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Does the UK need to replace axed Tier 1 Investor Visa?

Programme closed in February 2022 following Home Office ‘security concerns’

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With the closure of the Investor visa earlier this year, how can clients navigate the gap in the immigration system that it left behind, writes Charlie Fowler, senior associate at Collyer Bristow.

The Investor visa was a popular route for ultra- and high-net-worth individuals to come to the UK.

By investing at least £2m ($2.36m, €2.36m) in qualifying UK businesses, an individual could obtain a UK visa for them and their dependants, that is, their spouse/civil partner and minor children, with a largely free rein to work or start a business in the UK, or simply to live here without doing either.
After five years the family could qualify for indefinite residence, known as indefinite leave to remain (ILR), or sooner if the level of investment were £5m or £10m instead.

Click here to read the full article, first published by International Advisor in September 2022.

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