Investors & Entrepreneurs
With the Government’s commitment to reducing migration to the UK, there are fewer routes available to non EEA nationals who wish to come to the UK with a view to living and working in the UK. Albeit that the Government states that it continues to seek to encourage direct foreign investment and stimulate business via the Entrepreneur and Investor routes to migration, recent changes have made it more difficult to qualify in these categories.
The Tier 1 Investor category is for individuals who have substantial assets and are able to invest £2,000,000 in the UK. The Entrepreneur category is for individuals who will be involved in the business in which they invest their funds and requires an investment of £200,000. Both applications have subjective elements that give the opportunity to the Home Office to refuse applications. We assist companies and individuals with applications for leave in these categories ensuring that our clients submit robust applications that meet all the requirements and do not fall for refusal.
We also advise on applications for leave to enter and remain as the sole representative of an overseas company. This category is designed to allow individuals to come to the UK to run a business that is a subsidiary or branch of an overseas parent company.
These categories all allow the main applicant to bring his or her spouse or unmarried partner and children under the age of 18 and lead to settlement.
As a full service firm, we assist clients with not only their immigration applications but on setting up a business and making investments in the UK, ensuring that these meet the requirements of the relevant categories.
Representative Investors & Entrepreneurs Work
Examples of our investors & entrepreneurs work include:
- Advised many high net worth individuals on immigrating to the UK and setting up businesses here to complement their business interests abroad.
- Advised individual investors on their initial applications for leave to enter the UK as an investor and advised them of the ongoing requirements to meet the conditions of their leave.