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Investor Visa (Tier 1)

We can help you with your UK Investor Visa (Tier 1) Application

The UK is the leader of foreign investment in Europe, it’s an easy place to establish and run a business. The UK’s diverse economy is the perfect location for businesses to explore their international business potential. The Investor Visa allows high net worth individuals the right to reside in the UK if they want to invest £2million or more in the UK. It allows spouse and children under the age of 18 years to apply as dependants.

If you wish to apply for a Tier 1 (Investor Visa) you must want to invest £2million or more in the UK, and be from outside the EEA and Switzerland.

You must also:

  • Be 18 or over
  • Be able to prove that the money belongs to you or your husband, wife, unmarried or same-sex partner
  • Have opened an account at a UK regulated bank to use for your funds which are:
    • Held in one or more regulated financial intuitions
    • Free to spend (‘disposable’) in the UK

Evidence of investment funds

You will need to provide evidence to show that you have the required investment funds. If you are using your own money to invest, you should be able to show:

  • How much money you have and where it is being held
  • Where the money came from if you have had the money for less than 2 years i.e. if you have inherited it from a relative
  • That the money can be transferred to the UK and converted to sterling (if not already in the UK)

If you are using your partner’s money you will need to provide:

  • A certificate of marriage or civil partnership or in the case of unmarried or same-sex relationship, proof that you are in a long-term relationship (at least two years)
  • A statement from your partner confirming that they will allow you to control the funds in the UK
  • A letter from a legal adviser stating that the declaration is valid

If your application is successful, you can:

  • Work or study in the UK
  • Apply to settle in the UK after 2 years if they have invested £10 million
  • Apply to settle in the UK after 3 years if they have invested £5 million
  • Apply to settle in the UK after 5 years if they have invested £2 million

If your application is successful, you cannot:

  • Work as a professional sportsperson or sports coach
  • Have access to public funds

Contact our expert business immigration lawyers at Davenport Solicitors

If you need help with your Investor Visa application, call us on 020 7903 6888 or request a call back at a time convenient for you. You can also drop us an e-mail at contact@davenportsolcitors.com. We aim to reply within 24 hours.

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