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Tier 1 - Investor

The Tier 1 Investor visa allows high net worth individuals to relocate to the UK providing they invest a minimum of £2 million in qualifying investments, as designed by the Home Office.

We have a well-established reputation for successfully assisting high net worth individuals with their Tier 1 Investor visa applications and are recognised as leaders in this field by The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, where we remain ranked as a Top Tier Firm.

The Investor visa route has been subject to frequent reform in recent years. To keep on top of Tier 1 Investor visa news, please visit our blog or subscribe to our newsletter.



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Founder and principle of Gherson Solicitors

Aurora Gherson Aurora Gherson

Trainee solicitor in the Corporate Immigration Team, specialising in all the categories of the Points Based System, as well as Appendix FM cases, visit visas, applications under the EEA Regulations, Appendix EU and applications for naturalisation



Can I qualify for a Tier 1 Investor visa?

You may qualify for this visa route if you have at least £2 million (or equivalent in foreign currency) available to you for investment in the UK in specific investments.

Can I bring my family with me?

The Tier 1 Investor visa allows applicants to bring their dependent spouse and any dependent children who are under the age of 18 at the time of application when they relocate to the UK.

How quickly can I obtain Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK?

The length of time that you must spend in the UK before being able to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain depends on the level of your investment. Please see the table below for further details.


Investment £2 million £5 million £10 million
ILR- Main applicant 5 years 3 years 2 years
Citizenship- Main applicant 6 years 5 years 5 years

How many days do I need to spend in the UK?

If you do not intend to settle in the UK, you are not required to spend any prescribed time in the UK. However, if you do wish to settle, you must spend a minimum of 186 days in the UK per year in any 12-month period of your qualifying period.

Please note, if you wish to naturalise as a British citizen, the requirements are different. Please contact us for further information.


Our Service

We work closely with leading UK tax advisors, wealth managers, UK regulated banking institutes and other professional regulated advisors when assisting Investors and their families with their relocation to the UK.

Our dedicated and highly experienced professionals will assist you fully in respect of the preparation and submission of your application and will advise you on all the requirements to be satisfied for extension applications, applications for settlement and British nationality applications.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further advice and assistance.

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