate that:
The Home Office may check that the funds are from a credible and lawful source and that the applicant has control of the funds.
Length and conditions of stay in the UK
Applicants can apply to come to the UK for an initial period of 3 years and 4 months. They can then apply to extend their stay in the UK for a period of 2 years subject to satisfying the following:
Under the extension criteria applicants must demonstrate that:
Indefinite Leave to Remain
An application for Indefinite Leave to Remain can be made once an applicant has held a Tier 1 Investor visa for a period of at least 5 years and demonstrated that they have invested £2 million by meeting the criteria above.
An application for accelerated settlement can be made after 2 years if the applicant has increased their investment to £10 million or 3 years if the investment has been increased to £5 million.
We have considerable experience in preparing successful Tier 1 Investor applications. If you would like to discuss matters further please contact Charles Green, Consultant Partner, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone to 07955112218