The UK has always been an attractive destination for overseas investors. Our specialist immigration lawyers have advised many clients, including individual investors and businesses of all sizes, on their options and the process involved in setting up a business, expanding and making profitable investments in the UK.

Understanding visa paths

There are a number of visa categories that allow inward investment to the UK, including: 

  • The Tier 1 (Investor) visa for high net worth individuals looking to invest at least £2 million in UK companies 

  • The start-up and innovator routes for people looking to set up a new business in the UK 

  • The overseas representative route for established businesses looking to set up a UK branch and invest in the UK market 

Each of these categories has distinct rules and can allow you to set up a business, but choosing the category which best fits your long-term needs is not always easy, and will depend on your personal circumstances and factors such as: 

  • How much do you want to invest in your UK business, and how do you want to make the investment? 

  • What type of business do you have, and can you get an external body to endorse it as an innovative business idea? 

  • Your own personal history, and 

  • Who do you want to run the business in the UK on a day-to-day basis 

The lawyers are experienced, reliable and professional. They are a great partner for any company with UK visa/immigration requirements to have.

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How our immigration lawyers can support you

We have helped many clients reach their UK investment goals. Our specialist team of immigration lawyers can help you:

  • Identify the most suitable visa for your initial UK move 

  • Understand the long-term UK stay requirements

  • Connect you with other essential professional services to ensure you meet the immigration requirements in the long term

  • Draft and submit visa applications to avoid the hassle and cost of visa refusal

If you are interested in exploring your options, please get in touch with our team to find out how we can support you.

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