Immigration to the UK: Tier 1 (Investor) Visa

The treatment of visa applications in the UK has been revised and the UK has now moved to a points based system under which citizens of countries outside the European Union will have to qualify if they wish to move to the UK. The system is divided into various different Tiers and this note looks at the features of the “Investor Visa Category” which is within Tier 1.

Under this system you can apply for UK residency subject to making a significant financial investment in the UK. Under the process you will first need to make an application for initial entry otherwise known as “Entry Clearance”. Subject to gaining Entry Clearance, you may then look to apply for Leave to Remain, Indefinite Leave to Remain (also known as settlement) and/or possibly British Citizenship.

We will highlight the features of these processes in the course of this Briefing Note entitled Immigration to the UK: Tier 1 (Investor) Visa.

For more information about these issues and how they could affect you, please contact Krithika Sahi or a member of the Rooks Rider Solicitors’ Wealth Planning team.

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