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You can apply for a Tier 1 (Investor) visa if:

You must have access to at least 2,000,000 in investment funds to apply.

The earliest you can apply is 3 months before you travel.

ExampleYou can apply from 16 March if you plan to travel on 15 June.

You should get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks.

Check theguide processing timesto find out how long getting a visa might take in your country.

You must pay 1,623 to apply for a Tier 1 (Investor) visa. The fee is the same if youre extending or switching visas, or if youre applying as a family member.

Youll also haveto pay the healthcare surchargeas part of your application. Check how much youll have to paybefore you apply.

If youre applying to extend or switch in the UK you can pay an extra 500 for the priority service to get a decision within 5 working days.

You can come to the UK with a Tier 1 (Investor) visa for a maximum of 3 years and 4 months.

You canapply to extendthis visa for another 2 years.

apply to settle after 2 years if you invest 10 million

apply to settle after 3 years if you invest 5 million

apply to settle after 5 years if you invest 2 million

You also cannot work as a doctor or dentist in training unless one of the following applies:

you have a primary degree at bachelors level or above in medicine or dentistry from a UK institution that holds a Tier 4 sponsor licence or is a UK recognised or listed body

you worked as a doctor or dentist in training the last time you were in the UK

neither of those conditions were part of the terms and conditions on a previous visa

Guidance on application for UK visa as Tier 1 Investor

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