Why choose to invest in London? The question to ask is “why not?”
Ranked the second most economically powerful city in the world, London offers high net worth individual’s unbeatable investment opportunities, housing, and private education, alongside world-renowned cultural and leisure activities. Add to that a stable political climate and a high-level of national security; it has never been a better time to invest in both UK gilts and unlisted securities (a sector which offers huge potential for investors willing to expand into new, unexploited markets).
Our immigration team at Sultan Lloyd Solicitors can assist you or your client with obtaining an Investor Visa to enter the UK. We also have a wealth of contacts in the financial sector that can assist you with creating your UK investment portfolio.
Obtaining a Tier One (Investor) Visa
To be eligible for a Tier One (Investor) Visa an applicant must meet the following requirements:
have at least £2 million in funds to invest in the UK;
be over 18 years;
be able to prove that the money belongs to either you or your husband, wife, unmarried or same-sex partner; and
have opened a UK bank account
The funds must be held in a regulated financial institution and be disposable in the UK. Evidence of the funds must also be shown three months prior to the Investor Visa being granted.
Under a Tier One (Investor) Visa, an applicant is free to invest in UK gilts, UK bonds, unlisted securities and UK equities. Investment in property and property development are prohibited. Investments must be made within 90 days of arriving in the UK, and a statement of transactions will need to be provided to the Home Office.
Remaining in the UK
A Tier One (Investor) Visa provides successful applicants with generous benefits. For example, there are no language requirements to be met, individuals are free to purchase property, access the healthcare system and enrol children in school.
If a minimum of £2 million is invested, an investor may reside in the UK for a maximum of three years and four months. An extension of up to two years may be granted after this period, and then Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) can be applied for. The more money invested, the sooner ILR can be obtained. If £5 million is invested, ILR can be granted after three years, an investment of £10 million will gain an applicant the right to apply for ILR after merely two years.
Contact our UK Tier One Investor Visa Lawyers Birmingham
Our expert team of immigration and commercial solicitors will provide you with a bespoke client service by:
spending time listening to you, and providing you with an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of your immigration application
reviewing and working with you and your financial advisor on how best to invest your funds
preparing relevant forms and ensuring you have the correct supporting documents ready for submission to the UK Border Agency
keeping you informed of how your application is progressing
advising you on the steps to take if your visa application is refused.
Let us arrange your Tier One (Investor Visa) quickly and efficiently for you. Please call our Birmingham office on 01212482850 to make an appointment or fill in our contact form and we will be in touch at your convenience.