Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street London EC2N 1HN

MONDAY - FRIDAY - 9am to 6pm

Tier 1 (Investor) visa

Settlement in 2 to 5 years - British passport in 6 years

UK Tier 1 Investor visa is based on a “passive” investment of 2.000.000 (two million) British Pounds in UK-registered companies. There is no need to run a business yourself or create jobs. Instead, you have to invest the funds for a number of years (2 to 5) and remain in the UK 6 months in a year. You can work, study or run a business but don’t have to. No need for an English test until you are ready to apply for settlement.

The funds, 2.000.000 British Pounds have to be your own (not borrowed). If the funds have been on your name for less than 2 years, you also need evidence of the source of funds, such as evidence of receiving a gift or inheritance, property or business sale.  

No English or Maintenance requirement.
Need an overseas criminal certificate.
Outcome: visa for 3 years and 4 months.
Next step: extension unless you qualify for accelerated route to settlement.

Your family can apply with your as dependants. For this purpose, your family are your spouse/civil partner and children under 18 years old. As long as your child is aged under 18 during the application for their 1st dependant visa, they will be considered dependants even after they turn 18. 

The whole amount of 2.000.000 British Pounds has to be made within 3 months of entry to the UK (if your visa was issued outside the UK) or within visa start date (if you switched to this category inside the UK). 

Qualifying investments include shares and loans to active and trading UK companies and UK corporate bonds. UK Government bonds are no longer allowed for this purpose. Property investment is also excluded. 

We will help you to meet the conditions of this visa category at every stage. We will guide on the types of investment, remind of the deadline, help you to keep a track on residency requirements, so you are not over the limit on absences from the UK. We will update you on any changes in the Immigration Rules and Citizenship as they happen. 

With your permission, we can liaise with your financial advisers, accountants and other professionals to ensure all qualifying conditions are met in due time. 

For a fixed fee per year, you will have someone to turn to with your questions and would have us as your representatives in the United Kingdom. 

 

 

After initial visa has expired after 3 years, you can extend for further 2 years, giving you a total of 5 years to qualify for settlement in the UK. This is for a standard investment of 2 million British Pounds. You can extend as many times as you need, every time for 2 years. For example, if you have already had this visa for 5 years but spent too much time outside the UK and cannot meet settlement requirements, you can apply for another extension for 2 years (and again, if needed). 

You do not need to apply for extension if you can qualify for settlement under one of accelerated routes:

5.000.000 British Pounds investment – settlement after 3 years in the UK.  

10.000.000 British Pounds investment – settlement after 2 years in the UK. 

You can qualify for settlement in the UK after 5 years on this visa under the standard route of investing 2.000.000 British Pounds.  

There are also accelerated routes:

5.000.000 British Pounds investment – settlement after 3 years in the UK.  

10.000.000 British Pounds investment – settlement after 2 years in the UK.  

British Citizenship – after 5 years in the UK and 1 year after securing a settled status, whichever is later. If you are on standard 5-year route to settlement, it will be 5 years to permanent residency (Indefinite Leave) and then another year to Citizenship, making it total of 6 years. If you are on on accelerated route, such as 3 years, it will be 3 years to settlement and then Citizenship after 5 years, making it total 5 years. If you are married to a British citizen, the qualifying period for Citizenship is 3 years or as soon as you have secured a settled status, whichever is later. 

Your family can qualify for settlement after 5 years in the UK. Even if you are applying under the accelerated route, your family have to wait 5 years. For this purpose, your family are your spouse/civil partner and children who were under 18 years old on the date of their 1st dependent visa. As long as your child is aged under 18 during the application for their 1st dependant visa, they will be considered dependants even after they turn 18. 

Why choose 1st 4Immigration?

  • London City immigration firm, OISC-accredited at the highest level 3.
  • Over 10 years of experience. Our OISC number is F200800152, in which 2008 stands for the year of accreditation.
  • Specialist in UK business and investment visas and dual citizenship  – we are immigration entrepreneurs!
  • We reply emails on the same business day and work via What’s App and Skype with clients worldwide. 
  • We help to obtain UK entry visa, extend your stay, settle in the UK and secure a British passport.  Most of our team members have dual citizenship and we can advise on how the UK law treats dual and multiple nationals. 

What our clients say about us