Immigration Advice for Investors

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Immigration Advice for Investors

The Tier 1 (Investor) Visa category is available for High-Net-Worth individuals that wish to make a financial investment in the UK without having to necessarily establish or operate a business.

Obtaining a Tier 1 (Investor) Visa involves a lot of, often confusing, paperwork. Although you, as a High-Net-Worth investor to the UK, you do not need to have secured a job or sponsorship to apply in this category. You are also not required to demonstrate any particular level of English language.

Once you have demonstrated that you have the required investment funds and have been granted your initial visa there are certain investment criteria that will have to be met in order to ensure that your extension application is approved.

All the following options might also allow you to apply for Indefinite Leave in the UK after the passage of 5 consecutive years or less (under the accelerated provisions):

  • £10 million investment over a time span of 2 years
  • £5 million investment over a time span of 3 years

If you are applying for Tier 1 (Investor) Visa, you may leave the country for no more than 180 days annually if you want to maintain your eligibility to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain. Most applicants are eligible to apply for British citizenship after 6 years of residence in the country while those individuals in the accelerated categories can apply after having spent 5 years in the UK.

GSC Solicitors specialise in corporate and private immigration and can assist you to not only navigate the necessary paperwork to obtain Tier 1 (Investor) Visa successfully but also gather all the required documents fast and easy. We can also effectively and efficiently handle all the associated tasks on your behalf, as we work closely with highly regarded accountancy practices, prestigious private wealth management firms, and large financial institutions.

All applications are treated with the sensitivity and confidence required and rest assured that you will receive the best and most practical advice regarding your Tier 1 (Investor) Visa application.

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