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U.K Residency Visa

Residence in the UK for Investors & Innovators worldwide

International business environment — London is the financial capital of the world

In the Centre of all. Direct international flight connections to almost all major cities in the world

Attractive tax regime for high-net-worth individuals who are resident but not domiciled

World-renowned schools and universities. High class Health System and Hospitals.

TIER 1 UK Investor visa

Investors seeking a residency visa for the UK, consider the Tier 1 Investment Visa. This is the main Visa which requires to have access to at least £2,000,000 in investment funds to apply, and allows temporary residency in the UK for the investor and their immediate family.
This residency lasts for 3 years and 4 months and applicants can apply to extend this residency a further 2 years. Investors can then apply for indefinite leave to remain after 5 years and British citizenship after 6 years. With this visa one can study or work (some limitations exist to doctors or dentists). 
There is no direct UK citizenship by investment programme.

Detailed information on the Tier 1 Investor visa is available on the Home Office website. This information is not intended to be immigration advice.

TIER 1 UK Entepreneur visa

Investors seeking a residency visa for the UK could up to now also consider the Tier 1 Entepreneur visa. This required an investment of £2 million and allowed temporary residency in the UK for the investor and their immediate family.
As from April 2019, you can no longer apply for a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa, instead, you might be able to apply for an Innovator visa or a Start-up visa.
The difference between the previous Tier 1 scheme is that now the applicant must have a genuine and authentic business plan which meet new or existing market demands, must have all the required skills, knowledge, experience and market knowledge to successfully manage the business and there must be proof of a structured plan.

Tier 1 Start-up visa

No funds are needed only a genuine and original business plan.

Up to 2 year residency for the applicant and his family

Applicant can work only on developing the business idea to a viable business.

After two years applicants can switch to the Innovator category

The Tier 1 Start-Up Visa is pointed at high potential entrepreneurs in their early stage of their Business process. It requires a person towork on developing a business in the UK.
The applicant must have a genuine and original business plan which meet new or existing market needs creating a competitive advantage for the future business. Applicants must have the necessary skills, knowledge, experience and market knowledge to successfully run the business and there must be evidence of structured planning.

It is critical that before application, the business idea has to be assessed by a Home Office approved endorsing body. They will assess the viability of the business or business idea and if approved they will provide an endorsement letter to submit with the application.

Successful start-uppers are granted permission to reside for two years at a time and can bring their family members to the UK. After two years, they can swich to the Innovator category and extend their stay for a further three years or to settle permanently in the UK under indefinite leave to remain (ILR). Each of these three stages (initial application, extension, settlement) requires endorsement from an endorsing body.
To qualify for ILR under the Tier 1 Start-Up Visa category, applicants are required to meet certain criteria, detailed in the downloadable UK Innovator Program factsheet.
Under this visa the applicant can work in another job, as well as working for his business.

Detailed information on the Tier 1 Start-up visa is available on the Home Office website. This information is not intended to be immigration advice.

Tier 1 U.K. Innovator visa

Minimum investment of £50,000 is needed per applicant.

Applicants can reside in the UK with their families for three years.

During this period one can work only on developing their business.

Applicant can apply to extend his stay for a further 3 years or to settle permanently in the UK.

The Tier 1 Innovator visa is pointed at those who can demonstrate relevant background in business. It requires a person to set up a new, or run an existing business in the UK. The applicant must be at least 18 years of age and possess at least GBP 50,000 in venture funds if they want to set up a new business. They do not need funds if their business is already established and has been endorsed for an earlier visa. The funding can come from any source.

It is critical that before application, the business or business idea has to be assessed by a Home Office approved endorsing body. They will assess the viability of the business or business idea and if approved they will provide an endorsement letter to submit with the application.

Successful innovators are granted permission to reside for three years at a time and can bring their family members to the UK. After three years, innovators can apply to extend their stay for a further three years or to settle permanently in the UK under indefinite leave to remain (ILR). Each of these three stages (initial application, extension, settlement) requires endorsement from an endorsing body. To qualify for ILR under the Tier 1 Innovator visa category, applicants are required to meet certain criteria, detailed in the downloadable UK Innovator Program factsheet.

Under this Visa the applicant can set up a business or several businesses, work for his business – this includes being employed as a director, or self-employed as a member of a business partnership.

Detailed information on the Tier 1 Innovator visa is available on the Home Office website. This information is not intended to be immigration advice.

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