Tier 1 (Investors)
The Tier 1 (Investor) is designed to allow high net worth individuals to make a substantial financial investment in the UK. It gives an opportunity to apply for permanent settlement after 5 years/ 3 years/ 2 years(depend on the amount invest) of continuous stay in the UK.
The Tier 1 (Investor) visa will be granted for a period of 3 years at an initial stage. After the initial 3 years, migrants on the scheme are able to apply for 2 further years.
Under the Tier 1 (Investor) category, the applicant must score:
- 75 poins for attributes
Attributes – Initial Application
Points are awarded in this area if
- you have money of your own, under your control, held in a regulated financial institution and is disposable in the UK amounting to no less than £2 million/ £5 million/ £10 million.
Attributes – Extension Application
- You have money of your own, under your control, held in a regulated financial institution and is disposable in the UK amounting to no less than £2 million/ £5 million/ £10 million. (30 points)
- If your initial application submitted before 06/11/2014: You have invested no less than 75% of your capital in the UK by way of UK Government bonds, share capital or loan capital in active and trading in UK registered companies other than those principally engaged in property investment. From 06/11/2014, you have to invested 100% of your capital in the UK.(30 points)
- The investment referred to above was made within 3 months of the specified date. (15 points)
*Please note that you will not need to meet separate requirement for maintenance purposes.