Permanent residence in the UK


UK TIER 1 INVESTOR VISA is a temporary residency permit for the United Kingdom, which allows you to eventually receive permanent residency and citizenship of the UK.

The Tier 1 Investor Visa is intended for individuals who are prepared to invest at least £2,000,000 in the UK economy. The UK’s immigration policy encourages direct investments and offers investors from third countries the most favorable conditions for receiving a residency permit, followed by permanent residency and citizenship.

Advantages of the UK Tier 1 Investor Visa

  • Live in the UK year-round – You and your family members will have the right to live in the UK, do business, work, study for free, and enjoy all the other rights of UK residents.
  • You don’t need to prove English skills – An applicant for a UK investor visa does not have to prove a knowledge of English and does not have to show funds for his/her family to live in the UK.
  • Several ways of investment without running a business When obtaining a visa, you do not need to start a business and prove real efforts in this vein. The investor only has to choose an investment option.

Receive permanent residency and citizenship in the future

You can:

  • Work or study
  • Apply to settle after 2 years if you invest £ 10 million
  • Apply to settle after 3 years if you invest £ 5 million
  • Apply to settle after 5 years if you invest £ 2 million

The simplest way of moving to the UK and receiving permanent residency and citizenship in the future.

The UK Tier 1 Investor Visa is available to:

  • the main investor
  • his/her spouse
  • any underage children

The visa is initially issued for three years with a following extension for two years. Only the main applicant is required to spend at least 183 days per year in the UK.


You must have at least £2,000,000 investment funds to apply for a Tier 1 (Investor) visa.

You must

  • be 18 or over to apply for this visa
  • be able to prove that the money belongs to either you or your husband, wife, unmarried or same-sex partner
  • have opened an account at a UK regulated bank to use for your funds

Your funds must be:

  • held in one or more regulated financial institutions
  • free to spend (‘disposable’) in the UK
  • Your money can be in the UK or overseas when you apply.

Conditions for receiving a UK Tier 1 Investor Visa

Making an investment in the UK economy of £2,000,000, £5,000,000 or £10,000,000 in one or several ways:

  • British government or corporate bonds
  • Shares in British companies
  • Investing in the capital of operating companies that are registered in the UK

Investment amounts

  • £2.000.000 – Permanent residency in 5 years and UK citizenship in year 6
  • £5.000.000 – Permanent residency in 3 years and UK citizenship in year 5
  • £10.000.000 – Permanent residency in 2 years and UK citizenship in year 5

Funds and stocks belonging to the applicant’s spouse or partner can also be taken into account when calculating the personal status of the “investor”.

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