Clarkslegal LLP - Solicitors in Reading and London

UK Immigration

Investors & Innovators

Clarkslegal - specialist legal advice for non EEA investors and innovators

Our specialist immigration lawyers have extensive experience in obtaining visas for individuals and their families. The UK is one of the leading business locations in the world and with London being 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, our expert lawyers will simplify the complex UK visa process for you.

The Innovator visa route is available to experienced business professionals intending on setting up an innovative business in the UK. Where relevant, the applicants must have access to at least £50,000 in available funds. They 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 share capital or loan capital in active and trading UK registered companies. The rules are slightly more relaxed for investors and you 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 innovator visa routes 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.

T: 020 7539 8000
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