The UK Tier 1 Investor Visa was created for established international business people to enter and settle in the UK as high valued migrants.
What are the criteria for a Tier 1 Investor visa?
You must provide evidence that:
(a) You have £1 million under their control in a UK regulated bank, or
(b) You have net assets exceeding £2 million and have £1 million in the UK (which can be loaned money)
You must invest the money for 5 years in the UK and at least £750,000 must be in UK government bonds, UK equities or loan capital in active trading UK companies. Property investments or offshore companies are not allowed.
There is no requirement for business experience or English language requirements and employment is permitted under this visa.
You must make the UK your main home and spend more than 50% of your time in the UK.
Accelerated routes to permanent residency are available if you invest £5 million or £10 million which allows for settlement 2 years
Benefits of Investors Visa
The Tier 1 Investor Visa is aimed at attracting high valued migrants with economic skills and experience to immigrate to UK on a permanent basis on order to contribute to and further develop the economy.
The Tier 1 Investor Visa provides a route to settlement/permanent residence in UK and, unlike temporary visas designed for short term solutions such as a visitor visa, no restrictions are placed on upon the work that can be undertaken.
No specific job offer is required as is the case with a work permit.
Successful applicants are granted 3 years stay in the UK with the possibility of an extension of a further 2 years if all essential requirements are met. Investor Visa applicants can manage their investments and their spouse who is also granted entry into the UK on this visa is eligible for employment during their stay.
Many applicants make the less active partner the main applicant. Investor Visa applicants are permitted to be accompanied by their spouse and children (dependents) who can take advantage of the same benefits as UK citizens
• Free education • Free healthcare • Work opportunities • Successful Investor Visa applicants are considered as High Valued Migrants • Exemption from certain prerequisites such as English proficiency, minimum age and education requirements • The main applicant can be either the husband or wife and they can be accompanied by their children under the age of 18 years. If their child is above the age of 18, the applicant will need to transfer their assets to their child’s name and appoint the child as the main applicant. If the child intends to study in the UK, the parents can apply for the Investor Visa as the child can obtain immigration status as a student.
Accelerated routes to permanent residency are available if you invest £5 million which allows or settlement after 3 years or £10 million which allows for settlement after 2 years
We work with experienced UK financial institutions and advisers to provide a complete service to Investors looking to stay in the UK under this scheme including arranging a loan facility to buy the bond.