You will be able to make an application for indefinite leave to remain if you have been in the UK for a continuous period of 5 years as a Tier 1 Investor.
There is however an accelerated route option if you have invested £5m within 3 years. In this case, where you have invested £5m, you may apply for Indefinite leave to remain at the third year. Furthermore, you will also qualify for settlement within 2 years if you have invested £10m within 2 years.
It is important to note that even after you have obtained settlement (indefinite leave to remain in the UK), you will still need to wait to complete 6 years in the UK to apply for settlement.
Application of indefinite leave to remain as a Tier 1 investor should normally be submitted just before the expiry of your current leave to remain
|Tier 1 Investor Entry Clearance|
|Switching into the Tier 1 Investor visa category|
|Extending your leave as a Tier 1 investor|