Tier 1 Investor Visa

Tier 1 Investor Visa

In this instance, our client was a Chinese national who wished to come to the UK in order to invest within the UK market. Our client approached us to assist them in making an initial application for a Tier 1(Investor) Visa.

In the process of obtaining the relevant information required for the initial application, our client indicated that they intended to invest in the UK property market. However, the conditions of a Tier 1 (Investor) Visa prohibit an applicant from using their investment funds to purchase property during the period of their visa.

What is Tier 1 Investor Visa

In the UK, an investor must score a minimum number of points under the UK’s points based immigration system. Points are assigned in relation to various financial, linguistic and investment requirements, all of which must be supported by specified documents and evidence.

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Our involvement

Our solicitors identified this potential issue and advised our client of the exclusion. Our solicitors then assisted our client to revise their investment strategy so that it would be compliant with the relevant visa conditions. We then provided our client with a detailed list of potential investment opportunities which were available under the Tier 1 visa.

The outcome

Our client was able to invest confidently within the UK under our continued guidance and has since made another successful application for leave to remain under the Tier 1 (Investor) Visa route.


Our solicitors are always mindful of our clients’ commercial interests and are able to cater our advice to match our client’s needs. Our expert advice and assistance ensures that our clients will be able to carry out their investment strategies with full confidence that they will be compliant with the terms of their visas and the UK’s immigration rules.