SUPER PREMIUM SAME-DAY SERVICE
UK Visas and Immigration’s Super Premium Service allows individuals who are applying to extend their stay or settle in the UK as a Tier 1 Investor to receive a decision on their application within 24 hours.
About the Super Premium Same-Day Service
The Super Premium Service can be used by any person applying to extend their stay or settle in the UK as a Tier 1 Investor.
If you apply via the Super Premium Service, a Home Office courier will collect your completed application. Three working days later, Home Office premium service centre staff will visit you to take your biometric information (fingerprints and photograph). You will receive a decision on the same day.
You can choose the date and location of both the collection and visit.
The Home Office charges a fee of £10,500 per visit, plus the premium service and standard application fee.
However, the Super Premium Service can be used by 4 main applicants and a maximum of 10 people per visit. Applicants can therefore share their Super Premium Service appointments, and the visit fee, with other applicants.
Richmond Chambers is part of a network of investment migration specialists that exchanges information regarding forthcoming Super Premium Service appointments. Through this network we are able to introduce our clients to other Super Premium Service applicants, allowing our clients to substantially reduce the cost of applying via the Super Premium Service.
Tier 1 Investor visa holders are not eligible to use UKVI’s Premium Same Day Service.
What else do I need to know about the Super Premium Service?
You will receive your passport back on the date of the Super Premium Service visit. However, it will take 2-3 days for your new Biometric Residence Permit to be produced. You can travel without this, but you will need your BRP to re-enter the UK.
Certain individuals are required to register with the police after being granted further leave to remain. If this applies to you, you will need to register with the police within 7 days of receiving your new BRP.
The Super Premium Service can be used by individuals applying in categories other than the Tier 1 Investor category.
If you are applying for an extension of stay or settlement as a Tier 1 Entrepreneur and require a decision within 24 hours then you may be able to apply via the Super Premium Service, but you will need to obtain the consent of the Home Office first.
How our immigration barristers can help
Richmond Chambers is widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading immigration practices for investors. Our immigration barristers were awarded ‘Business Immigration Chambers of the Year in England’ at the 2018 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Awards, ‘UK Business Immigration Barrister of the Year’ at the ACQ5 Law Awards 2018 and ‘Business Immigration Set of the Year’ at the Global Law Experts Awards 2017. The work of our immigration barristers on behalf of investors has also been recognised through membership of the Investment Migration Council and the Department of International Trade’s Investor Support Network.
Our barristers can assist you to book a Super Premium Service appointment, prepare your application for collection by a Home Office courier, provide facilities for the enrolment of your biometric information at our offices and liaise with the Home Office to ensure that your application is processed within 1 day.
Our investment immigration barristers works closely with investors, wealth managers and leading banks to prepare and submit high quality visa applications for investors and their families. We are experts in the immigration options for investors and will guide you through the complex Home Office rules and policies.
We pride ourselves on being approachable and proactive in understanding and meeting our clients’ needs. We are a highly driven team, dedicated to providing clear and reliable immigration advice to investors as part of a professional and friendly service.
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Applications under the Tier 1 Investor - £1 million route
If you entered the Tier 1 Investor visa category before 6 November 2014, you can qualify for an extension of stay and settlement under the Tier 1 Investor – £1 million route.
In order to qualify for further leave to remain as a Tier 1 Investor, you will need to satisfy UK Visas and Immigration that:
- You have invested at least £750,000 of your own money in UK government bonds or actively trading UK companies;
- If the value of your investment is less than £1 million, you hold a sufficient balance of funds to bring your total investment to at least £1 million;
- The balance of funds is held as cash on deposit or has been used to purchase an asset such as unmortgaged property which you use as your own home;
- You made your investment within 3 months of entering the Tier 1 Investor category;
- You have maintained both your qualifying investment and any balance of funds throughout the period of your leave as a Tier 1 Investor.
In order to qualify for indefinite leave to remain as a Tier 1 Investor, you will additionally need to satisfy UK Visas and Immigration that:
- You have spent the relevant period of 2, 3 or 5 years with leave in the Tier 1 Investor category;
- You have not spent more than 180 days (six months) outside the UK each year during any rolling 12-month period of your leave as a Tier 1 Investor;
- You have sufficient knowledge of the English language (unless aged 65 or over);
- You have passed the Life in the UK test (unless aged 65 or over).
Applications under the Tier 1 Investor - £2 million route
If you do not already hold a Tier 1 Investor visa granted before 6 November 2014, you will need to have access to £2 million and be willing to invest your funds in UK government bonds or actively trading UK companies.
In order to qualify for a Tier 1 Investor visa under the £2 million route, you will need to satisfy UK Visas and Immigration that:
- You have funds amounting to at least £2 million belonging to yourself, your partner or the two of you jointly;
- The money is held in a regulated financial institution;
- The money is freely transferable to the UK and able to be converted to pounds sterling;
- You have opened an account with a UK regulated bank for the purpose of investing not less than £2 million in the UK.
If you have held your investment funds for less than 90 days then you will need to prove the source of your funds and, in every case, the Home Office will need to be satisfied as to the provenance of the funds.
If applying from overseas, you and any adult dependents will need to provide an overseas criminal record certificate for any country that you have lived in for at least 12 months in the last 10 years.
Investment Management for Tier 1 Investors
Whilst we are able to draw on our intimate knowledge of the Home Office rules and policy to provide you with expert legal advice in relation to your Tier 1 Investor visa application, we can also direct you to FCA-registered wealth managers who can ensure that your investment portfolio is both compliant and structured for steady growth.
Fresh applications, Administrative reviews and Judicial reviews for Tier 1 Investors
If your application for leave to remain or settlement as a Tier 1 Investor has been refused, our immigration barristers can advise on the merits of making a fresh application or challenging the decision.
If the decision-maker failed to apply the Immigration Rules or Home Office policy correctly, we can bring Administrative Review proceedings to challenge the decision.
If the decision to refuse your application was unlawful, unreasonable or procedurally improper, our immigration barristers can apply for Judicial Review and provide representation at Judicial Review hearings.