The Tier 1 (Investor) category is for high-net-worth individuals who want to make a substantial financial investment in the UK. You do not need to be sponsored to apply under this category, however you will need to demonstrate your ability to invest £1,000,000 in the UK.
If you are currently in the UK under a different immigration category, you may be able to switch into the Tier 1 (Investor), under the Tier 1 (Investor) category you will need to score:
- 75 points for attributes (Appendix A of the Immigration Rules)
Initial Applications: If you apply under the Tier 1 (Investor) category you can claim the following points:
- 75 points if you have £1,000,000 or more of your own money for investment in the UK that is under your control, held in a regulated financial institution and is disposable in the UK; or
- 75 points if you have £2,000,000 or more in personal assets after taking into account any liabilities to which they are subject, and you have money under your control held in a regulated financial institution and is disposable in the UK amounting to no less than £1million, which has been loaned to you by a UK regulated financial institution.
If your application is successful you will be granted leave as a Tier 1 (Investor) for three years and four months.