The UK's Tier 1 Investor Visa is popular among investment
immigrants seeking fast-track permanent residence in the UK.
Approved investments of £2 million or higher will entitle the
applicant to leave to remain in the UK for three years and four
Continued compliance with investment norms will result in grant
of indefinite leave to return after a period of five years. Higher
investments of £5 million and £10 million result in
grant of indefinite leave to remain in three years and two years
respectively. All permanent residents can seek naturalization only
after residing in the UK for a period of five years.
One rarely-discussed benefit of the UK Tier 1 Investor Visa is
the fact that applicants are allowed to spend up to 180 days
outside the UK without impacting their right to apply for permanent
This feature of the UK investment immigration program offers
significant benefits to applicants who may have businesses and
investments outside the UK. The 180-day relaxation is significantly
higher than what other programs allow. However, this benefit can
have a negative impact on the presumption that fast-track residence
to wealthy migrants will result in indirect financial benefits to
the UK economy.
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