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September 3, 2021

Qualifying Investment Options for UK Investor Visa

Under the UK Investor Visa immigration category, the investor is required to have access to at least £2 million to invest in the UK. To make the application process clearer, Mann’s Solutions team has prepared an overview of qualifying investment options.

Qualifying Investment Options for UK Investor Visa

  • The applicant must have access to £2 million for investing in the UK

The funds must be invested in qualifying investments, which include:

  • Share capital or Loan capital 

The investor can choose to invest in, for example, incorporate bonds. The investment must be made inactive and trading UK registered companies.

  • Pooled investment vehicles 

The investor also can invest in pooled investment vehicles that receive funding from the UK government, or, for example, a devolved government department or one of the agencies.

What companies are considered as “active and the trading UK registered companies”?

  • To be considered eligible for the investment, the company must:
  • be registered in the UK with Companies House;
  • be registered with HMRC for corporation tax and PAYE;
  • have a registered office in the United Kingdom;
  • have a UK business bank account showing regular transactions and trade;
  • have at least 2 employees based in the UK (the employees must have a lower position than a director)

How to Obtain a British Passport via Tier 1 Investor Visa?

Indefinite leave to remain holders can apply for naturalisation one year after the grant of settlement (ILR) and become British citizens.

  • The requirements for citizenship are as follows:
  • The applicant must have passed English Language and Life in the UK test
  • The applicant must be of good character and not have breached any immigration rules in the UK
  • The applicant must have spent no more than 450 days outside the UK in the 5 years before the application
  • The applicant must have not spent more than 90 days outside the UK in the 12 months before the application for
  • Naturalisation

Different requirements apply to Tier 1 Investor who applied to enter the category under the Immigration Rules in force before 6 November 2014 and 29 March 2019.

Contact our Immigration Lawyers – UK Business and Corporate Visas

Mann’s Solutions is an international an immigration law firm with offices in London, Hong Kong, and Moscow. We are specialized in offering UK Visas and Immigration by Investment services to high net worth individuals. Our immigration lawyers are regulated by OISC (Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner) and IMC (Investment Migration Council).

For further information or to discuss your circumstances in a private consultation with our immigration lawyers in London Office, please contact us at or call +44 207 993 63 46.

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