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Tier 1 Investor Visa

United Kingdom is now open for any investor around the world to invest and set up their business in the UK. If you have access to at least £2 million and plan to invest it into the UK, you can apply for a Tier 1 (Investor) visa. This will allow you to enter and remain in the UK for 3 years. This investment can be made in share capital or loan capital in an active trading UK company.

However, you must fulfil the criteria below in order to gain the Tier 1 (Investor) visa.

There are no requirements for you to have a certain level of English or prove you will be able to maintain yourself or your dependants financially.  Once the visa has been granted, you may be able to extend it for a further 2 years, which would take you up to the time requirement for Indefinite Leave to Remain. You will, however, also have to meet residency rules. You will also have to show you have continued to meet the investment requirements. However, there are accelerated settlements available which will depend on the amount invested, with £10 million allowing Indefinite Leave to Remain after only 2 years and £5 million for 3 years. You can apply for this visa 3 months before you travel. It usually takes 3 weeks to process if it is an entry clearance; 8-12 weeks if it is submitted from the UK. It is possible to request a Priority Service, which should take 10-15 days.

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