Tier-1 UK Immigration Investor Visa.

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Tier-1 UK Immigration Investor Visa.

The Tier-1 Investor – UK Immigration Visa – is an immigration route devised for hight net-worth individuals. Here it is important to note that the Tier-1 immigration route for High Valued Applicants comprises of Tier-1 Entrepreneur, Tier-1 Investor and Tier-1 Exceptional Talent. We have the requisite expertise to process your case under any of the three Categories of Tier-1. In this post you get information about Tier-1 Investor. If you are interested in other categories please go to TIER-1 ENTREPRENEUR and TIER-1 EXCEPTIONAL TALENT[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][TS_VCSC_Skill_Sets_Standalone skillset_id=”7824″ custompost_name=”Tier-1 (High Value Migrants)” bar_tooltip=”true” animation_view=”left-to-right”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Tier-1 UK Immigration Investor Visa.

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1. Overview. Tier-1 UK Immigration Investor Visa.

You can apply for a Tier 1 (Investor) visa if.:

You must have access to at least £2,000,000 in investment funds to apply.

How long it will take. Tier-1 UK Immigration Investor Visa.

You can apply for a visa up to 3 months before your date of travel to the UK.

You should get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks.

Check the guide processing times to find out how long getting a visa might take in your country.

Fees.

Tier-1 UK Immigration Investor Visa.

How much you pay for a Tier 1 (Investor) visa depends on your situation, where you are and how you apply.

Who you’re applying for. Apply. Extend or switch by post.
You. £1,500 £1,500
All dependants. £1,500 for each dependant. £1,500 for each dependant.

You’ll also have to pay the healthcare surcharge as part of your application. Check how much you’ll have to pay before you apply.

Fees for applying and extending in person.

You can use the super premium service to apply or extend in person.

It costs a one-off fee of £7,000, plus application fees for each person of.:

  • £1,900 for the ‘main applicant’.
  • £1,900 for each dependant.

You can use this service for up to 4 ‘main applicants’ and a maximum of 10 people per visit. ‘Main applicants’ are the people with access to the investment funds.

How long you can stay.

You can come to the UK with a Tier 1 (Investor) visa for a maximum of 3 years and 4 months.

You can apply to extend this visa for another 2 years.

What you can and can’t do.

You can.:

  • invest £2,000,000 or more in UK government bonds, share capital or loan capital in active and trading UK registered companies.
  • work or study.
  • apply to settle after 2 years if you invest £10 million.
  • apply to settle after 3 years if you invest £5 million.

You can’t.:

  • invest in companies mainly engaged in property investment, property management or property development.
  • work as a professional sportsperson or sports coach.
  • get public funds.

You also can’t work as a doctor or dentist in training unless one of the following applies.:

  • you have a primary degree at bachelors level or above in medicine or dentistry from a UK institution that holds a Tier 4 sponsor license or is a UK recognised or listed body.
  • you worked as a doctor or dentist in training the last time you were in the UK.
  • neither of those conditions were part of the terms and conditions on a previous visa.

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2. Eligibility. Tier-1 UK Immigration Investor Visa.

You must have at least £2,000,000 investment funds to apply for a Tier 1 (Investor) visa.

You must.:

  • be 18 or over to apply for this visa.
  • be able to prove that the money belongs to either you or your husband, wife, unmarried or same-sex partner.
  • have opened a UK bank account.

Your funds must be.:

  • held in one or more regulated financial institutions.
  • free to spend (‘disposable’) in the UK.

Your money can be in the UK or overseas when you apply.

Students with financial sponsorship.

You may be able to apply for a Tier 1 (Investor) visa if you’re already in the UK and you’re.:

  • a Tier 4 (General) visa holder.
  • a student nurse.
  • studying, writing up a thesis or re-sitting an exam.
  • a postgraduate doctor or dentist.
  • an overseas qualified nurse or midwife.
  • a student sabbatical officer.

You must have unconditional agreement in writing from your financial sponsor to re-enter or stay in the UK if your course fees and living costs were paid by either.:

  • a government.
  • an international scholarship agency.

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3. Documents you must provide. Tier-1 UK Immigration Investor Visa.

When you apply you’ll need to provide.:

You need a page in your passport that’s blank on both sides for your visa.

Evidence of investment funds.

You’ll need to provide evidence showing that you have the required investment funds.

Your own money.

If you’re using your own money to invest, you should be able to show.:

  • how much money you have and where it’s being held.
  • where the money came from if you haven’t had the money for at least 3 months, eg you inherited it from a relative.
  • that the money can be transferred to the UK and converted to sterling (if it’s not already in the UK).

Your partner’s money.

You’ll need to provide.:

  • a certificate of marriage or civil partnership, or in the case of unmarried or same-sex relationships, proof that you are in a long-term relationship (at least 2 years).
  • a statement from your partner confirming that they will allow you to control the funds in the UK.
  • a letter from a legal adviser stating that the declaration is valid.

You’ll need to provide a certified translation of any documents that aren’t in English or Welsh.

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4. Apply. Tier-1 UK Immigration Investor Visa.

Read the guidance before you apply.

You’ll have to pay the healthcare surcharge as part of your application. Check how much you’ll have to pay before you apply.

Apply outside the UK

You must apply online for a Tier 1 (Investor) visa.

You’ll need to have your fingerprints and photograph taken at a visa application centre (to get a biometric residence permit) as part of your application.

You’ll have to collect your biometric residence permit within 10 days of when you said you’d arrive in the UK (even if you actually arrive at a later date).

You may be able to get your visa faster or other services depending on what country you’re in – check with your visa application centre.

You’ll also have to pay the healthcare charge as part of your application. Check how much you’ll have to pay before you apply.

North Korea

You can’t apply online if you’re living in North Korea.

To apply from North Korea you must:

Apply in the UK

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5. Extend your visa – Tier-1 UK Immigration Investor Visa.

You may be able to extend your Tier 1 (Investor) visa.

You should include any dependants who are on your current visa on your application to extend – including children who have turned 18 during your stay.

You should apply before your current visa expires.

You successfully applied for your visa before 6 November 2014

You can apply to extend your visa if you:

  • have at least £1,000,000 under your control in the UK
  • have invested at least £750,000 (or 75%) of that in UK government bonds, share capital or loan capital in active UK companies
  • invested this sum within 3 months of your ‘investor start date’

Funds under your control in the UK

This sum should include the £750,000 (or more) investment and £250,000 (or the balance needed) to bring it up to at least £1,000,000.

These funds can be either:

  • your own money or your partner’s money
  • money that has been loaned to you by a UK regulated financial institution, as long as you have personal assets with a value of £2,000,000 or more

You can’t mix the 2 sources of funds.

You successfully applied for your visa on or after 6 November 2014

You can apply to extend your visa if you:

  • have at least £2,000,000 under your control in the UK
  • have invested those funds in UK government bonds, share capital or loan capital in active UK companies
  • invested this sum within 3 months of your ‘investor start date’

Funds under your control in the UK

You must have invested the full amount made up of your own money or your partner’s money.

Investment made within 3 months of your investor start date

You’ll need to provide a series of investment portfolio reports produced by a UK regulated financial institution that show:

  • you invested at least £750,000 in UK government bonds or UK business within 3 months of your investor start date (if you first got your visa under the Immigration Rules in place before 6 November 2014)
  • you invested all £2 million (if you first got your visa under the Immigration Rules in place on or after 6 November 2014)
  • this level of investment has been maintained for the length of your visa

Your ‘investor start date’ is either:

  • the date you came into the UK (if you have proof of this)
  • the date your original visa application or switch from a different visa category was approved (if you can’t prove your date of entry)

How to extend your visa

Read the full guidance on the Tier 1 (Investor) visa before you apply.

Download the form and apply by post – the address is on the form.

You’ll also have to pay the healthcare surcharge as part of your application. Check how much you’ll have to pay before you apply.

You can also use the super premium service.

Biometric information

You must also provide your biometric information (fingerprints and a photo). This costs £19.20.

You can give your biometric information at certain Post Office branches.

You’ll get a biometric residence permit if your application to switch your visa is successful.

How long it takes

You should get your visa.:

You’ll be contacted if your application is complicated and will take longer, for example because.:

  • your supporting documents need to be verified.
  • you need to attend an interview.
  • of your personal circumstances, eg if you have a criminal conviction.

Once you’ve applied you can stay in the UK until you’ve been given a decision, as long as you applied before your last visa expired.

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6. Switch to this visa. Tier-1 UK Immigration Investor Visa.

You may be able to switch to a Tier 1 (Investor) visa.

You should apply before your current visa expires.

You can apply to switch to this visa if you meet the eligibility requirementsand you’re already in the UK under one of the following categories.:

  • Tier 1 (General).
  • Tier 1 (Entrepreneur).
  • Tier 1 (Post-study work).
  • any Tier 2 category.
  • any Tier 4 category.
  • Highly Skilled Migrant Programme.
  • businessperson.
  • innovator.
  • student (under the rules in place before 31 March 2009).
  • student re-sitting an examination.
  • student nurse.
  • students writing up a thesis.
  • work permit holder.
  • writer, composer or artist.
  • investor.

You must leave the UK and make your application from abroad if you’re in another category.

How long you can stay. Tier-1 UK Immigration Investor Visa.

You can stay a maximum of 3 years after switching to a Tier 1 (Investor) visa. You can also extend your visa if you’re eligible.

How to switch. Tier-1 UK Immigration Investor Visa.

Read the full guidance on the Tier 1 (Investor) visa before you apply.

Download the form and apply by post – the address is on the form.

You’ll also have to pay the healthcare surcharge as part of your application. Check how much you’ll have to pay before you apply.

You can also use the super premium service.

Biometric information. Tier-1 UK Immigration Investor Visa.

You must also provide your biometric information (fingerprints and a photo). This costs £19.20.

You can give your biometric information at certain Post Office branches.

You’ll get a biometric residence permit if your application to switch your visa is successful.

How long it takes. Tier-1 UK Immigration Investor Visa.

You should get your visa.:

You’ll be contacted if your application is complex and will take longer, for example because.:

  • your supporting documents need to be verified.
  • you need to attend an interview.
  • of your personal circumstances, eg if you have a criminal conviction.

Once you’ve applied you can stay in the UK until you’ve been given a decision, as long as you applied before your last visa expired.

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7. Family members – Tier-1 UK Immigration Investor Visa.

Your family members (‘dependants’) can come with you when you come to the UK on this visa. They must have a visa if they’re from outside theEuropean Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland.

A ‘dependant’ is any of the following.:

  • your husband, wife or partner.
  • your child under 18.

Read the guidance on dependant applications before you apply.

From 1 September, adult family members must provide a criminal record certificate from any country they have lived in for 12 months or more in the last 10 years.

They’ll also have to pay the healthcare surcharge as part of their application. Check how much they’ll have to pay before they apply.

They must complete their visa application by 5 July if they’ve already paid the immigration health surcharge or they might have to pay it twice. They’ll get a refund for their first payment.

You can use the premium service if you’re a dependant applying in the UK on your own or you’re applying for your UK-born child to stay.

Dependants applying from outside the UK. Tier-1 UK Immigration Investor Visa.

Your family members must apply online.

They’ll need to have their fingerprints and photograph taken at a visa application centre (to get a biometric residence permit) as part of their application.

They’ll have to collect their biometric residence permit within 10 days of when they said they’d arrive in the UK (even if they actually arrive at a later date).

They may be able to get their visa faster or other services depending on what country they’re in – check with the visa application centre.

North Korea

Your family members can’t apply online if they’re from North Korea.

To apply from North Korea they must:

Dependants applying in the UK on their own

Your dependants can apply to extend or switch their visas to stay with you if they’re already in the UK. Dependants can:

You must use the paper form if you’re applying as a family group at the same time or using the premium service.

Family members can’t apply in the UK as your dependant if they hold avisitor visa.

Biometric information

Each person applying must also provide their biometric information (fingerprints and a photo).

They can give your biometric information at:

They’ll get a biometric residence permit if their application is successful.

Children born while you’re in the UK

If you have children while you’re in the UK, you can apply for permission for them to stay.

You must do this if you want to travel in and out of the UK with them.

When you apply, send a full UK birth certificate for each child showing the names of both parents.

You can:

You must use the paper form if you’re applying as a family group at the same time or using the premium service.

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