2. Investments which are not eligible:
For this visa, it is required that you invest a minimum of £2 million in the UK. There are many ways in which you can invest this amount into. For instanceYou cannot receive a Tier 1 Investor visa if you invest the funds in a company which undertake any non-qualifying activity, or else the Home Office will not accept your application. Non-qualifying activities include;
- Funds which originate from any offshore companies or trusts
- Funds being invested into investment companies which are not receiving funding from the UK government (as it cannot be guaranteed that your investment is being used in the UK)
- Investing in companies who focus on property investment, property management or property development. (However, companies which focus on manufacturers, retailers or construction firms will count as qualifying investments)
- Funds being used for deposits, whether with a bank or building society (you will be able to use some funds for deposits but not all.
- Investing in premium bonds, ISAs or savings certificates issued by the National Savings & Investment Agency.
*UK government will not accept applications which include leveraged investment funds since these will not be deemed as your own investment fund.