Changes to Tier 1 (Investor) Visa

There have been sweeping changes to the Tier 1 (investor) visa offered by the Government.  From November 2014, the £1 Million Investment route will be replaced by the a new 2 Million Investment route. Existing migrants with Tier 1 (Investor) statuses will not be affected by these changes.

New applicants wishing to join this route from 6 November will, however need to observe the following key changes:


  • £2 million investment in qualifying investments
  • Removal of the loan route
  • Full £2 million to be invested rather than the 75%/25% split
  • Removing of the need to top up funds should the value of the investment dips below the £2 million threshold
  • Topping up will be required if the a proportion of the investment has been sold resulting less than £2 million being invested


Our dedicated China desk team and Tier 1 service manager will be able to translate these changes into implications for both applicants and  current Tier 1 investors.

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