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Investor Visas

Tier 1 investor

Westkin Associates is one of the only immigration firms in London that has wideranging experience in all aspects of the investor visa program, advising clients on this on a weekly basis. We focus on all nationalities and applications made on the inside and outside of the UK.

Our service is highlighted by the key following features:

  • Consistent track record: We are proud on our track record in obtaining investor visas for our clients, even in complex cases
  • Speeding convenience: Although our work is always careful, it is important that we are able to provide a service that fits within an individual’s busy lives. This can include: setting out clear time frames for our work so our clients know that we will always be able to meet our deadlines.
  • Discretion and privacy: We use latest IT-systems and data handling techniques to ensure that your information remains confidential every time.
  • Complete solution: We advise both before and after the visa is granted. In particular we ensure that our clients have a plan for the whole time that they are on this visa up to the point of permanent residency and eventually nationality.
  • Total coverage: We are on hand to provide recommendations for referrals to banks, private banks and wealth managers who are fully registered and regulated and who have experience in meeting the investor visa evidential requirements.

You can call our team to discuss any aspects of your potential immigration claim.

Please call us now for clear and focus advice.

How does the investor visa work?

The UK investor visa allows for relocation to the UK (or to remain in the UK) for those who are willing to invest substantial sums in the UK. The visa is applied for showing, amongst other things, access to 1 million pounds (as it currently stands), which is transferrable to the UK. It should be noted that if this money is invested in the UK within the last 12 months, this too is acceptable. It is also correct to note that the funds can be shown as pre-existing investments either in or outside the UK. Once these funds are shown and the visa is applied for, it is granted usually with the possibility of a priority service.

Once the visa is granted, the applicant can fly to the UK and normally within 90 days, the funds must be invested in the UK. The visa is usually granted for 3 years, or 3 years and 4 months if applied for from outside the UK. At the end of this period, you will have to prove that the funds have remained invested for the entirety of the period and have not dipped below 75 percent of the amount shown. This is evidenced by the financial institution, but the entire process is managed by Westkin. So long as these requirements are made out, the visa is granted for another 2 years.

At the end of a 5 year period, so long as the investment has been held consistently, indefinite leave is granted. This is also known as permanent residency. At this point, if the individual wishes to move their investment, this is permitted. One year after this, British nationality can be applied for.

At the time of writing, applicants are permitted to invest in UK government bonds, UK equities and UK corporate dept. Our specialist team can advise on financial advisers who are able to assist with these investments.

Overall, we are genuinely proud of our investor visa offering and feel confident that it remains one of the leading services in the market. Please contact our lawyers for any inquiry, no matter how large or small.

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