This route is for applicants looking to settle in the UK on the basis of investment (Tier 1 Investor) or transitional provisions under the Tier 1 Entrepreneur route. Please note that Tier 1 Entrepreneur settlement applications will remain open only until 5 July 2027 as the route is already closed for new applications.
In order to qualify for Indefinite Leave to Remain, the applicant would normally need to satisfy the below requirements.
The different investment and business categories also have their own additional eligibility criteria for settlement, which are summarised below.
Investors under the Tier 1 category may qualify for Indefinite Leave to Remain if they have spent 5 years in the UK and satisfy the below requirements.
It is also possible to qualify for accelerated settlement after 3 years if maintained an investment of £5 million or after 2 years if maintained an investment of £10 million.
Entrepreneurs under the Tier 1 category may qualify for Indefinite Leave to Remain if they have spent 5 years in the UK and satisfy the below requirements.
It is also possible to apply for accelerated settlement after 3 years if the applicant created 10 new jobs or the business has received at least £5 million in gross income from business activity. It is also essential to satisfy the Home Office that the applicant has established, taken over or become a director of a genuine UK business, genuinely operated that business and genuinely intends to continue operating the business in the UK.
Our Immigration lawyers at City Legal have immense experience in assisting clients on Settlement under the Investment and Business category. We are a multi award winning law firm and pride ourselves in being approachable, innovative and always going that extra mile to make sure our clients receive the individual attention they deserve. Our Immigration team maintains a high reputation and is committed to provide clear, transparent and reliable advice to our clients.