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Tier 1 investor visa service

Are you a foreign national considering a substantial investment in the UK?

If so, you could apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain or be granted UK residency or UK citizenship if your investment qualifies under the Home Office’s Tier 1 (Investor) Visa programme. To be considered for eligibility, investors must make a minimum investment over a set period of time.


What our Tier 1 clients say

Thank you for all the times you have helped me. It has been almost six years since I first came to the UK, and I have now achieved my ILR. Thanks to you and David Miller, I am able to understand my investments and my portfolio properly. Quilter Cheviot has shown responsibility and care for their clients, and have demonstrated their investment expertise. I am delighted to be investing with Quilter Cheviot – Mrs Guan, achieved ILR in 2017.

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How to invest for residency

Since the Tier 1 programme launched in 2008, Quilter Cheviot has led the market, working with clients and their immigration advisers to understand and navigate this complicated process.

We can work with you to build and manage your bespoke investment portfolio within the rules set by the Home Office. There are three ways to invest in order to be eligible for a Tier 1 (Investor) Visa:


Meet Home Office requirements

Our main goal is to help you achieve Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) status through careful management of your investment account. At Quilter Cheviot, we have invested heavily in our systems to ensure your portfolio is managed in line with detailed Home Office requirements.

Your bespoke

You will be appointed a dedicated Investment Manager who will ensure your personal investment goals are clear and a bespoke plan is built to achieve them. You will be able to speak directly to your Investment Manager, who will make investment decisions on your behalf.


With multiple Tier 1 specialists at our head office in London, we are ideally placed to provide you with a dedicated, personalised service.

In addition to Tier 1 services, we can help manage other monies whether they are held in the UK or outside the UK.

In the initial consultation you will meet with our business development team and a Tier 1 specialised Investment Manager. This will provide an opportunity for us to get mutually acquainted and to understand how our services can be of assistance. If you are already a Tier 1 Investor Visa holder and need to have your funds invested within 90 days of the Specified Date, please do not delay speaking to us.
We will seek to obtain a more detailed understanding of your circumstances relevant to the account opening process and potential investment strategy. You will need to provide supporting source of wealth and due diligence documents and we will advise what is required once we have an understanding of your particular circumstances. We can liaise with your immigration adviser to obtain this information if you wish.
We will present and discuss a bespoke portfolio solution based on our understanding of your investment objectives and risk profile. Our portfolios are fully compliant with Home Office requirements and we will only invest in UK registered assets.
Our Compliance Team will review your application. This process will normally take 10 working days.
With the account opened and funds transferred, we will invest your monies within 90 days of the specified date, in accordance with the agreed investment strategy. We will also issue a confirmation letter for you to provide to the Home Office.
You can be assured of diligent portfolio management, market analysis, regular reporting, meetings and fully compliant Home Office communications. You can also view your portfolio online via secure internet access giving you 24/7 access to portfolio valuations wherever you may be.

Share your goals with us

Come and see us so we can start working to get you closer to your personal financial goals.