An applicant should have a minimum of £2 Million, either own money or money borrowed from a regulated financial investment. Such money can be available either in UK or abroad, held in 1 or more regulated financial institutions, free to invest in UK in UK government bonds, share capital or loan capital in active and trading UK registered companies. Entire £2 Million must be invested in UK within 3 months from the date of arrival in the UK.
- work or study
- apply to settle permanently 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
You may use, as evidence of funds, investments made in the UK within the 12 months immediately before the date of the application, provided they are held in a UK regulated financial institution.
Switching: You may be able to switch to a Tier 1 (Investor) visa if you are already in the UK on another visa.