Tier 1 Investor extension


Description

This visa is for applicants who want to extend their Tier 1 Investor visa


Requirements

  • The specific extension requirement depends on when you successfully applied for your Tier 1 Investor visa. These are below

 

  1. You successfully applied for your visa before 6 November 2014; you can extend if you:
  1. have at least £1,000,000 under your control in the UK
  2. have invested at least £750,000 (or 75%) of that in UK government bonds, share capital or loan capital in active UK companies
  3. invested this sum within 3 months of your investor start date

 

Funds under your control in the UK

 

This sum should include the £750,000 (or more) investment and £250,000 (or the balance needed) to bring it up to at least £1,000,000.

 

These funds can be either:

 

  1. your own money or your partner’s money
  2. money that has been loaned to you by a UK regulated financial institution, as long as you have personal assets with a value of £2,000,000 or more
  3. You can’t mix the 2 sources of funds.

 

       2You successfully applied for your visa on or after 6 November 2014; you can extend if you:

  1. have at least £2,000,000 under your control in the UK
  2. have invested those funds in UK government bonds, share capital or loan capital in active UK companies
  3. invested this sum within 3 months of your ‘investor start date

 

Funds under your control in the UK

 

You must have invested the full amount made up of your own money or your partner’s money.

 

 

      3Investment made within 3 months of your investor start date

You’ll need to provide a series of investment portfolio reports produced by a UK regulated financial institution that show:

 

  1. you invested at least £750,000 in UK government bonds or UK business within 3 months of your investor start date (if you first got your visa under the Immigration Rules in place before 6 November 2014)
  2. you invested all £2 million (if you first got your visa under the Immigration Rules in place on or after 6 November 2014)
  3. this level of investment has been maintained for the length of your visa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your ‘investor start date’ is either:

 

  1. the date you came into the UK (if you have proof of this)
  2. the date your original visa application or switch from a different visa category was approved
Visa fees

Visa fee
£1623.00
Handling fee
£3840.00

Please note our handling fees are inclusive of VAT. Visa fees are advisory and you will need to pay them directly to UK immigration office.