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TIER 1 INVESTOR VISA

The Tier 1 (Investor) visa is a route for individuals with access to at least £2,000,000 to invest in the UK, and is only applicable for applicants from outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland. The initial visa is granted for 3 years and 4 months (3 years if processed in the UK). After this time, applicants can apply for a 2 year extension provided they meet the eligibility criteria. In most cases, to become UK resident, you would need to speak at least basic English, demonstrate your education and experience and meet other criteria of UK immigration authorities. However, applicants for a Tier 1 Investor Visa are an exception to this rule.

Become a UK citizen by investment

  • BENEFITS

  • Fast visa processing and straightforward visa requirements.
  • There are no English language requirements or language tests in the initial application.
  • There is no individual maintenance requirement.
  • Investor’s Immediate family members, spouses and children under 18 are also eligible to enter the UK.
  • Applicants are permitted (but not obliged) to work, study or engage in business activities in the UK.
  • UK investor visa is valid for 3 years and 4 months if you apply outside the UK and 3 years if you apply in the country. It can be extended for another 2 years or you can apply for settlement straight away, depending on how much you have invested.
  • REQUIREMENTS

  • You must have at least £2,000,000 investment funds to apply for a Tier 1 (Investor) visa. You must:
  • Be 18 or over to apply for this visa
  • Be able to prove that the money belongs to either you or your partner
  • Provide a criminal record certificate covering the last 10 years and countries where you have spent more than 12 months.
  • Have opened an account at a UK regulated bank to use for your funds
  • Your funds must be:
  • Held in one or more regulated financial institutions
  • Free to spend (disposable) in the UK

EXTENDING YOUR VISA

When applying for an extension to a Tier 1 Investor visa applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • Evidence must be submitted to prove that the applicant’s first entry to the country was within 30 days of the date the clearance was granted.
  • Evidence must be provided that all associated adults (for example spouses etc.) were registered with the Overseas Visitors Records Office within 7 days of arrival in the UK.
  • You must show that you 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.
  • Investors are required to make their investment in the UK in the form of UK Government bonds, share capital or loan capital.
INDEFINITE LEAVE TO REMAIN APPLICATION

If an applicant has spent a continuous period of 5 years in the UK, they can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). Accelerated routes to settlement can be sought after 3 years if investments total £5 million, or 2 years if investments total £10 million.

£2,000,000
  • ILR after 5 years Citizenship after 6 years
£5,000,000
  • ILR after 3 years Citizenship after 5 years
£10,000,000
  • ILR after 2 years Citizenship after 5 years
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Applicants must not have spent more than 180 days outside of the UK in a 12-month period.
  • Applicants must have passed the Life in the UK Test.
Residency Requirements and Time Spent Outside the UK:
  • For UK citizenship, applicants must not have spent more than 450 days outside of the UK in the 5-year period, and no more than 90 days during the 12 months before the application.
Processing Time:
  • The earliest that applicants can submit visa requests is 3 months before traveling to the UK.
  • Applicants can pay for a Priority Service and receive a decision within 5 work days.
  • Non-priority processing duration is approximately 3 weeks if submitted from country of residence, or approximately 8-12 weeks for those switching their visa and currently residing in the UK.
The UK passport allows you unrestricted entry to the United Kingdom
Holders of regular British Citizen passports have visa-free or visa on arrival access to 185 countries and territories
Freedom of movement to other parts of the British Commonwealth, such as Australia, Canada, and New Zealand
The right to permanently live within the UK, including owning property, marrying, and opening a bank account
Employment in the UK without work permit and similar restrictions
No student visa requirements and access to UK student loans

BENEFITS OF UK CITIZENSHIP

The right to permanently live within the UK, including owning property, marrying, and opening a bank account.
Employment in the UK without work permit and similar restrictions. Citizens can also access government unemployment benefits and job search services.
Access to UK student loans.
No student visa requirements.
Free medical care through the UK Health Service.
Other social programs.
The right to vote and run for political office within the United Kingdom.

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Visa-free access to 139 countries

The desire to live and work in the UK is very common among many people because the country has pretty attractive living standards that are better than most of the other countries in the world. Sometimes moving to another country may be challenging, especially if there are some uncertainties about obtaining residency in the subject place. On the other hand, one perfect advantage of being a UK citizen is to have a very powerful passport, allowing visa-free travel to 139 countries.

UK Residency & Citizenship via Tier 1 (Investor) route

We have under the belt the 30+ years’ experience in the UK Immigration as well as deep understanding of the complex Home Office rules and policies. We have an established reputation for efficient management and processing of visa applications, visa extensions, permanent residency and citizenship acquisition. The UK Immigration services are professionally covered by our business partner authorised and registered by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

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Visa Extension
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No more than 180 days absent every rolling 12 months
Less than 450 days absent from the UK in the 5 years prior td PR application

Permanent Retsidence

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Permanent Residence
Citizenship
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Less than 90 days absent in the 12 months following receipt of PR
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TALK TO TREM GLOBAL’S IMMIGRATION ADVISORS

Trem Global’s immigration advisors will evaluate your personal circumstances and help you select the most suitable investment option. The main applicant may also add dependents to a residency application, including his/her spouse, children under 18 years old, and disabled children of any age.

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PREPARE DOCUMENTS

A detailed checklist will be provided and you will be guided through the document collection stage. Experienced immigration advisers will check all documents for compliance to ensure all requirements are met.

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SUBMIT VISA REQUEST

The earliest that applicants can submit visa requests is 3 months before traveling to the UK.

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COMPLETE INVESTMENT

You must show that you 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.

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PROCESSING TIME

Non-priority processing duration is approximately 3 weeks if submitted from country of residence, or approximately 8-12 weeks for those switching their visa and currently residing in the UK.

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SETTLEMENT

If an applicant has spent a continuous period of 5 years in the UK, they can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). Accelerated routes to settlement can be sought after 3 years if investments total £5 million, or 2 years if investments total £10 million.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

You can rely on funds that are held in an overseas financial institution provided the funds are transferable to the United Kingdom and the financial institution holding the funds is willing to confirm this in writing.

You will need to have opened an account with an FCA-regulated financial institution for the purpose of investing at least £2 million in the UK.

You will need to invest at least £2 million in share capital and/or loan capital in active and trading UK registered companies.

Since 29 March 2019, UK government bonds are no longer a Tier 1 qualifying investment. Tier 1 Investor visa holders can still invest in UK government bonds, but such investments must be made outside the Tier 1 Investor visa process.

The investor is always free to withdraw all their investments in the UK while holding the Tier 1 (Investor) visa but the investor and dependents will lose their right to reside in the UK, as the investment is not maintained anymore. Once the investor has permanent residence the investments can be sold freely.

Yes, there is no restriction on dual citizenship.

Tier 1 Investors can bring their spouse, civil partner, unmarried partner and any children under the age of 18. Investors cannot bring their parents, siblings or other family members.

No. Dependants must reside in the UK for a continuous 5 year period in order to qualify for indefinite leave to remain.
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