United Kingdom-based immigration advisors provide services in a highly regulated industry. Each one of the UK immigration advisors listed on our site is regulated by at least one of the following respected authorities:
- The Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) – a body which regulates immigration advisors, ensuring they meet Office standards including carrying insurance against poor legal advice, as well as continuous professional development to keep up-to-date with current UK rules and regulations.
- The Law Societies of England and/or Wales, The Law Society of Scotland or The Law Society of Northern Ireland.
Immigration advisors may also be licensed by the General Council of the Bar, the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and/or the Faculty of Advocates.
Each advisor is regulated to offer quality legal advice on immigration matters in the UK. Their services include immigration advice, assistance with applications and (depending on the expertise of each professional) representation on immigration-, nationality- and asylum-related matters.
In terms of investment immigration, the United Kingdom offers the Tier 1 (Investor) Visa program. Immigrant investors can apply 3 months before they decide to travel to their new home. This visa allows holders to work or study in the UK and apply to settle after 2 years (if 10 million pounds were invested) or to settle after 3 years (if 5 million pounds were invested).
To be eligible, investors must meet the following requirements:
- Have access to at least 2 million pounds available to invest in the UK
- Reside outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland
- Be over 18 years old
- Open a UK bank account
Ensure you have everything in order before you begin the application process. Find your UK immigration professional below.