In addition to our work with corporations, our specialist business immigration lawyers have extensive experience in obtaining visas for high net worth individuals. The UK is one of the leading business locations in the world and home to London, the world’s leading financial centre which makes it an attractive location for investors and entrepreneurs to set up home.
If you would like to invest in the UK or start a business here, allow our expert lawyers to simplify the complex UK visa process for you.
The Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa route is available for those who have access to £200,000 and wish to inject this money into an existing business in the UK or start a new one. Having the funds is not enough – you must satisfy the “Genuine Entrepreneur Test” and should have experience of prior business dealings. You must also demonstrate you meet the English language and maintenance requirements.
The Tier 1 Investor route is more suited to those who wish to invest £2,000,000 by way of UK government bonds, share capital or loan capital in active and trading UK registered companies. The rules are slightly more relaxed for investors in the sense that they do not have to meet the English language or maintenance requirements. There is also an option to accelerate settlement depending on how much you initially invest.
Whichever route you choose, our business immigration lawyers are on hand to assess your eligibility, guide you on what documents you must submit with your application and assist you in preparing the application forms correctly to avoid a visa refusal.
If needed, we can also put you in touch with financial advisers and accountancy firms (if you require a business plan), assist you in switching/extending visas and applying for settlement when you are eligible. The investor and entrepreneur visa route allow you to bring your family member (dependents) with you and as part of the service we provide high net worth individuals, we are happy to assist in the preparation of dependent visa applications.
For more information or a brief consultation about your Tier 1 application please contact the business immigration team.
Our expert solicitors who are based in London and Reading, are fully authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and are available to consult with you in person at our offices, or via Skype or telephone. To get in touch with our business immigration team, please use the Contact Form opposite or if you prefer, call or email us.