Tier 1 Investor Visa

UK Immigration under the Points Based System

Apply for a UK Investor Visa (Tier 1)

Businesses thrive in the UK and investors from all around the world consider the UK one of the best places to invest their funds in for rapid and continuous growth. The UK Investor visa (Tier 1)  is an investment visa and not really a working visa, but Tier 1 Investors can work if they want to.

For the initial application the Tier 1 Investor visa applicant needs to show that they have at least £2 million to invest which is under your control. You also need to show that you hold a UK bank account.

After you have acquired the initial visa the Tier 1 Investor visa applicant must subsequently show that they have invested the funds into a UK-registered company (ies) either by way of loan capital or share capital.

If you invest £2 million you can potentially acquire settlement in five years; if you invest £5 million you can potentially acquire it in three years; and if you invest £10 million you can potentially acquire it in two years.

The visa is initially granted for three years or three years and a bit, so an extension visa application may or may not be necessary, depending on the length of the route.

Unlike many other types of visa, there is no English language requirement until the applicant reaches the settlement stage.

Dependants can apply for visas along with the main Tier 1 visa applicant.

Applicants can apply from outside the UK or, if they hold appropriate immigration leave, from within the UK.

Requirements for Tier 1 Investor Visa

The applicant must produce the right documents to show that they meet the requirements for the Tier 1 Investor visa for the UK some of them are shown below:

  • Be 18 or over 
  • Hold the right sort of bank account
  • Genuinely hold sufficient funds under their control
  • Where relevant, that the funds have been invested appropriately in the UK
  • Criminal record certificate is required

The earliest you can apply for a Tier 1 Investor visa is 3 months before you travel. The processing time for the visa is 3 weeks.

Please note this visa does not have English language requirement to be met.

What we can do for you for a successful visa

We can give you detailed advice about the evidential documents. Sometimes, and especially with extension applications, the evidence gets quite complex. We can help you prepare the best possible application.

We will prepare your application for the Tier 1 Investor Visa application for the UK with your dependents if any. The forms and documentation may vary slightly depending on where you apply from and what your circumstances are, but we will make sure you have all the correct documents to submit with your application and how you can meet each of the requirements for the visa. We are here to ensure all goes well and that your visa application has the best chance of success.

Not all applicants will need to meet all the requirements above and we will provide a Person and Country Specific Document Checklist so that you can gather the required documents according to your circumstances.

We will complete all the relevant application forms for you and provide you country-specific guidance, if relevant. 

We will ensure we are with you from the very start and up until you receive a decision on your application. Sometimes applications are delayed and we can liaise with the Home Office or UKVI on your behalf.

Why not give us a call and discover why we are the best Immigration lawyers in London to handle your Tier 1 Investor Visa Application. We work with clients all over the world, wherever you are we are here to help. We have helped clients for a Tier 1 Investor Visa from Russia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ghana, Tanzania, Morocco, Iran, Egypt, USA, Canada, Italy, Nigeria, Brazil, Columbia, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Vietnam, China to name a few.

We have assisted clients to switch from a Tier 4 Student Visa, to a Tier 1 Investor Visa in the UK.

Our Immigration Lawyers / Consultants are multi lingual and can discuss your case with you in English, Arabic, Mandarin, Malay, Russian, Urdu, Punjabi & Hindi.

Please call us on +44 208 150 6709 for an initial chat to discover we are the right firm for you, and speak to an experienced Immigration Lawyer / Adviser to bring your matter to a successful conclusion. Alternatively, you can Email us on  info@gsnimmigration.co.uk

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