The Tier 1 Investor visa is the immigration route that offers the quickest path to settlement in the UK, and as such is a popular option for high-net-worth individuals. The minimum investment for this visa is £2 million which grants you eligibility for settlement within five years. If you can invest £10 million, settlement can be applied for after just two years.
Initial applications for this visa are now closed, but you can either apply for an extension before 17 February 2026, or for settlement (ILR) before 17th February 2028. The requirements for investor visa extensions were intensified following the addition of further regulations in 2019, and the extension process is increasingly complex and time-consuming. As your trusted UK immigration law partner, you can rely on us to ease the stress of applying for an extension.
HOW CAN LEXUS LAW HELP?
- We will advise on your options for UK settlement based on your investment portfolio and UK immigration history.
- We can assist with visa extension applications for further or indefinite leave to remain, ensuring your documentation is complete, technically correct and professionally presented.
- If you would like family members (dependents) to join you in the UK, we can assist with the application for their visas.
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Frequently Asked Questions
When do I need to invest?
When granted your initial Tier 1 Investor visa, you will have 3 months, either from the date of entry to the UK or from the date you were granted entry clearance, to invest a minimum of £2 million in the UK. To be eligible for an extension, you need to have maintained your level of investment for the remaining period of your visa validity.
There are strict rules about how you can invest your funds, so contact us for personalised advice from UK immigration law experts.
When do I need to apply for a visa extension?
In most cases, we recommend applying to extend your visa no more than 1 month before it is due to expire. Though you are able to apply any time before expiry, submitting an application further in advance can lead to shortfall if you later decide to apply for settlement.
You can apply to extend for up to two more years, and will usually receive a decision within eight weeks of applying. You can also apply via the priority service which usually grants a decision within 5 working days.
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Who we’ve helped
A Lebanese client who had received inaccurate advice relating to her Investor visa
We assisted our client with an application for further leave to remain as a Tier 1 (Investor) where she had only invested £1 million, as opposed to the £2 million needed. She had been ill advised by her family accountant that £1 million was all that was needed. We advised her to top-up before the…
Who we’ve helped
A high-net-worth Malaysian national with years of private banking experience
Our client and her British-national husband have assets under management in excess of £50m and live in Malaysia. Their British children are all studying in the UK, and due to difficulties travelling back and forth during the pandemic, our client decided to move to the UK on a more permanent basis. She could not apply…
Who we’ve helped
A Chinese parent with net worth in the billions
During a visit to the UK to drop her child off to boarding school, an outbreak of Covid-19 made the client nervous about travelling back to China and she resolved to make an application for an Investor Visa and sought our assistance in making an in-country application. Whilst it is not normally possible to switch…