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This visa is available for High Net Worth individuals and overseas nationals who would like to settle in the UK and have £2 million to invest in share capital of active and trading UK companies.

These companies must be:

  • registered with Companies House in the UK.
  • registered with HMRC for corporation tax and PAYE.
  • Hold accounts and UK business bank account showing regular trading.
  • Have at least two UK employees who are not directors.

To qualify for this visa, you must also demonstrate that:

  • the £2 million belongs either to you, your spouse or civil partner.
  • you have a UK bank account.
  • these funds must be readily available and held in one or more regulated financial institutions.
  • you have met all the required due diligence checks and Know Your Customer checks.
  • you are over 18 years of age.

At The Nathanson Partnership, we want to make sure that we understand your long term immigration requirements and. In doing so, we will be able to provide a strategic and bespoke plan for you to achieve this goal and working in partnership with you.

We will guide you through the process from start to finish and assist you at every step of this journey. We are committed to working with you and will advise you on the process, documents and visa requirements. Our service will be tailor made to you and your needs. We can work to your schedule and if necessary, with your supporting team of advisors. As your immigration expert, our focus will be solely on obtaining your visa so that you can settle in the UK in a cost efficient and timely manner.

We will provide comprehensive advice and ensure that you remain compliant ensuring that you reach the ultimate goal of British Citizenship. 


Once you have successfully invested your funds and your visa has been approved, you will be able to live and work in the UK for three years and four months. You will then be required to extend your visa for another 2 years and ensure that you meet the additional criteria. This process will take a total of 5 years and can be reduced by increasing your investment amount to £5 million and £10 million. This will allow you to apply for settlement after three and two years respectively.


After living in the UK for five years on this visa, you will be eligible for permanent residency which is also known as Indefinite Leave to remain (ILR).  After holding ILR for 12 months, you can apply to be naturalised as a British citizen. Once you are a citizen you may apply for a British passport.

We have produced a comprehensive guide with Frequently Asked Questions to help you understand the requirements for this visa route.  The Nathanson Partnership is here to assist you and guide you through this process. Please contact us so that we can arrange a free assessment call.

It is important to note that applicants can be refused this visa if the Home Office have reasonable grounds to believe the funds used for the investment is non-compliant or breaches their strict requirements.