Can you get a Visa for investment in the UK?

The answer to this question lies in all the happenings with the Tier 1 category of UK Visas in 2019.

The Tier 1 Visa UK program has been the talking point of many British immigration issues for the last year. The latest ‘potential changes’ were laid out earlier this year, highlighting two new Visa categories replacing the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa and the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa: The Innovator Visa and the Start-up visa respectively.

The outcome of these Tier 1 changes will be clear only until after the outcome of ‘Brexit’ by the end of this month (March 29th, 2019). There are undoubtedly going to be further developments of the immigration rules in the Tier 1 section in the months to come. Stay tuned with the SmartMove2UK blog for regular updates on the UK Immigration.

The changes will also be concerned with the exceptional Talent route of the Tier 1 Visa category as well, given that the White Paper laid out by May’s government earlier this year establishes its goal as ‘equal opportunity for anyone so deserving’. An accelerated settlement process is being considered under this route.

In addition, the current requirements for the Tier 2 Exceptional Talent Visa will be lowered with the new Innovator visa, thereby giving a chance for non-graduates to avail the benefits of a ‘graduate entrepreneur’ route towards investing in the UK.

Although there are still changes being made, the Tier 1 Entrepreneur route will entirely be replaced by the general Innovator Visa by the end of this month (March 2019).

The innovator visa will have an additional option to meet requirements for those who apply as experienced business people. The factors of assessment for the lucrative new Innovator Visa is the applicant’s business plan’s demonstration of innovation, liability, and scalability. There changes are likely to come into effect in April 2019.

Smart Assistance for Smart Immigration

Now how can you know if you can get a visa for investment in the UK? If you are finding this constant vocabulary of Tiers and Visas confusing, you’re not alone. While the UK is a great nation for investment in businesses and new ventures, the legal immigration bureaucracy can be more than a little confusing.

With bi-laws and fine prints galore, you need an experienced professional to guide you through the legal immigration aspects of your investment plans in the UK, be it launching a business, or any other form of foreign investment.

Drop in our email below and one of our associates will be in touch with you shortly, with any queries regarding investment visas in the UK in 2019 and beyond. Our associates at The SmartMove2UK (a unit of SmartMove Immigration) have extensive experience in UK Visas and Immigration, allowing our clients to focus more on their business plans while we look after their immigration procedures.

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