If you are a high net-worth individual interested in coming to the UK to invest in a business or company, you may be eligible for the Tier 1 Investor Visa.

The UK Investor Visa requires the applicant to have access to at least £2 million before making their application. You must also be intending to invest the entire sum in UK businesses. This type of visa does not require you to have a job offer or a UK sponsor to apply. This is a points-based application which will depend on the expectation that you will be investing £2 million or more into the UK economy. You are not required to pass the English Language requirement or show that you have adequate maintenance funds.

How can IAS help?

We can offer premium immigration business consultation for those looking to enter the country on a UK Investor Visa. We will conduct your advice at a time that suits your schedule – either in person, over the phone or via Skype. We will ensure your eligibility and confirm that the money you will be using for your application is available to be used. We can signal you towards a high-quality investment program to put your application in the best position for a positive result.

Your lawyer will also prepare a Letter of Representation which details your case and its merits, as well as citing relevant UK case law to support it. Your lawyer will also complete your application forms for you to the highest professional standard. Contact us now on +1844 290 6312 or make an inquiry online for an in-depth consultation about your UK Tier 1 Visa application.

FAQs

Can I apply for a Tier 1 Investor Visa?

This visa route is not subject to a job offer or valid sponsorship. You will be eligible to apply if you have £2 million available to invest in the UK economy.

The UK Investor Visa does not require you to meet the English Language Requirement. This is unlike any other points-based-system (PBS) applications.

There is also not an expectation to show sufficient maintenance funds.

What are the Tier 1 Investor Visa qualifying investments?

The UK is one of the top destinations for financial services and attracts a lot of foreign investment in this sector. Investment in markets across the economy is made through London’s many thriving banks and asset management firms.

For your application to be successful, you will need to ensure you invest your money in active UK businesses.

The property sector is an attractive option for investors. But a UK Investor Visa application could be unsuccessful if the applicant plans to invest only in property. To ensure your UK Tier 1 Visa application has the best chance of success, a diverse investment portfolio is vital.

How do I appeal a refused UK Investor Visa application?

If your Tier 1 Investor Visa application is refused, you have a right to review within 28 days and can appeal the decision within 10 days. There is no guarantee that your appeal will be successful.

Our expert lawyers will be able to advise you on the merits of your appeal and advise you on your best options. We also have an excellent track record of successful appeals and can assist you with the appeal process.

Can I move from a Tier 1 Investor Visa to Indefinite Leave to Remain?

On a UK Investor Visa, once you have invested £2 million, you can get a Tier 1 Investor Visa extension and apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) after five years. If you have invested £5 million, you can apply for ILR after three years. Investing at least £10 million will allow you to apply for settled status in the UK after two years.

What services does IAS offer?

Our immigration lawyers can consult with you in any way which suits you. We are available in person, on the phone or via Skype and will ensure we are able to work around your schedule. For the best chance of receiving your Tier 1 Investor Visa, we are here to help.

Our services include:

  • A full document check to ensure they are satisfactory;
  • Preparing a Letter of Representation using expert legal knowledge to support your application;
  • Fielding contact with the Entry Clearance Office throughout the process;
  • Taking control of the completion of your application forms, ensuring they are of the highest possible standard.

Contact us for more information or to discuss your UK Tier 1 Visa. Call us on +1844 290 6312 or use our online form.

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