If you are over 16 years old and want to invest not less than £2 million or more in the UK you can apply under Tier 1 (Investor) visa. The funds must be under your own control, be held in a regulated financial institution and be disposable in the UK.
You will not need to show that you have any English language ability.
Entry clearance will be granted for a period of 3 years and four months. You can apply to extend this visa for another 2 years.
1. If you were granted initial Tier 1 (Investor) visa under the Rules in place before 6 November 2014, to extend your leave as a Tier 1 (Investor) you must:
A. Have money of your own, under your own control, in the UK amounting to not less than £1 million; or
B. (I) Have personal assets which, taking into account any liabilities to which they are subject, have a value of not less than £2 million; and
(II) Have money under your control and disposable in the UK amounting to not less than £1 million, which has been loaned to you by a UK regulated financial institution.
Have invested not less than £750,000 of your capital in the UK by way of UK Government bonds, share capital or loan capital in active and trading UK registered companies other than those principally engaged in property investment; and have invested the remaining balance of £1 million in the UK by the purchase of assets or by maintaining the money on deposit in a UK regulated financial institution.
2. If you were granted initial Tier 1 (Investor) visa under the Rules in place on or after 6 November 2014, to extend your leave as a Tier 1 (Investor) you must have invested not less than £2 million in the UK by way of UK Government bonds, share capital or loan capital in active and trading UK registered companies.
If you have invested £2 million (or £1 million if you initially applied to enter the category before 6 November 2014) in the UK you will be able to apply for settlement after 5 years of continuous living in the UK. If you have invested £5 million you can apply for settlement after 3 years and if you’ve invested £10 million – after 2 years in the UK.
UK immigration law is complicated and often confusing to those unfamiliar with the rules, regulations and procedures. Our immigration adviser can translate technical issues into plain English and cast a light upon the complex issues of immigration legislation. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your options and how we can assist you in your application.