The Tier I (Investor) Visa Programme
The UK Government, through UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI), offer a Tier 1 (Investor) Visa programme which enables high net worth individuals to obtain residency status by making substantial investment in assets in the UK. Subject to certain conditions – including criteria relating to the amount, nature and duration of the investment – a Tier 1 (Investor) Visa applicant may obtain leave to enter the UK and, ultimately, indefinite leave to remain.
Agency Investments, in partnership with a pre-eminent global financial institution, provide a dedicated service to support clients and their professional advisors in meeting the Tier 1 (Investor) Visa requirements. All solutions have been designed to comply with associated requirements (effective: 6th November 2014).
Under the conditions of the Tier 1 (Investor) Visa programme, capital must be invested in eligible investments through a UK regulated financial institution and maintained in accordance with the Tier 1 (Investor) Visa rules for the duration of the relevant period. For investments of GBP £2m, the duration period is 5 years, for GBP £5m, the duration period is three years and for GBP £10m, the duration period is two years. Capital may not be withdrawn during the holding period. Income generated by the assets can be withdrawn or re-invested in the portfolio.