Investors - Routes to Settlement & beyond
With a £2m investment, after a total of 5 years as a Tier 1 (Investor), Permanent Residence (‘Indefinite Leave to Remain’ / ‘Settlement’) is usually possible as long as
A. The required investment has been made & maintained
B. Absences from the UK have been not more than 180days per year
C. English Language & ‘Life in the UK’ test requirements are met
A larger investment can allow quicker settlement
With £5m in qualifying investments, Indefinite Leave to Remain is possible after 3 years
With £10m in qualifying investments, Indefinite Leave to Remain is possible after 2 years
After getting Indefinite leave To Remain, the next step may be able to apply for citizenship (which allows you to have a UK passport). This becomes an option after
· 12 months with Indefinite leave To Remain
· A total of at least 5 years residence (if you have gained accelerated ILR with a £5m or £10m investment, you will need to wait longer than 12 months from the ILR date)
· Not having spent more than 90 days abroad during the year before applying
· Not spending more than 450days abroad in the 5 years leading up to the application.
Applicants also need to have been physically present in the UK on the day five years before they apply. Ie if Applying on 3rd January 2020, you should have been in the UK on 3rd January 2015.