Tier 1 Visas

Tier 1 Visas
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If you’re a non-UK national seeking to invest in the UK, Cartwright King’s experienced Immigration Lawyers ensure that you get up to date advice to give your Visa application the best possible chance of approval by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). 

Get in touch with our specialist Visa Lawyers now to start your application.

How Cartwright King’s Experienced Tier 1 Visa Lawyers Can Help

Cartwright King’s professional Immgration Lawyers have decades of experience dealing with UKVI and stay up to date with UK immigration rules to ensure that you get the right advice and your visa application is watertight.

We can help with:

  • Tier 1 Investor Visa applications
  • Innovator Visa applications
  • Global Talent Visa applications 
  • Start-up Visa applications


Important Information for Tier 1 Visa Applications in 2021

Following the end of free movement between the EU and UK from 1 January 2021, all non-UK nationals – including EU nationals (excluding citizens of Ireland) – require a visa for UK entry. 

If you, or your family member(s) are a citizen(s) of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, and started living in the UK prior to 1 January 2021, you could be eligible for the free EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS). 

The EUSS exempts you from needing a UK visa to remain in the country. You have up until 30 June 2021 to apply for the scheme.

If you do not qualify for the EU Settlement Scheme you will need a visa to invest or start a business in the UK.

Amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, entry to the UK is subject to the current government guidelines.

Speak to a specialist Cartwright King Visa Lawyer today for advice on the new immigration rules and coronavirus entry restrictions.

Benefit from a Free, Initial Telephone Consultation

With multiple visa options available, applying for the correct visa for you will help to avoid delays in your application and refusal. To discuss applying for a UK Tier 1 Investor Visa, benefit from a free, initial telephone consultation with a specialist Cartwright King Visa Lawyer.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic and ever-changing UK visa rules, getting the right advice and guidance that you need to speak to a specialist lawyer.

For immediate Tier 1 Investor Visa assistance, call us or email us for your free* initial discussion. 

The discussion is completely informal and confidential, and is an opportunity for us to:

  • Get to know you 
  • Understand your situation
  • Agree how you want to proceed

*This call will allow us to make an initial assessment of your case and the visa options available to you, no detailed advice will be provided.

Why Choose Cartwright King for Tier 1 Visa Application Advice?

We understand that there’s a lot at stake when it comes to making a UK Tier 1 Investor Visa application. Securing a Tier 1 Investor Visa for UK entry is potentially your pathway to securing a major investment, and potentially settlement and British Citizenship in the UK.

Whatever your circumstances, we listen, we understand and we care about the outcome of your case. That’s why we’re committed to settling your Visa matter successfully with professional, sensible legal advice and sure guidance.  

We’re a trusted, resourceful Legal 500 Top Tier law firm with specialist solicitors that are calm under pressure, giving you peace of mind that we’re the right law firm to help you resolve your Visa requirements.

We're here for you.

Frequently asked questions.

What is a Tier 1 Investor visa?

The Investor visa is for individuals who have a minimum of £2 million to invest in a UK registered company that is already active and trading. An Investor visa allows you to work, study and engage in business activities in the UK.

Can I bring my family to the UK on a Tier 1 visa?

You can bring your family to the UK on a Tier 1 visa route. However, you must demonstrate that you have sufficient funds to support them and yourself during your time in the UK.

How long is a Tier 1 visa valid?

The validity varies depending on which type you hold. A Tier 1 Investor visa for example, allows you to remain in the UK for up to five years – after which time you can apply to settle in the UK.  However, you may be able to settle in the UK after 2 years or 3 years on a Tier 1 Investor Visa.

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