Investor & Entrepreneur Visas
In addition to our work with corporations, we have extensive experience in obtaining visas for high net worth individuals.
If you would like to invest in the UK or start a business here, allow us to make your UK immigration experience as smooth as possible.
The Tier 1 (Investor) and (Entrepreneur) categories are attractive visa options, but the documentation requirements are very detailed and strict. Each category also involves timing issues.
We will eliminate the stress of navigating the immigration requirements, so that you can concentrate on your business and investments.
Our team is international and includes English, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, French, Spanish and Armenian speaking members. We will be able to explain complex legal issues in your native language.
Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa holders25 April 2019
Due to changes in the Immigration Rules effective from 29 March 2019, existing Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) migrants may only extend their leave in this category if they apply on or before 5 April 2023. They may only apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain on or before 5 April 2025. This means that if you wish to stay in the UK, you must ensure that you meet the requirements for extension and Indefinite Leave to Remain by these dates.
New Start-up and innovator categories and changes for investors from 29 March 201912 March 2019
On 7 March 2019 the Home Office published a Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (HC 1919), which contains substantial changes to business and investment-related immigration categories from 29 March 2019. These include the replacement of Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) with a new Start-up category, and the replacement of Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) with a new Innovator category. There are transitional arrangements to allow those in the existing entrepreneur category to extend their stay and settle in the UK. There is also a significant tightening of the requirements under the Tier 1 (Investor) category.
Tier 1 Investor category suspended with immediate effect06 December 2018
The Home Office has suspended the Tier 1 (Investor) immigration category for new applications from midnight on Thursday 6th December 2018 as part of a crackdown on organised crime and money laundering in the UK. The move follows a 46% rise in applications under the route from July this year, to over 400 applications.