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Connecting Asian Investors to the UK

United Kingdom is now open for any investor around the world to invest and set up their business in the UK. If you have access to at least £2 million and plan to invest it into the UK, you can apply for a Tier 1 (Investor) visa. This will allow you to enter and remain in the UK for 3 years. This investment can be made in share capital or loan capital in an active trading UK company.

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.
There are no requirements for you to have a certain level of English or prove you will be able to maintain yourself or your dependants financially.  Once the visa has been granted, you may be able to extend it for a further 2 years, which would take you up to the time requirement for Indefinite Leave to Remain. You will, however, also have to meet residency rules. You will also have to show you have continued to meet the investment requirements. However, 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 for 3 years. You can apply for this visa 3 months before you travel. It usually takes 3 weeks to process if it is an entry clearance; 8-12 weeks if it is submitted from the UK. It is possible to request a Priority Service, which should take 10-15 days.

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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