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.

Location

Europe

Population

66 million

Capital

London

Currency

Pound Sterling (GBP)

Language

English

 

Investment Amounts

Tier 1 Investor

 

Application Process

  • 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.

 

Benefits

  • 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

 

Requirements

  • 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)

If you are interested in Citizenship or Residency by investment

Click to the Global Residence Index homepage to learn more.

 

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Here is what you can expect from your free consultation with our advisory team:

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By the end of the consultation, you will know if you’re eligible to apply so you don't spend time and money investigating yourself

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We will answer any specific questions you have about the program and application process

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We’ll help you understand the best investment option for you