Tier 1 Visa

The Tier 1 Investor visa is designed to attract high net worth non-EEA nationals to invest and live in the UK.

One of the benefits of the Tier 1 Investor visa category is that holders of this visa (and their family members) will have access to the UK’s education system. In addition, the Tier 1 Investor category provides a pathway towards British Citizenship after a period of 6 years provided the required criteria are satisfied.

Specific requirements – Tier 1 Investor visa

The investor will need to:

  • Apply for a visa up to 3 months before your date of travel to the UK
  • Have money of their own under their control which is held in a regulated financial institution and disposable in the UK amounting to not less than £2 million; and
  • Have opened an account with a UK regulated bank for the purposes of investing not less than £2 million in the UK.
  • In addition to the criteria above it is important to note that you must be at least 18 years old to make an application, and the assets and investment you are claiming points for must be wholly under your control.

Please contact the Visa Investment team if you would like to discuss this further.


We offer a range of personalised services to allow you to invest across a range of products including shares, investment trusts, unit trusts, corporate and government bonds.

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