High net worth individuals and their families are increasingly internationally mobile. Many chose to move to the UK for a variety of different reasons; from the corporate executive or entrepreneur who relocates to the UK for business reasons to families with children who chose the UK for the lifestyle and the world-class education system.

Forsters offers an expert and efficient UK immigration and nationality law service for high net worth clients and their families moving to the UK under the Tier 1 (Investor) Visa. We advise on all possible stages of the visa covering initial applications, renewals, permanent residency and British citizenship.

The UK Tier 1 (Investor) Visa route offers high net worth individuals and their families the opportunity to apply to reside in the UK by making a substantial investment of at least £2 million in the UK. The investment must be made in shares or loan capital in active and trading UK companies. Successful applicants are permitted to live, work or study in the UK. They may also later qualify for indefinite leave to remain in the UK and British citizenship.

Relocating to the UK will have UK tax implications. We are able to provide UK tax advice and combine this with our immigration advice to provide a fully integrated service.

Our team has extensive experience in advising on all aspects of the Tier 1 (Investor) Visa route, preparing and submitting initial, extension and permanent residency applications. We are able to co-ordinate applications with clients' financial advisers, family offices and/or private banks throughout the process to ensure that clients fully satisfy the complex requirements of the visa and experience a smooth transition to the UK.

Forsters' Private Client practice is top ranked in the latest edition of The Chambers HNW Guide.

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