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Tier 1


“Tier 1 Investor visas provide an immigration route for high-net-worth individuals prepared to invest at least £2,000,000 in the UK”.

At Permits2Work, we have great experience of the Tier 1 Investor visa category, and have worked on successful applications for a wide range of international clients. We work with you through the entire process, advising on the evidence you’ll need to provide and the criteria against which you’re assessed.

Call us on 01793 836010 or complete our quick Enquiry form on the right for a Free Assessment.

Tier 1 Investor visas in more detail

To qualify for a Tier 1 Investor visa, you will need to show that you intend to invest at least £2million in the UK. These funds must be held in a regulated financial institution and wholly disposable in the UK.

You can use funds held either by yourself or by your spouse/partner (held jointly or in their name). If you’ve had the funds for less than 3 consecutive months before you apply, you will be required to show the source of the money.

Unlike many visa applications though, you won’t need to demonstrate English language ability.

Your investment should be made in UK government bonds, share capital or loan capital in active and trading UK registered companies – however, you cannot invest in companies whose main activity relates to property investment, management or development.

Extension applications

If you’re applying to extend your Tier 1 Investor visa, you must prove that you have invested the required level of funding in one of the specified ways.

You need to show that you have invested the required level of funds within 3 months and have maintained this throughout your stay.

Indefinite Leave to Remain

After 5 years in the category, you can qualify for Indefinite Leave to Remain – and you may even apply earlier depending on the size of investment made to the UK.

Tier 1 Investor Free Assessment

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Whether you’re making an initial application for Tier 1 Investor or seeking to extend your stay in the UK, our experts can help manage your case.