Tier 1 Visa

Investor Visa

This requires an investment of £2 million and allows temporary residency in the UK for the investor and their immediate family. This residency lasts for 3 years and 4 months and applicants can apply to extend this residency a further 2 years. Investors can then apply for indefinite leave to remain after 5 years and British citizenship after 6 years.

The qualifying investments are as follows :

  • Share capital or loan capital (for example, corporate bonds) in active and trading UK registered companies, other than those principally engaged in property investment, property management or property development; or
  • Pooled investment vehicles which receive funding from the UK government or a devolved government department or one of its agencies.
  • Tier 1 (Investor) migrants have the option of investing more than £2m and reaching certain higher thresholds will result in a quicker route to ILR.
  • An “active and trading UK registered company” means a trading company that is doing business