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Connecting Asian Investors to the UK

If you wish to invest or set up a business, the United Kingdom is the idea destination, n matter where in the world you are from. If you plan to invest in the UK and have access to at least £2 million, and plan to invest it in share capital or loan capital in an active UK trading company, you can apply for a Tier 1 (Investor) visa. With this visa, you will be entitled to enter and remain in the UK for a period of up to 3 years.

However, you must fulfil the criteria below in order to gain the Tier 1 (Investor) visa.
  • You must be over 18 years old;
  • You must have access to over £2 million, and held it for a consecutive period of 2-years;
  • You must be able to prove that you own the money;
  • You will have to be from outside the EEA and Switzerland;
  • You must have a UK bank account, and the bank must have completed all due diligence checks.

Unlike other visas, there is no requirement to have a certain level of English or prove an ability to maintain yourself or dependants financially. Once granted, it is possible to extend the visa for a further 2 years, which would take you up to the time requirement for Indefinite Leave to Remain. However, there is a requirement to meet certain residency rules and investment requirements. There are accelerated settlements available which will depend on the amount invested, with £10 million allowing Indefinite Leave to Remain after only 2 years and £5 million meaning you only have to wait 3 years.

This visa can be applied for 3 months before travel, and usually takes 3 weeks to process if it is an entry clearance. It can take 8-12 weeks to process if it is submitted from the UK. It is possible to request a Priority Service, which should take 10-15 days.

Why Choose Us:

The AIH is considered the international ‘gold standard’ for business investment and will meet your aims of owning and managing a successful enterprise and migrating to the UK.

Our dedicated advisors will assist with:

  • Connecting the entrepreneur with businesses to help set up the business plan
  • Negotiate the terms of investment and close the deal
  • Assist in compliance with UK Home Office Guidelines for innovation, viability and scalability
  • Preparation of a due diligence report to support the endorsement application
  • Providing real time estimates of turnover and profit
  • Introducing improvements to data sources producing a more coherent measure of business activity.
  • Model your valuation and decide how much equity to give away
  • A dedicated lawyer to advise on the investment contracts
  • Preparation of your business plan
  • Opening a UL bank account and investment account
  • Residential property purchases
  • Applications for SEIS & EIS advance assurance
  • Help you avoid common mistakes

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