TIER 1 INVESTOR VISA
The Tier 1 Investor Visa is designed to allow high net worth individuals make a substantial financial investment in the United Kingdom. Unlike the work permit scheme, you do not need a job offer to apply under the investor category. When you apply you are awarded points based on your ability to invest £2,000,000 in the United Kingdom.
You can apply under the investor category now if you are:
What you can do and what you cannot do under this category:?
Extending your leave to remain:
Investor visas & indefinite leave to remain (ILR)
The length of time required to qualify for ILR/permanent residence depends on the amount of investment, as follows:
As an investor, you will qualify for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) after five years, provided that you have invested £2,000,000 in the UK.
If you invest £5,000,000 you will be able to apply for ILR after the investment has been in place for three years.
In order to qualify for settlement (ILR) investors are not permitted to spend more than 180 days outside the UK in any 12 calendar month period.
You can read more information on the following: https://www.theimmigrationadvisor.com/service/7/tier-1-investor-visa