Tier 1 UK Investor Visa

TIER 1 UK INVESTOR VISA

Investors seeking a residency visa for the UK can consider the Tier 1 investment visa. This requires an investment of £2 million and allows temporary residency in the UK for the investor and their immediate family. This residency lasts for 3 years and 4 months and applicants can apply to extend this residency a further 2 years. Investors can then apply for indefinite leave to remain after 5 years and British citizenship after 6 years. There is no direct UK citizenship by investment programme.

ADVANTAGES INVESTOR VISA UK (TIER1)

  • High standard education and healthcare system
  • Access to business opportunities throughout Europe
  • Dependents included: Spouse; children under 18; children over 18 currently in the UK as a dependent.
  • Applicants from outside European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland
  • The travel mobility and security of a UK passport
  • Foreign nationals must apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain to become UK permanent residents
  • Permanent residents have ability to live, work and study in the UK without any restriction and may leave and return at any time
  • Can apply for Citizenship after holding permanent residence for at least 1 year and living in the UK for at least 5 years.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Have opened a UK bank account or investment account
  • Have investment funds which must be held in a recognized financial institution for at least 2 years prior to application
  • Provide evidence that the funds were acquired legally and belong to applicant or spouse
  • Must make the UK their main home and must spend at least 50% of their time in the UK
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • The applicant must provide a Criminal Record Certificate confirming they have no criminal convictions
  • Provide a tuberculosis test result (depending on residence)
  • The applicant can invest a higher sum to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain more quickly

UK visa application processing time

It takes 1-2 weeks to prepare your application. Then we submit it with all supporting evidence. All you need to do is go to a visa centre to have your fingerprints and a photograph taken. A decision will be made within 8 weeks (standard service) or 5 working days (priority service).