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.
When applying for an extension to a Tier 1 Investor visa applicants must demonstrate the following:
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.
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).
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.
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.
The earliest that applicants can submit visa requests is 3 months before traveling to 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.
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.
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.