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Closure of Tier 1 (Investor) to new initial applications

Closure of Tier 1 (Investor) visa to new initial applications from 17 February 2022

From 16:00 on 17th February 2022, the Tier 1 (Investor) Migrant route has been closed to all new initial applications for visas, entry clearance or leave to remain. This includes no longer being able to switch into this route from other routes.

Any application for initial entry clearance or leave to remain made on or after 16:00 on the 17th February 2022 will be void and not considered by the Home Office. Any fee paid for such an application will be refundable.

Applicants for further leave to remain must have, or have last had entry clearance, leave to enter or leave to remain as a Tier 1 (Investor) Migrant (in the 12 months immediately before the date of application). The application must be made before 17th February 2026. Entry clearance will be granted for a period of 2 years.

Applications for settlement (indefinite leave to remain) must be made before 17th February 2028.

No applications will be permitted beyond these dates.

The requirements for extension of leave to remain for existing holders of this visa depend entirely on when the visa was first granted. There are different rules in place for those holders who obtained this visa before 29 March 2019 and those who obtained this visa after 29 March 2019. There are also different rules if your visa was granted before 2014. Depending on when you obtained your Tier 1 (Investor) Visa, you need to follow the rules that apply to your specific date of visa for renewal.

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