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* Overview

* Eligibility

* Documents you must provide

* How to apply

* Request an extension

* Change your current visa to this type of visa

* Family members


Change from another visa to this type of visa

You may be able to change your visa to a Tier 1 (investor) visa.

You must replace your visa before it expires.

Who can apply for this visa?

If you have the necessary conditions for this visa and you are in the UK with one of the visas belonging to the following categories, you can apply for this visa.

  • Row 1 visa (general).
  • Row 1 visa (entrepreneur).
  • Row 1 visa (postgraduate activities).
  • Each visa in category 2.

If your visa falls into another category, you must leave the UK and apply for a visa from abroad.

How long can you stay?

After changing the visa to row 1 (investor), you can stay for up to 3 years. You can also renew your visa if you are eligible.

Fee Wage

For each person, you must pay the following amount:

  • pounds 1,623 to replace this visa.
  • Overpayment of medical services.
  • 20 19.20 for capturing and recording biometric information (fingerprints and photos).

If you want your case to be decided sooner than the standard 8-week time, you can pay an extra pounds 477 for priority services. In this case, a decision will be made within 10 working days for your request.

How to apply for a change to this visa

You must apply for a visa online.

Biometric information

Anyone applying for a visa must obtain biometric information (fingerprints and photos). How to get biometric information will be announced after applying for the visa.

If your visa application is accepted, you will receive your biometric residence permit.

How long does it take

The following will usually be decided within a period of time:

  • If you use standard services, within 8 weeks of applying for a visa.
  • If you use the priority service within 10 working days after the visa application time.

If your visa application is complex and different and takes longer to process, you will be contacted, for example for the following reasons:

  • The documents you provide need verification.
  • You need to be present for the interview.
  • Because of personal or criminal circumstances, for example if you have a criminal record.

If you applied for an extension before your visa expires, you can stay in the UK until your application is approved.

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