Tier 1 of the Points Based System permits high net worth individuals from around the world to seek entry to the UK for investment purposes.
This is the “red carpet” route for high net-worth individuals making a substantial investment in the country, enabling them to obtain residence and citizenship.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have a minimum of GBP 2 million available to transfer and invest in UK centric investment products.
Subject to residence requirements, a qualifying investor and her family can obtain indefinite leave to remain (permanent residence) after five years in the UK under the Tier 1 scheme. Thereafter an application may be made to naturalise as a British citizen.