Business Investors can use an Investment Vehicle to Study and Work in the UK under the Tier 1 Investor Visa Application Route

Typically, the Tier 1 Investor Visa Application route under the Points Based System allows High Net Worth individuals to come to the UK in order to invest in UK business. However, by making certain smart investments, it may be possible for these individuals to study or work in the UK by using an Investment Vehicle under the Tier 1 Investor Visa Application route. LEXVISA Solicitors and Barristers are highly experienced in making a successful Tier 1 Investor Visa Application, and our affiliations within the financial services sector will no doubt assist Tier 1 Investor Visa Applicants with securing smart and safe investment opportunities, as well as advising on how to use certain investments as an Investment Vehicle as a way of facilitating education or employment whilst in the UK.

What is an Investment Vehicle under the Tier 1 Investor Visa Application Route?

An Investment Vehicle is a bespoke investment product tailored to the needs of the Applicant to allow the Applicant to use some or all of the funds for the purposes of studying in the UK, working in the UK or purchasing property in the UK. In order to ensure that the Applicant uses the appropriate Investment Vehicle for their Tier 1 Investor Visa Application, they will need specific and detailed financial advice from our affiliated Wealth Management Company at London Stone Securities, being an FCA regulated company at Lloyd’s Avenue House, 6 Lloyd’s Avenue, London, EC3N 3AX; who have the specialist knowledge to devise the appropriate Investment Vehicle for the Tier 1 Investor Visa Applicant.

Key Requirements for a Tier 1 Investor Visa Application

The Tier 1 Investor Visa Application route allows Applicants to invest the sum of no less than £2 million in various investment and financial instruments such as bonds, gilts, shares and active trading or listed companies. It is important to note that the Applicant cannot invest in companies mainly engaged in property investment, property management or property development. The advantage of the Tier 1 Investor Visa Application is that there is no English Language requirement to apply.

Accelerated Settlement under the 2 years Investment Route or 3 years Investment Route

Tier 1 Investor Visa Applicants are also eligible for Accelerated Settlement under the 2 years Investment Route or 3 years Investment Route. To be eligible to settle under the 2 years Investment Route, the Applicant would have to show that they have invested the sum of no less than £10 million over the 2 year period. Alternatively, to be eligible to settle under the 3 years Investment Route, the Applicant would have to show that they have invested the sum of no less than £5 million over the 3 year period. The standard route to settlement under the Tier 1 Investor Visa is under the 5 years Investment Route, where the Applicant would have to show that they have invested the sum of no less than £2 million over the 5 year period.

Using an Investment Vehicle to Settle in the UK under the Tier 1 Investor Visa Application Route

Applicants can use an Investment Vehicle to settle in the UK under the Tier 1 Investor Visa. To determine the appropriate Investment Vehicle, the Applicant would need to decide the amount the investment available and whether they intend to settle under the Accelerated Settlement route in 2 or 3 years; or under the standard settlement route in 5 years. The Investment Vehicle options are:

  • £10 million investment to settle after 2 years;
  • £5 million investment to settle after 3 years; or
  • £2 million investment to settle after 5 years.

The Investment Vehicle will mature on the Applicant obtaining a settlement visa in the UK with the Applicant having the opportunity of being paid the full initial investment on maturity. For further information and guidance on how to use an appropriate Investment Vehicle to enable you to study or work in the UK and settle in the UK whilst on the Tier 1 Investor Visa, our specialist solicitors and barristers will guide you the process and work in conjunction with our affiliated Wealth Management Company at London Stone Securities at Lloyd’s Avenue House, 6 Lloyd’s Avenue, London, EC3N 3AX to obtain the best investment solutions for your Tier 1 Investor Visa Application.

Using Legal Representation to Submit a Tier 1 Investor Visa Application

Legal representatives, such as our specialist immigration and visa law firm, are qualified to advise you on the law and your immigration matter. You can instruct one of our immigration and visa legal representatives to successfully assist you with a Tier 1 Investor Visa Application. Our solicitors and Barristers will help you comply with the Home Office’s requirements and meet the UK Immigration Rules.

Caseworkers at the Home Office are trained to reject applications which are improperly prepared, for example by failing to provide the correct supporting evidence. In order to ensure your Tier 1Investor Visa Application succeeds, our solicitors and barristers will ensure all specified documents must be provided.

The UK Immigration Rules are complex and a legal representative can help ensure that your application meets the Immigration Rules.

Using our Affiliated Wealth Management Company to submit a Tier 1 Investor Visa Application

Our Affiliated Wealth Management Company at London Stone Securities are qualified to advise you on the broad range of financial investment products and achieve the best investment solutions for you for your Tier 1 Investor Visa Application. You can instruct one of our affiliated financial advisors to successfully assist you with the appropriate Investment Vehicle for your Tier 1 Investor Visa Application.

Successfully Submit a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa or Tier 1 Investor Visa Application

Our team of solicitors and barristers are specialist immigration lawyers who act in your best interest. We offer a client-tailored approach from the outset. From the very first meeting, we will be able to advise you in respect of your prospects of submitting a Tier 1 Investor Visa Application before your application even reaches the Home Office UK Visa & Immigration department. We can assist you with the preparation and submission of a Tier 1 Investor Visa application and ensure that you meet all the requirements of the relevant rules.

Our offices are based in the legal epicentre of London, just across the road from the Royal Courts of Justice in order to ensure we get the best results for our clients.  We are minutes away from the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal, the Royal Courts of Justice and other central London courts.

Preparation is the key to successful immigration applications. Our UK immigration and visa solicitors are here to guide you through the complex immigration rules and requirements. If you wish to meet one of our lawyers, please call our Immigration Team so we can assess your case and arrange your legal consultation to discuss a Tier 1 Investor Visa Application.

Contact our London immigration solicitors on 02071830570 or complete our contact form.

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