Tier 1 (Investor): investment requirements for pre-6 November 2014 Rules applicants at indefinite leave to remain
Produced in partnership with Gillian McCall of Richmond Chambers
Last updated on 05/08/2020

The following Immigration practice note produced in partnership with Gillian McCall of Richmond Chambers provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Tier 1 (Investor): investment requirements for pre-6 November 2014 Rules applicants at indefinite leave to remain
  • Investment within three months of the specified date
  • Money must be held in the UK
  • Joint funding
  • Qualifying investments
  • Regulation
  • Restrictions on investment in companies
  • Other restrictions on investments
  • Evidence
  • Maintaining the level of investments
  • More...

Tier 1 (Investor): investment requirements for pre-6 November 2014 Rules applicants at indefinite leave to remain

This Practice Note looks at the eligibility requirements in relation to money and investments that will be relevant for a Tier 1 (Investor) migrant applying for indefinite leave to remain, where their last leave was granted under the pre-6 November 2014 Immigration Rules covering the category and they are applying before 6 April 2022. This includes what investments will qualify (including relevant restrictions), how the qualifying investments should be maintained, and the evidence needed to show that the qualifying investments and, if relevant, any balancing funds have been maintained over the relevant specified continuous period. It should be read in conjunction with Practice Note: Tier 1 (Investor): applying for indefinite leave to remain. The same requirements will apply where an applicant in this situation misses the 6 April 2022 deadline.

As this route was closed to any further initial applications on 17 February 2022, through Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules CP 632, in part due to the concerns the route facilitated the transfer of illicitly obtained wealth, extension and settlement applications may face increasingly high levels of scrutiny. For further information, see: LNB News 17/02/2022 76.

Investment within three months of the specified date

If a person wishes to rely upon the date of first entry after being granted entry clearance, they

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What does Investor mean?

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