Tier 1 Investor visa.
The investment programme is designed for High Net Worth(HNW) individuals who wish to invest minimum amount of £2,000,000 of their own money in the UK economy. Dependants of the investor will also be able to enter the UK based on investor's visa.
The investor will be able to liquidate investment funds once he has been settled in the UK While the HNW is on investor's visa he can engage in work, business or study.
For the immigration purposes the invested money cannot be in companies mainly engaged in property investment, property management or property development.
If you wish to set your own business in the UK you no longer need specified funds, instead you must acquire endorsement from one of the authorised organisations in order to submit an application for start-up visa. You would still need to meet financial requirements for maintenance and an exceptional business plan. You also need to meet English Language requirement with the minimum level of B2.You can not extend this visa and upon successful 2 years of business you can apply for innovator visa.
You can apply for an Innovator visa if: you want to set up or run a business in the UK - you need to have your business or business idea endorsed by an approved body. You must have at least £50,000 in investment funds if you want to set up a new business. You do not need funds if your business is already established and has been endorsed for an earlier visa. This type of visa can be extended and leads to settlement
The sole representative of an overseas business.
Sole representative is a visa for senior staff or managers of the foreign company, with a view to open a branch in the United Kingdom. One representative of a foreign company will suffice to open an office in the UK. Visa is for 3 years with possible extension for 2 years. UK settlement (ILR) issued after 5 years of residence in the United Kingdom. You can apply for British citizenship in the 6th year of residence. Family dependents can join the main applicant