Changes to Tier 1

Tier 1 will now be restricted to all but entrepreneurs, investors and people of exceptional talent.

Investors who invest large sums of money will see their right to settle permanently in the UK sped up. Those who invest £5 million will be allowed to settle here after 3 years, and those investing £10 million or more will be allowed to settle after 2 years. This compares with ...
Tier 1 will now be restricted to all but entrepreneurs, investors and people of exceptional talent.

Investors who invest large sums of money will see their right to settle permanently in the UK sped up. Those who invest £5 million will be allowed to settle here after 3 years, and those investing £10 million or more will be allowed to settle after 2 years. This compares with the minimum 5-year requirement that is currently in place. Entrepreneurs will also be able to settle in the UK more quickly, if they create 10 jobs or turn over £5 million in a 3-year period.

See the UK Border Agency website for further details.