To extend an investor visa after 3 years in the UK, it is necessary to prove by documentation that the applicant has at least £2 million in their possession and that these funds are in the UK. Therewith, it is required to confirm that the applicant has invested at least £2 million in British government bonds or in existing companies registered and operating in the UK.
It is important to make investments within 90 days from the moment of entry to the UK via an investor visa. For those who obtained an investor visa in the UK, investment must be made within 90 days from receiving the visa. If, due to the fall of shares or securities value, the actual amount of investment has decreased, the investor will not have to make additional investments.
When extending an investor visa, the following formalities are taken into consideration: whether the investor and their family were registered with Overseas Visitors Records Office within 7 days after arrival in the UK (as is required by the inscription on the investor visa), and whether they applied for financial aid to state organisations. Also the investor cannot work as a doctor, dentist or sports coach.