If you would like to invest £2 million or more into the UK, you can apply for this visa.
The earliest that you can apply for this visa is 3 months before your intended date of travel, and you should receive a decision within 3 weeks of applying.
You can apply for entry clearance from outside the UK or apply within the UK if you are switching from a Tier 1, Tier 2 or Tier 4 category.
You will need to be able to demonstrate that you have at least £2 million held in a regulated financial institution, and that you are free to invest it. You must show evidence that the funds belong to either you or your partner, and that you have opened an account at a UK regulated bank to use the funds. The funds do not necessarily have to be held in the UK when you apply. If you have held the funds for less than 2 years, you will additionally need to explain the source of the funds, for example, it was inherited from a relative or a gift. If your application is successful, you will be granted leave for a period of 3 years, after which you can apply to extend your leave. If you have invested £2 million into the UK, you can settle after spending 5 years on this route, whereas if you invest £5 million you can settle after 3 years, and investing £10 million will allow you to settle after 2 years.
Why KTS Legal?
At KTS Legal, we will assist you with drafting and submitting a comprehensive application that satisfies all of the immigration rules for a visitor visa.