Investor Visa

This is for people who have a minimum amount of £2,000,000 available to invest in and trading a U.K. registered company.

What is a TIER-1 Visa?

Tier 1 visa application can be made in the following situations. It is important to note that :

  • Since 6th July 2019, the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Scheme has been displaced by the Start-Up visa scheme and

  • Since 29th March 2019, the Tier 1 entrepreneur visa has been replaced by the U.K. Innovator visa and

  • A tier 1 investor can get entry based on investment funds of £2 million to invest.

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What are the Categories of Tier 1 Visas?

  • Tier 1 Investor visa This is for people who have a minimum amount of £2,000,000 available to invest in and trading a U.K. registered company.

  • Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa is now replaced by the U.K. Innovator visa scheme for people with a minimum of £50,000 to invest in the U.K.

  • Tier 1 Global talent visa, which was earlier known as Exceptional Talent visa scheme. This is for people who are endorsed by a designated body in science, engineering, humanities, medicine, fashion, arts, or digital technology.

  • Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur visa is replaced by the Start-Up visa category.

Eligibility for Investor Visa

You must have a minimum of £2,000,000 investment funds to apply for an Investor visa.

You must:

  • be 18 or more in order to apply for this visa

  • be able to explain that the money belongs to you or your wife, husband, unmarried or same-sex partner

  • have opened an account at a bank regulated in the U.K. to use for your funds

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Students with sponsorship

You should be able to apply for a Tier 1 (Investor) visa if you’re already in the U.K. and you are a student (including Tier 4) visa holder.

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

  • be 18 or more in order to apply for this visa

  • be able to explain that the money belongs to you or your wife, husband, unmarried or same-sex partner

  • have opened an account at a bank regulated in the U.K. to use for your funds

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