About the Program

Since 2008, the UK government introduced its Tier 1 Investor Visa program. It was developed with the aim of powering the country's economy with foreign capital. Individual investors and their family members may obtain their residence permits and British citizenship by investment. Key concept of the program: investors buy government bonds or invest at least £2 million in the UK-registered companies. As a result, the UK residence permit for the entire family can be obtained within eight weeks.

Note that the applicant must hold at least £2 million personal funds in his/her bank account for at least three months prior to the application

Advantages

  • With a £2million investment, an applicant may apply for settlement after 5 years.
  • The waiting time may be reduced to 3 years if the investment is raised to £5million, and with a £10million investment, applicants are able to apply for settlement following 2 years of UK residency.
  • One year from the obtainment of Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK, an applicant may apply for British citizenship, under certain conditions.
  • UK Work Visa
  • Access to the Highest Standards of Academic Institutions
  • Family Members are included

The main advantages of business immigration to the UK

Opportunity to work and run your own business in the UK and in the EU
Citizenship for the whole family
Attractive taxation system
Stable economy and sustainable growth
Dual citizenship possible
State guarantees for obtaining citizenship
Very high standard of living
Visa-free travel to 174 countries around the world with a UK passport
Social, political and economic protection
  • POPULATION 64,430,428
  • VISA FREE COUNTRIES 174
  • LOCATION Western Europe, islands - including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland - between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea; northwest of France
  • CAPITAL London
  • TOTAL AREA 243,610 sq. km
  • LANGUAGE English
  • RELIGIONS Christian
  • GOVERNMENT TYPE Parliamentary constitutional monarchy and Commonwealth realm
  • CURRENCY British pound (GBP)

Residence by Investment in the UK

1

Investor
Visa

Tier 1 Investor Visa

£ 2, 000, 000

2

Entrepreneur
Visa

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa

£ 200, 000

3

Representative of an Overseas Business Visa

£ 0

1

Investor Visa

£ 2,000,000

Description

Details

Requirements

You will obtain:

PERMANENT RESIDENCE

in 3 or 5 years

CITIZENSHIP

in the 5th or 6th year

Benefits
  • No requirement to demonstrate English language ability
  • Visa is issued for the all immediate family members, including spouse and children under the age of 18
  • Attractive taxation system
  • Prestigious education system for your kids
Tier 1 Investor Visa
  • The Tier 1 (Investor) visa category applies to the main applicant and all immediate family members, including spouse and children under the age of 18
  • No knowledge of English required
  • UK permanent residence is granted in 2-5 years and UK Citizenship is granted in the 5-6-th year of stay in the country
  • The number of days that the applicant is permitted to spend outside of the UK is 180 days per year

The period to obtain UK Permanent Residence (ILR) and UK Citizenship depends on the investment amount

Investment amount
from £2 000 000
from £5 000 000
from £10 000 000
Permanent residence in
5 years
3 years
2 years
UK Ciizenship in the
6th year
5th year
5th year
Requirements for Tier 1 Investor visa category:
  • The applicant should invest £2 000 000 or more through the acquisition of government and corporate bonds, shares of British companies, direct investment in business companies registered in the UK
  • The applicant should open a bank account in the UK
  • If the funds on the applicant’s account have been on a personal account with a bank in any country for the past three months, the conrmation of the origin of the funds is not required
  • The investor has no right to work as a doctor or a coach during the term of the visa
  • The minimum age of the main applicant is 18
2

Entrepreneur Visa

£ 200, 000

Description

Details

Requirements

You will obtain:

PERMANENT RESIDENCE

in 3 or 5 years

CITIZENSHIP

in the 5th or 6th year

Benefits
  • Visa is issued for the all immediate family members, including spouse and children under the age of 18
  • The most favorable conditions for doing business in Europe
  • Attractive taxation system
  • Prestigious education system for your kids
  • Easy business registration
Tier 1 Investor Visa
  • This category allows international businesspeople with between £50,000 and £200,000 in funds available for investment to enter the UK in order to establish or take over a UK business – either exclusively or as a partner
  • The Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa category applies to the main applicant and all immediate family members, including spouse and children under the age of 18
  • Initially, entrepreneur visa is granted for three years and four months and can then be extended for another two years.
  • The applicant is permitted to spend outside of the UK up to 180 days a year
  • With Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa you can apply for British citizenship and UK Residence (ILR) after having spent 6 years in the country, while those who create ten jobs or achieve an annual turnover of £5 million a year are eligible to apply after 5 years of residence in the UK.

Moreover:

This visa is also issued to businessmen who have access to £50,000 in institutions nanced by British organizations:

- FCA registered Venture Capitalist firm

- UK Government Department

- Entrepreneurial seeding competition

These institutions must be recognized by the UK Trade and Investment Service

Requirements for Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa category:
  • The applicant should make the investment within 6 months from the date of entry into the UK with an Entrepreneur Visa
  • English language requirements:The applicant should have a certicate of level B1 CEFR.
  • The applicant must have access to at least £50,000 or £200,000 investment funds to apply
  • The applicant should demonstrate his nancial capability to support himself and his family during their stay in the UK. The applicant provides a nancial guarantee in the amount of £3,310 for himself and £1,890 for each dependent. 3 months prior to the submission of documents for the visa in the UK £945 and £630 for each non-working family member should be available on the balance of the personal account.
  • Applicants must, through the opening of the business, create full time employment for 2 EEA nationals
  • Applicants must have a controlling interest in the business
3

Representative of an Overseas Business Visa

0

Description

Details

Requirements

What will you obtain:

PERMANENT RESIDENCE

5 years

CITIZENSHIP

6th year

Benefits
  • Only 1 employee is required for the organisation of a representative office
  • Visa is issued for the all immediate family members including spouse and children under the age of 18
  • Possibility to organise a representative office in the UK
  • No direct investment required
Sole Representative of an Overseas Business visa:
  • The applicant can apply if he is the sole representative of an overseas company planning to set up a UK branch or awholly owned subsidiary for an overseas parent company
  • Or if one is an employee of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation posted on a long-term assignment
  • To the UK The applicant will obtain visa for 3 years with an opportunity of extension for another 2 years
  • The applicant will be able to apply for permanent residence permit in 3-5 years and UK citizenship in 5-6 years
  • The Sole Representative visa category applies to the main applicant and all immediate family members, including spouse and children under the age of 18
Requirements for Tier 1 Investor visa category:
  • The applicant must be a senior employee of an overseas company who has no UK branch, subsidiary or other representative in the UK already
  • The applicant must have been recruited overseas by the overseas company;
  • The UK entity that will be set up must carry out the same type of business as the overseas company
  • Applicant must have a proven positive track record in the same or very closely related field of work and when they are in the UK can only work for the company that they have come here to establish
  • Applicant must have a credible plan of how they will set up the UK Branch;
  • Applicant needs to demonstrate basic English language ability and meet maintenance requirement

How do we work?

Consultation with a certified immigration lawyer

Our certified immigration lawyers carry out a detailed consultation and select the immigration programmes that are suitable just for you

1
3 Months Compliance time

-Open UK bank account

-Investment is due of the stage

-Bank issues confirmation letter

2
3 Weeks review time

-Submit Investor Visa application & register biometrics in the country of residence.

-The UK Bonder Agency reviews the application including source of finds

3

Application approval & label stamped on passport

4
  • Step-by-step instruction
  • Requirements towards applicants
  • Necessary documents