Tier 1 (Investor) visa case studies

The UK Government's Tier 1 (Investor) visa programme enables investors and their families who make a substantial financial contribution into the UK economy, to enter or remain in the UK.

Mr. W, Hong Kong

Mr W, a 50-year-old businessman from Hong Kong, was referred to InvestUK via our global network. He earned his money by investing and managing construction and development enterprises. He wanted a safe and peaceful retirement and a home from where he could travel easily around the world, whilst continuing to participate in business ventures.

We were able to introduce Mr W to an international tax advisor and immigration lawyer. After some thought, Mr W took a long-term view for his savings and decided to ease into British life with no pressure of active directorship or interviews and opted for the straightforward InvestUK Asset-Backed Bond option.


Working in conjunction with the immigration lawyer, we were able to facilitate the Investor visa application for Mr W and arrange for the funds to be invested. He plans to use the earned interest of 5% per year to pay for his frequent travels.

Ms. A, Russia

Ms A is a qualified doctor, divorced from her husband and living with her three daughters in Moscow. Ms A and her former husband, a businessman, have been considering the future of their children. The eldest son is due to go to university next year, and dreams of applying to the best educational institutions in the world, which makes the UK a focus. As the fifth-largest economy in the world, the UK is the top choice for future Permanent Residency because it serves the needs of children at different stages of life: excellent education opportunities, employment prospects, quality of life, richness of culture and accessibility to other European cities.

To secure the future for herself and her children, Ms A was looking for a reputable investment firm with a proven track-record to invest her money and help secure the Investor visa, which, unlike the Innovator visa, has no restrictions on employment in the UK and does not require an English proficiency test or interview.

Ms A and her former husband decided to invest in the InvestUK Education Bond programme as a secure option. The money invested over 5 years will give her an expected yield of 4% a year, which she can use towards her children's tuition fees or mortgage repayments should she decide to buy a property in the UK at the same time. After 5 years, Ms A can redeem the money invested, apply for Permanent Residency and enjoy life with her children in the UK.

Ms. Y, Mainland China

Ms Y is a 25-year-old student from Guizhou province, China. She went to school in Shanghai before receiving a place to study Chemistry at Warwick. Upon graduation, she successfully applied to Oxford University and is currently studying for her PhD degree in Sciences. She loves shopping on Oxford street in London, eating out and attending classical music concerts at the Royal Albert Hall.

To secure her future in the UK, with her parents' guidance and financial support, Ms Y decided to participate in the InvestUK Education Bond programme. Her money has been safely invested in the UK property market, giving her a guaranteed yield of 5% per year (after fees), which she can use to pay for her studies. Participation in the programme has also allowed Ms Y to successfully obtain the UK Goverment's Investor visa, which unlike a 'student' visa, makes her eligible to apply for Permanent Residence after 5 years and continue her life in the United Kingdom.

How we help

Our aim at InvestUK is to help you make a profitable investment into the United Kingdom, and one that will successfully obtain a Tier 1 (Investor) visa.

Our service is bespoke and founded on meeting individual needs. We are able to tailor all aspects of our service to your specific requirements.

For investors who wish to invest in private UK companies, perhaps with the desire to have active involvement in company operations, we offer off-market access to visa-compliant investment opportunities from through our unique pre-screened database of 250+ qualifying UK companies.

Investors who are looking for a strong combination of security and income will benefit from our Asset-Backed Bond programmes, which are a range of simple visa-qualifying secured loans offering a strong combination of security and income. We currently offer the following variants:

The Foundation Bond
  • Invest in asset-backed UK property-related projects

  • Offers a fixed return of 5% per annum over five years

The Education Bond
  • A smart way for international students to finance a UK education and earn Permanent Residence while they study

  • Offers a fixed return of 5% per annum for five years which can be used to finance a UK education

  • Full education consultancy, curated career plan and work placement included, leading to full-time UK employment

The Peak Power Bond
  • Invests in UK power infrastructure contributing to UK Government renewable energy targets

  • Fixed return of 8% per annum over five years

Make an enquiry

To learn more about how we can help you obtain a Tier 1 (Investor) visa please contact our friendly multi-lingual team or request a call back.

"Thank you very much for all your help with my visa application and investment. InvestUK were great partners to help me with my visa, you really looked after me and were so friendly and professional".

- Ms. Q, Shanghai

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