Business & investment Visas
The UK is a popular destination for business and commerce. It has one of the world’s largest economies, a fair legal system, world-renowned schools and universities, and a good standard of living and quality of life.
UK business and investment visas come in different types, appropriate for different situations. The Start-Up visa and Innovator visa are designed for entrepreneurs who want to set up and run a business in the UK, whereas the UK Expansion Worker visa enables a migrant to run a business in the UK on behalf of their overseas employer.
The Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa, although now closed to new entrants, still enables entrepreneurs to extend their visas and apply for settlement if they qualify.
The Tier 1 Investor visa, also now closed to new entrants, is a pure investment visa, and the migrant does not have to carry out any work or get involved in running a business unless they want to.
Some but not all of these visas offer a route to settlement.