UK Citizenship by Investment

The Tier 1 (Investor) visa is the primary route to obtain UK citizenship by investment, offering a fast-tracked path for investors to British citizenship.   What is the Tier 1 Investor visa? This specialist investment visa allows holders and their dependants to reside in the UK and ultimately become eligible for UK citizenship where they […]

Tier 1 – UK Visa for Investors and Entrepreneurs

Check if you are eligible to come to the UK under a Tier 1 visa  Tier 1 is one of the immigration routes under the UK’s points-based visa system available to individuals from outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Tier 1 is aimed at ‘high value migrants’ such as investors and entrepreneurs who have funds […]

UK Tier 1 Investor Visa to be Suspended

The Tier 1 Investor Visa has been temporarily suspended with effect from Friday 7th December. The Home Office has announced it will be halting investor visa applications while an audit is carried out into current eligibility requirements. The Tier 1 investor visa permits non-EEA nationals to come to the UK where they have invested a […]

Tier 1 Visa UK – Are You Eligible?

The Tier 1 visa route into the UK offers individuals of non-EEA nations to come to Britain for a number of different purposes considered of high value to the UK economy, for example, to set up business, make investments to take up employment as an exceptional talent. Before proceeding with any Home office application, you […]

Tier 1 Investor Visa Guidance

The entry and evidential requirements when applying for a Tier 1 Investor visa can be complex to navigate. The following Tier 1 Investor visa guidance provides a general overview of applying for the investor visa under the relevant provisions of the Immigration Rules. In this way, you can understand how the application process works and […]

UK Investor Visa – Are You Eligible?

The Tier 1 UK investor visa is intended for non-EEA nationals wishing to make a substantial investment in the UK. The following guide provides an outline of the eligibility criteria when applying for a UK Investor visa, including the stringent financial requirements that all applicants must satisfy. What is the UK Investor visa? The five-tier […]

Greater Scrutiny of UK Tier 1 Investor Visas

Foreign investors are facing greater Home Office scrutiny when applying for or renewing their UK Tier 1 Investor Visa, as Roman Abramovich’s delayed UK visa showed. Following reports of a delay in his UK Tier 1 investor visa renewal application, Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich has now taken up Israeli citizenship. Whether Abramovich was unwilling […]

Switching from Tier 2 to Tier 1

Switching from Tier 2 to Tier 1? What you need to know.  We’re often asked about ‘switching’ visa categories while in the UK. One of the more common requests from individuals is for switching from Tier 2 to Tier 1. The need to switch from a Tier 2 visa can arise for many reasons. Where […]

Investment Immigration UK – What’s the Big Appeal?

Increased levels of investment immigration in UK suggests Brexit Britain still holds global financial appeal. The first three months of 2017 saw a record number of Tier 1 investor visa applications – the highest since 2014, according to ONS figures. Britain also enjoyed its highest levels of foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2016 since 2005, […]

Guide to UK Business Visas for Non-EEA Citizens

What are the UK Business Visas for Non-EEA Citizens? With application errors leading to delays, rejections, lost fees, and missed opportunities, it has never been more important for non-EU citizens to select the most appropriate route of entry for their circumstances, whether that is to work, invest or build a business in the UK. Start […]