Tier 1 (Investor) Migrant Category is designed to enable people to invest in British Stocks, government bonds etc. This route is for high net worth indiviuals making a substantial financial investment to the UK.
The applicant prior to entry clearance or leave to remain has money of his own under the control held in regulated financial institution and disposable in the UK amounting to not less than 1 million, or owns personal assets which they are subject, have a value of at least £2 million, and you have money under your control held in a regulated financial institution and disposable in the UK amounting to not less than £1 million, which has been loaned to you by a UK regulated financial institution.
You may not mix personal money and borrowed money in order to meet the total £1 million investment required.
Under both of these sections you may rely on money that is owned either jointly with or solely by your husband, wife, civil partner, unmarried or same-sex partner. You must have unrestricted right to transfer and dispose of the money and you must have permission from your husband, wife, civil partner, unmarried or same-sex partner to have control of this money in the UK.
The entry clearance is three years and four months, Leave to remain where previous grant of leave was not as Tier 1 Investor is three years.
In order to extend your leave you must show that you have £1 million in the UK, invested £750,000 in specified ways, invested the money in specified ways within 3 months of your specified date and maintained it since. You must have money of your own under your control in the UK amounting to not less than £1 million
If your investments in the specified ways amount to between £750,000 and £1 million, you must provide evidence of the balance of the funds. You must have maintained a balance of up to £250,000, depending on how much is required to bring your total investment in the UK up to £1 million.
Leave to remain where previous grant of leave was Tier 1 Investor is two years. After continuous period of 5 years lawfully in UK for an unbroken period with valid leave, for these purposes a period shall not be considered to have been broken.