You are eligible to apply for a Tier 1 (Investor) visa if you can invest £2,000,000 or more in the UK, are from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland and you meet the other eligibility requirements. You can apply is 3 months before you can travel. This visa is granted for a maximum of 3 years and 4 months but you can apply for another 2-year extension.
After getting this visa you can invest £2,000,000 or more in UK government bonds, share capital or loan capital in active and trading UK registered companies, work or study and apply to settle after 2 years provided you have invested £10 million or apply to settle after 3-years if you have invested £5 million.
On this visa you can’t invest in companies mainly engaged in property investment, property management or property development, get public funds, work as a trainee doctor or dentist, or work as a professional sportsperson or sports coach
To apply for this visa, you must be 18 or above, have at least £2,000,000 investment funds with proof that the money belongs to either you or your husband, wife, unmarried or same-sex partner, meet the English language requirement and be able to support yourself during your stay.
For this visa you have to open a UK bank account and your funds must be held in one or more regulated financial institutions, free to spend (‘disposable’) in the UK. At the time of making application your money can be in the UK or overseas.
For specialist advice in this immigration matter please contact our team member on 0161 465 1814 or complete our inquiry and we will contact you.