United Kingdom Residency

United Kingdom

The UK’s Tier 1 Immigration Program provide opportunity to enter one of the top economies and most influential finance and commerce centers in the world. The UK investor visa have been intentionally created to attract investors, entrepreneurs, and other highly-talented individuals that will drive business and prosperity in the UK, through variety of citizenship by investment programs. On this page we will give you all the information and requirements about how to get UK citizenship by investment and permanent residency and talk about what are the benefits of having them.

United Kingdom Residency by Investment Programme:

  • Population: 66.4 million
  • Capital: London
  • Language: English
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Currency: Pound sterling
  • GDP per capita: 42943$
  • Climate: Subtropical, Mediterranean

The United Kingdom At A Glance

The United Kingdom is of islands off the Northwest coast of Europe which include England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. A constitutional monarchy steeped in history, the UK has had a powerful political, financial and cultural influence around the world.

Living in the UK offers a unique combination of bustling modern cities, quaint little towns, beautiful countryside, magnificent natural landscapes, and many famous historical landmarks. The home of modern-day icons like the Beatles and Wimbledon, the UK has just as much pivotal history steeped in its cathedrals, castles, Roman baths, Stonehenge, and old medieval towns. From

Tier 1 Investment Visa

The UK Tier 1 Investment Visa is one of the fastest and most secure ways to obtain UK residency; you can be approved in as little as 10 weeks!  The UK Investor Visa requires an investment of at least £2,000,000 in either British corporate bonds, share capital or loan capital in active and trading UK-registered companies.

It’s an excellent option for investors who have free capital and would like to secure UK citizenship by investment.

With the Tier 1 Investor Visa you can:

  • Work, do business or study in the UK
  • Apply for ILR after 2 years if you invest £10 million
  • Apply for ILR after 3 years if you invest £5 million
  • Apply for ILR if you invest the required £2 million

You cannot:

  • Invest (directly) in companies primarily involved in property investment, management or development
  • Invest in offshore companies
  • Receive public funds

With the UK business visa, you are allowed to reside in the UK for up to 3 years and 4 months. Once this time has elapsed, you can apply to extend the visa for an additional 2 years. After 5 years in the UK, you can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) and 1 year later, you can apply for citizenship.

Qualifications & Conditions

In addition to the investment requirements, there are several other qualifications and conditions that must be met in order to apply to the UK Tier 1 Visa Program and get your residency and UK citizenship by investment.

Applicant Criteria

There will be several strict, detailed checks with the final decision resting with the Ministry. An applicant who has already been rejected for residency in another EU country will automatically be rejected for citizenship under this programme. Investors must be:

  • 18 or over
  • From outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland
  • Willing to invest £2,000,000 or more in either UK corporate bonds, share capital or loan capital in active and trading UK-registered companies.
  • Able to prove that the investment funds personally belong to you or your spouse/partner.
  • Have a UK bank account
  • Economically self-sufficient

The investment funds must be held in at least one approved financial institution (can be outside the UK) and free to spend in the UK

Students on a financial sponsorship are also able to apply if they’re already in the UK and fall into one of the below categories:

  • Tier 4 visa holder (Student visa)
  • Studying, writing a thesis or redoing an exam
  • Student nurse
  • Postgraduate doctor or dentist
  • Student sabbatical officer

In any of the above scenarios, you are required to provide an unconditional agreement in writing from your financial sponsor to re-enter or stay in the UK if your course fees and living costs were paid by either a government or an international scholarship agency.

How to apply for Tier 1 UK investor visa?

The application process for the Tier 1 Investor Visa program is thorough, yet efficient. The Tier 1 Investor category has the shortest application processing time and is straightforward. Here are the UK citizenship requirements:

Key application information:

  • The application fee is £1,561.
  • There is a healthcare surcharge as part of your application.
  • You’ll need to have your fingerprints and photo taken at a visa application center to get a biometric residence permit. You must get this permit within 10 days of when you plan to arrive in the UK.
  • Forms can be submitted online or via mail up to 3 months before traveling to the UK.
  • Application processing time is approximately 3 weeks.
  • UK entrepreneur visas are normally issued 8 weeks after approval, or sooner if using the expedited service.
  • You’ll need a blank page (on both sides) in your passport for your visa.
  • Required documents must be in English or Welsh.

What documents do I need to apply for British citizenship and residency?

  • A current passport or other valid travel identification
  • Birth, marriage, adoption certificates (if applicable)
  • Recent passport-sized photos
  • Your tuberculosis test results (if applicable)
  • A criminal record certificate from any country you have resided in for a year or more during the last 10 years
  • Evidence of the required investment funds and their source. (More details on this below)

You’ll need a certified translation for any documents that aren’t in English or Welsh. You may need to provide additional documents depending on your circumstances.

Proof of investment funds:

If you’re using your own money to invest, you should be able to show:

  • How much money you have and where it’s being held
  • Where the money came from if you haven’t had the money for at least 3 months
  • That the money can be transferred to the UK and converted to sterling (if it’s not already in the UK)

If using your partner’s money you will need to provide:

  • A certificate of marriage or civil partnership or proof that you are in a long-term relationship for at least 2 years if you’re unmarried or in a same-sex relationship.
  • A letter from a legal adviser stating that your partner’s declaration is valid
  • A statement from your partner confirming that you have their permission to control the funds in the UK

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CITIZENSHIP AND RESIDENCY PROGRAMMES

A selection of alternative residency and citizenship investment programmes to consider.

Malta

600 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 183 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Montenegro

450 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 122 countries

Process Duration: 2 months

Cyprus

2 150 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 172 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Moldova

100 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 119 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Austria

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 185 countries

Process Duration: 24 months

Bulgaria

512 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 169 countries

Process Duration: 6-12 months

Turkey

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Middle East Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 110 countries

Process Duration: 2 months

Jordan

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Middle East Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 49 countries

Process Duration: 4 Months

Vanuatu

130 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 125 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Saint Lucia

100 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 128 countries

Process Duration: 3 months

Saint Kitts & Nevis

200 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Caribbean Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 130 countries

Process Duration: 3-4 months

Grenada

150 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Caribbean Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 127 countries

Process Duration: 3-4 months

Dominica

100 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Caribbean Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 120 countries

Process Duration: 4 months

Antigua & Barbuda

200 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Caribbean Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 130 countries

Process Duration: 3-4 months

Residence by investment Programs

Explore the most popular residency by investment programs worlwide

Greece

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 172 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Spain

500 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 129 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Portugal

500 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 172 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Australia

500 000EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 183 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Austria

250 000EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 185 countries

Process Duration: 4 months

Cyprus

2 150 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 172 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Canada

1 200 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 180 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Italy

2 000 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 150 countries

Process Duration: 6-8 months

Switzerland

250 000EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 155 countries

Process Duration: 4 months

HongKong

200 000EUR Investment

Real Estate

Asia Residency

Visa Free travel to 79 countries

Process Duration: 3 months

Jersey

1 000 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 129 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Latvia

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 129 countries

Process Duration: 3 months

Malaysia

135 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Asia Residency

Visa Free travel to 172 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Malta

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 98 countries

Process Duration: 3-4 months

Monaco

1 000 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 173 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

New Zealand

5 500 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 173 countries

Process Duration: 6-8 months

Singapore

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Asia Residency

Visa Free travel to 65 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Thailand

60 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Asia Residency

Visa Free travel to 120 countries

Process Duration: 3 months

United Kingdom

2 000 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 175 countries

Process Duration: 3 months

USA

 

900 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 180 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

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