Our key specialism is obtaining entry clearance for our investor and entrepreneur clients under Tier 1 of the points-based system.
What is an investor visa?
Anyone holding £2 million of liquid assets ready to invest in the UK is able to obtain entry clearance for themselves and their close family members with a Tier 1 investor visa. The investor visa route to UK entry has been in operation for five years and is increasingly popular with migrants (with almost 1400 granted in 2012 alone). We were involved in a significant number of these initial applications and have also been involved in making the first applications for extensions of the Tier 1 investor visa.
Indefinite leave to remain
For those who wish to settle in the UK on a long-term basis, a fast-track procedure to obtaining indefinite leave to remain (or “settlement”) (ILR) is available in conjunction with the Tier 1 investor visa. This is dependant upon the level of investment in the UK but it can significantly reduce the number of years’ residence required prior to obtaining ILR.
How can we help?
We have an abundance of experience advising clients on all of the legal and practical aspects of the investor visa process and we also offer a full range of related private client services for those seeking entry to the UK, including real estate and pre-arrival planning.