UNITED KINGDOM TIER 1 INVESTOR
The UK residence by investment program was first introduced in 1994. Under the UK Tier 1 Investor Programme, the investor would normally wait 5 years to qualify for permanent residence, which they can reduce by choosing the £5m and £10m options. UK citizenship can be obtained after 5 years of living in the country as long as the applicant has held the permanent residence permit for at least 1 year. The UK passport is one of the best in the world and provides visa-free travel to the U.S. and freedom of movement to the EU. The UK is renowned for its dynamic financial sector and world-class education system.
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Tier 1 Investor
STAGE 1: Month 1
Gather the required documents and submit the Tier 1 Investor application to the Home Office, along with application fees. You can choose the Super Premium Service for an application processing time of 24h.
STAGE 2: Month 1-2
The application is approved in principle in 3 weeks, or 24h under the Super Premium Service. Applicant will be given 90 days to enter the UK to make their investment and submit proof.
STAGE 3: Month 2
The applicant receives his Tier 1 Investor visa, which is valid for 3 years and 4 months.
- The Tier 1 Investor can choose the 5m GBP or 10m GBP options to accelerate eligibility for permanent residence
- Applicant can apply for citizenship after 6 years, or 5 years under the 5m and 10m options
- Investor can apply for the non-domicile tax regime, which limits tax liability on foreign income to what they remit to the UK
- Applicants can bring their minor children; parents can apply for family reunification after the main applicant receives permanent residence
- Right to travel within the Schengen area
- Provide a police report and be of good character
- Provide a tuberculosis test
- Investor must spend at least 180 days per year to qualify for permanent residence (indefinite leave to remain)
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