Investor visa (previously Tier 1 Investor)
To qualify for Investor visa, you must satisfy certain requirements including:
Have at least £2m available to invest
The funds must belong either to you or your partner
You must have a UK bank account under your name for investment purposes
Provide evidence of the finances available and where it is held
Provide evidence that money are either in the UK already, or can be transferred to the UK and exchanged into sterling if held in different currency
Provide evidence of the source of funds if you have had them for less than 2 years
You can settle in the UK in 2, 3, or 5 years depending on the amount invested:
£2m – 5 years
£5m – 3 years
£10m – 2 years
All adult applicants (18 and over) must provide criminal record certificate.
You may be invited for an interview at the Home Office when you apply.
You don’t need to provide English language certificate when you apply for Investor visa, however, you will have to pass English and Life in the UK tests if you decide to apply for settlement.
You may bring your children and spouse to live with you in the UK.
You and your dependants can work, study, be self-employed, set up a company in the UK.
A statutory demand is a request for the payment of outstanding debt.
If you have an undisputed amount due to you or to your business (e.g. an unpaid invoice) then you can file a form called statutory demand requesting a debtor to settle the debt.
A statutory demand is a kind of a warning from you to a debtor that the failure to repay the debt might result in the start of a procedure in the courts to make the debtor bankrupt. This form is often used as a legal tool to apply pressure on the debtor to ensure that they repay their debt.
Conditions can be attached to a person’s permission to enter or stay, and this includes a condition requiring a person to register with the police when in the UK. In this post, we look at the police registration requirement, how to register with the police, where to register with the police, and the potential consequences of failing to register with the police.
In the recent case of Topadar v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 1525 the Court of Appeal examined two questions:
At what point is an immigration application decided by the Home Office?
Is it procedurally unfair for the Home Office to refuse an application due to the applicant’s sponsor (i.e. their employer) failing to provide additional information (without the applicant ever being made aware of the request)?
The Court of Appeal decided:
Sterling Law successfully appealed refusal on Suitability grounds.
The client came to the UK on a visit visa, overstayed and became pregnant. The baby tragically died. She afterwards entered a relationship with a settled person and applied for leave on that basis. The application was refused and we successfully appealed to the First-Tier Tribunal.
Sterling Law has successfully challenged a decision by Student Finance England to refuse a student loan to a settled non-EU national because it was not believed that he met the lawful residence requirements.