The Investor (Tier 1) Visa is a route for high-net-worth individuals who are able to make a substantial financial investment in the UK.
The applicant must be at least 18 years old and be able to access £2 million that is in a regulated financial institution and disposable in the UK and have opened a bank account in the UK for the purposes of investing not less than £2 million.
If the money for the Investor (Tier 1) Visa is not in a bank account in the UK, the applicant will need to provide a letter from the bank or financial institution confirming that the money is available and can be transferred to the UK.
The applicant can rely on money that they own jointly with their spouse, civil partner or unmarried partner subject to the requirements set out in Appendix A of the Immigration Rules. The money must have been held for a consecutive period of two years ending no earlier than one month before the date of the application.
The applicant will be required to produce a number of financial documents specified in Appendix A to the Immigration Rules as evidence that the money is in place.
Successful applicants will be granted an Investor Visa Tier 1) for either 3 years and 4 months (if they are applying from overseas) or 3 years (if they are applying from within the UK). Prior to the leave expiring, an extension application can be made for a further two years’ leave.
Investor Visas (Tier 1) – Full Representation
Full representation is a comprehensive service, that allows our firm to become your legal representatives and to represent you in all matters concerning your Investor Visas (Tier 1). This includes preparing the appropriate forms and liaising with UKVI on your behalf.
If you decided that full representation was the appropriate service for you, we would take detailed instructions from you, issue a client care letter and other appropriate paperwork to you, plan works according to what we consider to be your best interests, advise you of any documents or information that we may need to prepare the case efficiently and lodge your spouse or partner visa application for you. We would ensure that you are updated on any key developments on your matter and remain as your legal representatives until a decision is reached on your Investor Visas (Tier 1) for the UK.
We would endeavour to be on hand throughout the application process to guide you and answer any questions you might have about the process. Once the Investor Visas (Tier 1) has been concluded, we would send you a closing letter outlining any items that we think you may wish to know moving forwards.
Full representation may not be suitable for all clients, but our experience is that for those who have utilised this service with us, they have found it to be very helpful indeed. We would encourage readers to consider the wide range of positive reviews which are available on the internet, relating to our services.
UKVI Fee: The fee that is payable for an Investor Visas (Tier 1) is £ £1,623. The fee is the same if you are extending or switching visas, or if you are applying as a family member. If your partner and/or children are also applying they will each need to pay the same fee. If you are from an ‘eligible country’ the fee for you, the applicant, will be reduced by £55. The Immigration Health Surcharge will be payable on top of this at a rate of £624 per year (plus conversion fees and those for using biometric submission centres and any additional services that an applicant opts for). The applicant and also any family members each need to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge.
Curzon Green (London based client) Fee: £1800-£2500 plus VAT; or
Curzon Green (Buckinghamshire based client) Fee: £1200-£1800 plus VAT.
(Please note that VAT may not be payable where the applicant is not resident in the UK.)
Please do not hesitate to contact our team for advice on a precise fee for representation in your matter or with any queries that you may have.
Investor Visas (Tier 1) – Consultancy Services:
Our charges for these consultancy services are outlined below.
Curzon Green (London based client) Fee: £250-£350 plus VAT per session which lasts up to an hour (depending on the experience of the person you book your consultation with); or
Curzon Green (Buckinghamshire based client) Fee: £200-£250 plus VAT per session which lasts up to an hour (depending on the experience of the person you book your consultation with).
If you are unsure as to which service might be appropriate for your matter, or have any other queries about our immigration services, we warmly invite you to contact our team of experienced practitioners. You can do this by clicking on the links below or by telephoning or emailing our offices. You can explain to the receptionists that you are seeking to speak with the immigration team.
Telephone our offices:
London: 020 3443 9576
High Wycombe: 01494 451355
Marlow: 01628 958445
Email our immigration practitioners: firstname.lastname@example.org