Tier 1 – Investor Visa UK

The Tier 1 – investor visa is suitable for high net worth individuals making a substantial financial investment to the UK.

The applicant has an English language qualification at a minimum level of B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, and has passed the “life in the UK test”.

Advice and Support from AWH Solicitors

The application process for an investor visa can be complex and lengthy, and even the smallest error can lead to a rejection. With appeals sometimes taking up to 12 months to be reviewed its important for most to get the right decision first time around.

With a 100 percent success rate in point-based visa applications our solicitors have helped many people successfully apply for visas and settlement in the UK.

To find out how we can help you in your specific situation call us today on  0844 414 0667.

  • General requirements

    The applicant must have or have last been granted entry clearance, leave to enter or remain:

    • As a highly skilled migrant
    • As a Tier 1 (General) migrant
    • As a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) migrant
    • As a Tier 1 (Investor) migrant
    • As a Tier 1 (Post-Study Work) migrant
    • As a Tier 2 migrant
    • As a Tier 4 (General) student
    • As a Tier 4 (Child) student

    Additionally, the applicant must:

    • Want to invest £2,000,000 or more in the UK
    • Be able to prove that the money belongs to either themselves, their spouse or partner
    • Be from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland
    • Meet all the other eligibility requirements

    If you are already in the UK and you are:

    • 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 an 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 or an international scholarship agency.

  • Documents to provide

    When you apply you will need to provide:

    • A current passport or other valid travel identification
    • Your tuberculosis test results if you’re from a country where you have to take the test
    • A criminal record certificate from any country you have lived in for 12 months or more in the last ten years
    • How much money you have and where it is being held
    • Where the money came from if you haven’t had the money for at least three months, for example if 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
    • 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 for at least two 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
  • Breach of immigration laws

    The applicant must not be in the UK in breach of immigration laws.

    The Secretary of State must not have reasonable grounds to believe that the finance has been acquired by means of conduct which is unlawful in the UK, or would constitute unlawful conduct if it occurred in the UK or that approval of the application would not be conducive to the public good.

  • Visa restrictions

    During your time in the UK on a Tier 1 investor visa you must abide by the following restrictions:

    • You cannot access public funds
    • You may need to register with the police if this is required by paragraph 326 of these Rules
    • You are not allowed to work as a doctor or dentist in training unless the further requirements are met
    • Your investment visa may be revoked if you have not invested within three months from date of entry
    • Your application will not be considered unless you pay for (“IHS”) the healthcare surcharge with your application

Applying for your Tier 1 Investor Visa

You can apply for your investor visa from both inside and outside the UK if you meet the eligibility requirements and you have at least £2,000,000 in investment funds available before you apply.

However, the application for a tier 1 investor visa can be a complex and time consuming process.

Expert Immigration Solicitors

To ensure yourself the best chances of your visa application being successful contact our expert immigration solicitors today.

They can guide you throughout the application process and take away the hassle and stress of applying for the Tier 1 investor visa.

With our solicitors holding a 100 success rate on point-based visa applications you can be rest assured you are in the best hands.

Settling in the UK after your Investor Visa

You may be able to apply for settlement in the UK when your investor visa is going to expire. You can generally apply for indefinite leave to remain after five years of living in the UK, however, for holders of the Tier 1 investor visa there are exceptions.

If you invested £10,000,000 or more you may be able to apply for settlement after just two years of living in the UK, or after three years if you invested between £5,000,000 and £10,000,000.

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Our Fees

Due to the large amount of services and the complexity of each case we cannot provide any standardised fees without knowing a little bit more about your situation.

However, if you get in touch with us we can discuss in detail what charges you can suspect and what fees we will charge.

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We aspire to be completely transparent on pricing from the beginning, so none of our clients will ever be surprised at the end of the process.

Furthermore, we believe advice and support from our team of solicitors should be affordable to those in need.

This is why we provide competitive prices across our range of services.

Immigration solicitor fees
30 minute initial consultation £60 + VAT
Additional 30 minutes where consultation runs over £60 + VAT
Initial consultation + advice letter £300 + VAT
Visa checking service(no drafting) £250 + VAT
Extension applications settlement From £1,000 + VAT

Entry clearance fees - out of country
Visit Visa £600 + VAT
Spouse Visa Sponsor Employed £700 + VAT
Spouse Visa Sponsor Self Employed £800 + VAT
Dependants (Parent/Relatives) From £800 + VAT

What is included:

  • Advice on procedures and law
  • Completion of the paper and on line application form
  • Advice on all documents required to submit with application
  • Consider the contents of all documents supplied to submit to the British Embassy and follow up
  • Advice on strengths and weaknesses of the case
  • Preparation of the covering letter
  • Attendances and follow up

In country applications (extensions)
Extension applications for:

  • Spouse visa
  • Tier 4 student
  • Application for discretionary leave/humanitarian protection
  • Applications for long residence
  • EEA Applications
  • Domestic violence applications
Services include:

  • Attendance and advice on procedure and legal procedure
  • Advice and completion of forms
  • Advice on documents required
  • Preparation of covering letter
  • Submission to Home Office
From £800 + VAT
Points based system - applications and extensions applications
  • Extension applications
  • Tier 1
  • Tier 2
  • Tier 4
All cases are individually assessed and if additional dependants are placed on application they will be charged seperately.

From £900 + VAT

Other Immigration applications
Application for transfer of visa into biometrics card £400 + VAT
Travel document application £400 + VAT
Entry clearance forms (completion only) £70 + VAT
Home Office Forms (completion only) £200 + VAT
Asylum From £2,000 + VAT
Asylum - fresh claim £1,200 -£1,500 + VAT

British Citizenship
Application for British citizenship/children registration £500 + VAT

Corporate fees
Employers licence for businesses (online) From £1,000 + VAT
Tier 1 entry clearance (Entrepreneur) From £2,000 + VAT
Tier 1 extension application(Entrepreneur) From £2,000 + VAT
Business audit services Price available upon request

Lodge appeal only £400 + VAT
Lodge appeal and representation £1,200 - £1,500 + VAT
Asylum appeal £1,500 - £2,000 + VAT
Bail application and representation at hearing From £1,000 + VAT
Application for permission to appeal to upper tribunal From £900 + VAT
Review of decision and counsels opinion £350 + VAT

Please be aware that cost may differ depending on your personal circumstances.

The consultation fee is discounted at the end of the case if we are instructed.

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