Tier 1 Investor Visa

Maximise your chances of a successful Investor Visa application with our Application Package

If you are a non-EEA high net-worth individual and you are interested in coming to the UK to invest in a business or industry, you can do so using a Tier 1 Investor Visa.
Provided you have at least £2 million of savings or disposable income to spend, this visa will allow you to enter and reside in the UK, with the assumption that you invest your wealth into the UK’s economy. You do not need a job offer or a sponsor to apply in the Investor Visa category. Your Tier 1 Visa application will be based on your ability to invest a minimum of £2 million in the UK. Unlike most other applicants under the points-based system, you will not need to meet the English Language requirement, nor show that you have sufficient maintenance funds to support yourself.
Our specialist immigration lawyers offer premium consultation services for those looking to invest in the UK on a Tier 1 Investor Visa. We will work around your busy schedule; our consultations can be conducted via Skype, telephone or in person. We will advise you on your investment options and ensure that you are eligible for this type of visa. Your lawyer will also prepare a Letter of Representation. This letter provides the Home Office with the details and merits of your case, as well as referencing any relevant UK immigration laws to support your case. They will also complete your application form to the highest standard and submit it to the Home Office. Contact us for an in-depth discussion about your Tier 1 Investor Visa application.


Am I eligible for a Tier 1 Investor Visa?

You do not need a job offer or a sponsor to apply in the Investor Visa category. Your Tier 1 Visa application will be based on your ability to invest a minimum of £2 million in the UK.

Unlike most other applicants under the points-based system, you will not need to meet the English Language requirement.

You will also not need to show that you have sufficient maintenance funds to support yourself.

What can I invest in with a Tier 1 Investor Visa?

The UK remains one of the worlds top destinations for financial services and attracts a lot of foreign investment in this sector. Investment in many different markets is made through London’s many banks and asset management firms, which continue to thrive.

As long as you invest in an active, UK business, you will be fulfilling your responsibilities as a Tier 1 Investor Visa holder.

The property sector remains a key draw for foreign nationals looking to make an investment in the UK. However, it is important to remember that your Tier 1 Visa application may be refused if you choose to invest only in property-based companies. This includes those involved in property development, property investment and property management.

For more information on the kind of companies you can invest in with a Tier 1 Investor Visa, get in touch with one of our immigration consultants.

How do I appeal a refused Investor Visa application?

If you are refused an application, you have a right to a review within 28 days, and you can appeal the decision within 10 working days. There is no guarantee that your appeal will be successful.Our immigration lawyers can help assess whether you are eligible for an appeal based on the grounds of your Investor Visa refusal. We can also guide you through the entire appeal process.

When can I apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain?

Once you have invested a minimum of £2 million you can then apply for settled status, otherwise known as Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) after five years.If you have invested a minimum of £5 million you will be eligible to apply for settled status after three years. By investing a minimum of £10 million, you can apply for your ILR after just two years.

How can IAS help?

Our immigration specialists can arrange a consultation using whatever medium suits you. We can discuss your investment options face-to-face, over the telephone or via Skype. We are highly professional and will ensure we work around your busy schedule and time-frame. We can advise you on your options and assist you through your entire UK Investor Visa application process.

Our services include:

  • checking you have the satisfactory documents to make your application;
  • preparing a detailed Letter of Representation about your case and its merits to be submitted with your application;
  • interacting with the Home Office for the duration of your application; and
  • completing each of the application documents to the highest standard.

Contact us for a consultation with an expert immigration lawyer.

Our Investor Visa Packages

Advice Package

Comprehensive immigration advice tailored to your circumstances and goals


Application Package

Designed to make your visa application as successful, smooth and stress-free as possible


Fast Track Package

Premium application service that ensures your visa application is submitted to meet your deadline


Appeal Package

Ensure you have the greatest chance of a successful appeal. We will represent you in any hearings/tribunals


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Case studies

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