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United Kingdom

Immigrant Investor Program

Looking for a diverse, prosperous and perfectly located place to call home? Look no further than the UK, an economic and cultural hub boasting one of the best and most sought-after standards of living in the world.

WHY CHOOSE THE UK?

Being granted residency or citizenship status in the UK gives you access to a world of exclusive benefits, including:

  • A diverse and multicultural society represented by large cultural and ethnic communities;
  • A superior standard of education, a broad network of state and private schools, and more than 150 universities and higher education institutions;
  • One of the best free medical care services in the world;
  • A member of the G8;
  • A key member of the EU, which means greater business opportunities throughout Europe;
  • An unrivalled financial business center (London);
  • An attractive tax regime for high net worth investors classed as "UK resident, non-domicile";
  • The travel mobility and security of a UK passport.

Qualifications

Investment criteria Offered through our joint venture with a UK-authorized financial institution, the UK Immigrant Investor Program is a three-tiered system enabling people who invest at a higher level to be granted residency sooner. To qualify for the program, you will need to meet one of the three investment requirements outlined in the "Investment Process" section.

Other qualification criteria

In addition to making a financial investment, applicants must also meet the following requirements:

  • Be able to maintain and accommodate yourself and any dependents without taking employment (outside of self-employment or business);
  • Make the UK your main home. You will need to spend at least 50% of your time there (6 out of 12 months) to maintain your visa status.

INVESTMENT PROCESS

Applicants must invest no less than 100% of the specified investment amount of their capital in the UK by way of UK government bonds, share capital or loan capital in active and trading UK registered companies.

As shown in the table below, the higher the investment (and therefore the net personal assets required), the faster the applicant will obtain their stay for settlement (ILR).

INVESTMENT OPTIONS

FULL INVESTMENT: £2 million
STAY FOR SETTLEMENT (ILR):
5 years

CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS

If you have lived in the UK for five or more years, you are eligible to apply for UK citizenship as long as you meet the following residency requirements:

  • You have been absent from the country for no more than 90 days (three months) in the 12 months preceding the application. The total number of days spent outside of the UK for the entire five-year qualifying period should not exceed 450 days (i.e. three months of every year, or 75 percent of your time);
  • You are of good moral character and are not in breach of any immigration laws;
  • You can demonstrate a good knowledge of UK life and culture, and a basic level of English or Welsh, or Scottish Gaelic languages.

CURRENCY

British Pound (GBP)

Steps and Timeline

There are two phases to the processing, Phase 1 deals with Investment and Phase 2 deals with Visa Application.

Phase 1 (takes about 2 months)

Step 1

File preparation and submission. Application fees are due at this stage.

Step 2

Applicant receives a pre-approval letter.

Step 3

Investment transfer by the applicant.

Step 4

Upon receipt of fujnds, the bank issues a confirmation letter for assets verification, allowing applicant to proceed to Phase 2.

Step 5 - 7 (about 2 months)

Application for Tier 1 v isa is prepared and filed with UK Border Agency in applicant's country of residence.

Step 6

Applicant and family members must submit to biometrics at the UK Border Agency where visa application was filed.

Step 7 - 8 (about 2 months)

Once application is approved, applicant and family present original passports for visa labels to be stamped.

Step 8

Upon landing in the UK, applicant must go to the bank to complete investment procedure.

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United Kingdom
United Kingdom Map

63,395,574

Population Growth:0.55%

37,500 USD

GDP(per capita) GDP(purchasing power parity) 2.375 trillion USD (2012)

195

Visa free countries

LOCATION

Western Europe, Islands

CAPITAL

Western Europe, Islands

DIFFERENCE

UTC 0

TOTAL AREA

243,610 sq. km

AGE DEMOGRAPHICS

0-14: 17.3%, 15-64: 65.4%, 65+: 17.3%

LANGUAGE

English

RELIGIONS

Christian: 71.6%, Muslim: 2.7%, Hindu: 1.0%, other: 1.6%

GOVERNMENT TYPE

Constitutional monarchy and commonwealth realm