LEXVISA Solicitors and Barristers regularly assist High Net Worth Applicants who wish to enter the UK for investment purposes or to establish a business presence UK business may apply under the Points Based System, by way of either a Tier 1 Investor Visa or Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa. There are complex eligibility requirements for each category which must be met in order for an application to be successful. Our team of specialist business immigration solicitors and barristers provide a complete service to our high net worth clients by not only guiding them through the application process but also by using our affiliations to secure Applicants investment opportunities or assist with the obtaining business plans.
High Net Worth Applicants following the Tier 1 Investor Visa Route
The Tier 1 Investor Visa route is available to high net worth individuals who intend on making substantial financial investments in the UK. Applicants are not required to provide evidence of maintenance as well as meet any English language requirements, which is an attractive option for many individuals.
In order to submit a successful application under the Tier 1 Investor Visa route, there are certain requirements which need to be met. For instance, Applicants must prove that they have and are in control of their own money which is held in a regulated financial institution which is disposable in the UK. The minimum amount that the Applicant must have is £2m and Applicants must demonstrate that they have opened a bank account in the UK for the purpose of investing at least £2m.
High Net Worth Applicants following the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Route
The Tier 1 Entrepreneur visas are highly popular as it allows business people to come to the UK to either set up a new business or to take over an existing business. The Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa initially allows Applicants to be in the UK for a maximum period of 3 years and 4 months, after which Applicants may then apply for an extension for a further 2 years. Once an Applicant has been in the UK for a continuous 5 year period, they can then apply for ILR.
Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements in order to submit a successful Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa application. Usually, Applicants are high net worth individuals and must provide evidence that they have access to a minimum of £200,000 in investment funds. Applicants may rely on previous investments of £200,000, but this amount must have been invested in 12 months prior to the application being made. Applications for Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas may only be made from outside the UK.
Expert Immigration Advice and Support for High Net Worth Applicants
Our team of specialist immigration solicitors act in the client’s best interest and offer a client-tailored approach from the outset. From the very first meeting, we will be able to advise you in respect of your immigration status and the merit of your visa and immigration application before your matter even reaches the Home Office UK Visa & Immigration department.
We not only assist our clients with the preparation of their immigration and visa applications to ensure that all of the requirements are met, but LEXVISA Solicitors and Barristers can also provide clients with a full service in regards to helping Tier 1 Entrepreneur and Tier 1 Investor visa Applicants in finding business and investment opportunities. Through our affiliations with investment companies and business developers, we ensure that Applicants are fully supported throughout the entire application process.
High Net Worth Applicants and the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS)
The Home Office introduced The Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) on 6 April 2015 and applies to temporary, non-EEA migrants who are coming to the UK for more than 6 months, which may include High Net Worth Applicants applying for either a Tier 1 Investor visa or Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa. Payment for IHS is collected by the Home Office and goes directly to the National Health Service.
If instructed, our team of expert immigration lawyers can consider whether you will need to pay the IHS. Please contact our team today and arrange a meeting with a qualified immigration solicitor who can advise you of your options.
Using Legal Representation to Apply for Tier 1 Investor Visas and Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas
Legal representatives, such as our specialist immigration and visa law firm, are qualified to advise you on immigration law and your immigration status. It is possible to instruct an immigration and visa legal representative to submit Tier 1 Investor and Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa applications by High Net Worth Applicants.
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 application succeeds, all necessary documents must be provided.
This can be a significant administrative task and you will need to submit the correct documentary evidence. Preparation is the key to successful immigration applications and 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.
LEXVISA Solicitors and Barristers 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.
Contact our London immigration solicitors on 02071830570 or complete our contact form.