0:00 – Introduction
In this video, we will introduce the United Kingdom program for immigration through investment. This is also known as an Immigrant Investor program. We will also provide a brief overview of all investment options and the benefits of the program.
0:20 – About the United Kingdom Immigration by Investment Program
The United Kingdom program for immigration by investment is an attractive option for investors that want to explore business opportunities within the country. If you have a thriving business but find that geographical boundaries restrict its potential, then this program may be perfect for you.
To be eligible to apply, you must be over 18 years old, in good health and without a criminal record.
Additionally, you must be able to prove your English proficiency and have available finances to maintain yourself and your dependents.
0:56 – Investment Options
To qualify for the United Kingdom Immigration by Investment program, you have multiple investment options.
1:07 – Representative Option
The first option is to become a representative of an overseas business.
Foreign nationals willing to open a branch office of an existing company, are eligible to apply for this program with no minimum investment required.
You must not be a majority shareholder of the existing company, and the company must have been actively trading for a minimum of 1 year to be eligible for this program.
Initially, you are granted a temporary visa for 3 years and is extendable for a further 2 years.
With the approval of this visa, your spouse and children under 18 years old are also eligible for residency.
After holding the temporary visa for 5 years, you are eligible to apply for a permanent residency and after 12 months, you can apply for British Citizenship.
1:54 – Start-Up Visa Option
The second investment option is to launch a startup.
The startup visa is designed for individuals that want to launch a startup company in the UK and is a replacement for the Graduate Entrepreneur Visa.
If you are granted this visa, you should intend to spend the majority of your working time in the United Kingdom and developing your business venture, but you will not be restricted from undertaking other work.
To be granted a Startup visa, you are required to propose a new business idea that meets innovation, viability and scalability requirements.
Additionally, you must obtain a letter from an approved endorsement body to submit together with your application.
You are also required to prove the credibility of your business proposal to the government.
It is important to note that the Startup visa cannot be extended and will never lead to permanent settlement. It is strictly limited to 2 years, after which you are required to leave the country or apply for a different type of visa, called an innovator visa.
2:57 – Innovator Visa Option
The innovator visa can also be a separate investment option.
This option is for more experienced business people seeking to establish a business in the United Kingdom. Before you apply, you need to have your business or business idea assessed by an endorsement body.
They will provide you with an endorsement letter if your business or business idea is viable.
You are required to have a minimum of 50,000 British pounds in your bank account for 90 consecutive days before you apply.
Once the application is approved, you will be granted residence for three years. If you meet the extension requirements, you can then apply to extend your stay and apply for a permanent residence afterwards.
In addition to the minimum investments, there are government processing fees and professional fees that apply to every option.
To get the updated and detailed costs, you can book a free consultation with one of our expert consultants by applying on our website.
4:00 – Benefits of United Kingdom Immigration
As a resident of the United Kingdom, you will enjoy a stable political climate in a highly respected country. You and your family are entitled to access world-class healthcare and education systems.
You can also apply for the non-domicile tax regime, which limits tax liability on foreign income.
As a citizen of the United Kingdom, you will enjoy visa-free and visa-on-arrival travel to over 180 countries and territories including the United States, The Schengen Area, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan.