U.K.: Tier 1 Visa (Investment Visa)

Major investors can move to the U.K. with their family with a Tier 1 Visa.

If you are an experienced entrepreneur with capital to invest in a startup, you may be interested in an Innovator Visa.



The home of Shakespeare, the Beatles, James Bond, Harry Potter, and innumerable other icons, the U.K. is one of Europe’s cultural centers. Its bustling cities are known for world-class museums, music, fashion, and dining, while picturesque villages offer a slow, bucolic lifestyle.

With a Tier 1 visa, investors contributing $2.8 million can apply to settle permanently in the U.K. after 5 years. If investing $6.9 million, investor can apply to settle after 3 years. If investing $13.9 million, investor can apply to settle after 2 years.

Internet Speed

Fixed broadband: 92.63 Mbps download/26.55 Mbps upload

Mobile: 78.12 Mbps download/12.56 Mbps upload

Cost of living

No. 28 globally 



Application Process

Apply online

You will need to visit a visa application center in person to have fingerprints and a photograph taken.

The application should be processed in 3 weeks, or 5 working days with expedited service. The earliest you can apply is 3 months before you plan to arrive in the U.K.

After approval, you will receive a biometrics residence card in 10 days.

Documents Required

Other documents may be required. Documents should be in English or Welsh, or submit them with a certified translation. 

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