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Tier 1 Investor Visa

The Tier 1 investor category is designed to allow high net worth individuals to make a substanial financial investment in the United Kingdom.

Unlike work permits (soon to be replaced by sponsored workers - Tier 2), you do not need a job offer to apply under the investor category. When you apply you are awarded points based on your ability to invest 1,000,000 in the United Kingdom.

Who can apply for the Tier 1 Investor Visa?

You can apply under the investor category now if you are:

How do I qualify for the Tier 1 Investor Visa?

To apply under Tier 1 of the points-based system and be accepted into the investor category, you must pass a points-based assessment. You must score 75 points for your attributes, which are access to 1,000,000 that is disposable and in a financial institution, or 2,000,000 in personal assets and 1,000,000 in a loan.

Who can apply?

You can apply if you are a not a national of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland and want to enter or stay in the United Kingdom under the investor category. You can apply if you are:
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