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United Kingdom Investor Visa

The fastest route to the UK citizenship

United Kingdom Investor Visa

The fastest route to the UK citizenship

About the United Kingdom Investor Visa (Tier 1) Program

The United Kingdom Investor Visa:

The United Kingdom (UK) Tier 1 Investor Visa offers a secure and fast-track route to settlement for foreign investors and their family members. The visa enables them to relocate to the UK and enjoy the high living standards, security, renowned education, and start the journey towards UK Citizenship.

The Investor visa requires a substantial investment of £2 m/£5/ or £10m in share or loan capital in active UK businesses.

The processing time of the UK Investor visa applications is around three weeks. The initial visa is granted for three years and four months (three years if processed in the UK). After this time, applicants can request a 2-year extension, as long as they meet the eligibility criteria. After having spent a continuous period of five years in the UK, applicants may apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR).

The program allows accelerated routes to settlement: after three years with the overall investment of £5 million, or after 2 years with a total of £10 million.

Knowledge of the English language is not required for the initial visa, however, it is among the requirements for further ILR applications.

The United Kingdom (UK):

The United Kingdom is one of the top influential economic and political powers. It is strategically located between mainland Europe and North America.

The UK has rich, distinctive history, which contributed to its present cultural diversity. The UK is an ideal place for conducting international business. Many multinational corporations and financial institutions have their headquarters in London.

Many global families relocate to the UK to receive top education for their kids and enjoy the cosmopolitan lifestyle.

 

Benefits of UK Investor visa

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Fast and secure settlement in the UK with visa approval within 3 weeks

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The program requires an investment, not a donation

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Visa entry application which leads to permanent residence and citizenship

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Dual citizenship is permitted in the UK

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Favourable tax regime. Non-domiciled tax for residents in the UK

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Live, work and study in the UK. Over 180 countries visa free, including the USA, Canada and EU, once the UK passport is obtained

Investment Options

The Investor visa (Tier 1) requires a substantial investment of £2 m/£5/ or £10m in share or loan capital in active UK businesses.

The program allows accelerated routes to settlement: after three years with the overall investment of £5 million, or after two years with the total of £10 million.

Investment amount £ 2 million £5 million £10 million
Eligibility for settlement 5 years of continuous residence 3 years of continuous residence 2 years of continuous residence

Requirements

  • No previous criminal record
  • Main applicant over 18 years old
  • Have a legitimate source of wealth
  • Good character and a clean criminal record statement
  • Have available the required investment funds
  • Applicant must have opened a UK investment account at an FCA regulated institution

Who else can be included in the application:

  • Spouse of the main applicant
  • Same-sex or unmarried civil partner of the main applicant
  • Dependent children of the main applicant and spouse until 18 years old
  • Dependent children over 18 if they’re currently in the UK as dependants

Stages of application

  • Initial consultation

    Initial free consultation with one of the GLS experts

  • Program information and due diligence check

    Detailed fee schedule and a free of charge preliminary due diligence check

  • Client agreement and retainer fee payment

    Signing of the client agreement and payment of the retainer fee

  • Preparation of the documents and visa submission

    We will assist you with the whole procedure of the documents’ preparation, including the translation, notarisation, and apostille of the relevant documents

  • Processing of visa application

    The processing time varies and is on average around 3 weeks

  • Visa receipt

    Once your visa is granted you can start living in the UK. GLS team will assist you with all the matters required for your smooth relocation to the UK. Schooling of children, property purchase, healthcare and anything else

  • UK Investor Visa renewal

    You will be required to renew your Investor visa after over 3 years of continuous residence in the UK. The new visa will be granted for further 2 years.

  • Application for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)

    You can apply for your ILR after 5 years of continuous residence in the UK (unless you have accelerated your application). We will assist you with every step on the way.

  • British citizenship

    After 5 years of continuous residence in the UK you can apply for British citizenship

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Great Britain

Capital:
London
Area:
209,331 km2
Population:
67 million people
GDP:
US $2,622 trillion
Language:
English
Money:
Pound Sterling
Head of State:
Queen Elizabeth II

F.A.Q.

Is dual citizenship allowed in the UK?
Yes, the UK allows dual citizenship
Does the UK Investor visa require a medical check?
There is no medical check requirement
How many days should I have spent in the UK to be eligible for citizenship?
To apply for the UK citizenship, you must not have spent over 450 days outside the UK in the 5-year period, and no more than 90 days during the 12 months prior to application

Contact Us

GLS Private Office offers global lifestyle solutions to established business people and their families. GLS operates as a one-stop-shop and is a single point of contact for wealthy families with a global mindset. The company takes care of every need of its globally-minded clients: from obtaining a second citizenship/residence by investment to finding the best schools for children’s education, global property acquisition, succession planning and many more. Ancillary services provided by GLS are limited to the extent of a client wish. Anything that can be priced, qualified, and quantified, we are ready to research, negotiate and manage.

Contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible

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