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    UK - Overview Of The Country

    The United Kingdom is a country off the northern coast of mainland Europe made up of England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. It operates with the modern-day parliamentary democracy and the industrial revolution. The country today is one of the largest economies in Europe and a leading global trading center.

    The UK has long been a significant world power. London is the world’s financial capital, offering an international business environment. The UK is well-known for having some of the best educational institutions and an open, global culture.

    Following a referendum in January 2020, the UK is no longer a part of the European Union. It is still a part of several major global institutions such as the Commonwealth, NATO, G7, G20, United Nations, and WTO, to name a few. The country welcomes immigrants through British Citizenship Investment programs.

    Statistics of UK

    The United Kingdom houses one of the oldest monuments in the world – Stonehenge. Although English is the country’s official language, several different accents exist. The UK ranks among one of the top countries in the world in terms of export. The UK has the world’s sixth-largest economy by nominal gross domestic product and the eighth-largest by purchasing power parity. It has a high-income economy and a high Human Development Index rating, ranking 18th worldwide. It also performs well in international education, healthcare, life expectancy and human development rankings.

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    About UK Residency by Investment Program

    The UK opened an immigration route for foreign investors in 1994. The immigration authorities launched a point-based system that included Tier 1 Investor and Tier 1 Entrepreneur visas. However, last year the UK government officially made a decision to close the Tier 1 Investor visa route for new applications from all nationalities due to security concerns. However, extensions are still available on already-issued visas.

    Tier 1 investor visa allowed entry and stay in the UK if a non-EEA individual invested funds in share or loan capital in active and trading UK-registered companies. A new visa type was introduced for genuine investors who wanted to set up their own business in the UK: The innovator visa. You need a minimum investment of £50K to qualify for UK Residency by Investment. Applicants must demonstrate an innovative, scalable and viable idea for the business launch, supported by an endorsing body. The investment funds should be from legitimate sources. However, investing in UK government bonds is also an option. The authorities want the investors to show genuine job creation and other tangible economic impacts.

    The initial validity period for this visa is 3 years and can be extended for 3 more years. Under immigration rules, migrants can avail of permanent residency status, Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) for 3 years, and obtain British citizenship through investment after 6 years.

    DM Citizenship by Investment can help you meet the requirements for a UK residence permit. To know more about the program, get in touch with our business immigration consultants today!

    Qualifications for UK Residence Visa by Investment

    To qualify for UK Residence Visa by Investment, applicants must invest £50,000 into a new business with an endorsement letter approved by the Home Office. Plus, potential applicants must have business experience to produce a unique plan. The endorsing body will decide if the business plan and required documentation meet the criteria of innovation, viability and scalability and are genuine and credible.

    • Innovation

      The candidate satisfies the business endorsement criteria and makes an original business plan catering to local and international markets.

    • Viability

      The applicant has sufficient knowledge, extensive experience, market awareness and required skills to run their business successfully.

    • Scalability

      Proof of structured planning and prospects of job creation as well as the ability to grow into national markets.

    Beside investment itself, there are specific other criteria that the investor needs to fulfill to acquire a UK residence permit by investment. Some requirements include opening a UK bank account, residing in the UK for a specified period, and proof that the investment amount has been obtained legally.

    Features of the UK Citizenship Investment Program

    • Route to UK Citizenship

      The residence by investment program allows the applicant to live in the country for three years and apply for permanent residency. After that, they can extend their residency permit by three years and apply for citizenship after completing six years.

    • Quality of the Life

      The applicant can enjoy the benefits of living in one of the strongest economies in the world and one of the best healthcare systems. The minimum Investment Required is £50,000.

    • Dependents

      The principal applicant can apply for dependents like their spouse and children below 18.

    You and your family can later become British citizens, allowing you to travel visa-free to more than 170 countries.

    Benefits Of UK Investment Visa

    By acquiring residency status or citizenship from the UK, investors can open a world of opportunities. Aside from the benefits listed below, investors and their families can enjoy life in a diverse and multicultural society with many options available in every sector.

    • Reside in one of the best countries in the world in terms of infrastructure, healthcare, and education.
    • Comfort and secure living conditions.
    • Favorable taxation regime for UK residents.
    • Stable banking system that allows you to secure and increase your savings.
    • Provides an opportunity to do business on a global scale.
    • Opportunity to obtain UK citizenship and passport
    • Upon securing a UK passport, you can travel visa-free to more than 170+ countries, including the EU states, Japan, and Singapore.
    • Citizenship rights can be passed down to future generations.

    UK Business Immigration Programs

    • UK Innovator Visa

      UK Innovator Visa targets experienced business people ready to set up unique business in the UK which is innovative. The minimum required investment is £50,000, and you need endorsement by an authorised body./p>

    • UK Sole Representative Visa

      The idea behind this type of investment visa is to allow a senior employee of an foreign business to enter the United Kingdom and launch or manage a registered UK branch or a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company in the UK.

    • Tier 1 Investor Visa

      The Tier 1 Investor category is designed to allow high-net-worth individuals to make a substantial financial investment in the United Kingdom. The applicant investment required here is £2 million.

    Necessary Documents Required for UK Investment Visa

    Applicants must submit necessary documents as a part of the application process to apply for a UK Investment Visa. The relevant UK authorities will decide on the application based on these documents and the online application form.

    • Valid Travel Document
    • Negative Tuberculosis test results
    • Criminal record certificate
    • Evidence that you have the required funds for investment
    • The principal applicant should be a minimum of 18 and can add dependents to their application: spouses, partners and minor children.
    • Proof of English knowledge at level B2. Applicants do not need to pass the language test.

    If your partner provides the money, you should submit the following as well:

    • Marriage certificate or civil partnership.
    • A confirmation from your partner to allow you to control the funds in the UK
    • Statement validity letter from a legal adviser
    • Proof of having a UK bank account
    • Translate documents which aren’t in English or Welsh

    Application process for UK Residence Permit by Investment

    UK Investment Visa is applied through the Visas and Immigration website of the UK Government. The application process is as follows:

    • Complete the online application form
    • Provide the required documents
    • Pay the visa fee
    • Pay the health surcharge
    • Once you apply online, you must locate the nearest UK visa application center to submit your biometric information, fingerprints, and other required documents.
    • The visa application process takes up to three weeks

    For more details, contact our Residence by Investment consultant in UAE.

    How DM CBI Can Help You With The UK Citizenship Process?

    Most applicants prefer to hire expert consultants and agents with knowledge of finances and immigration laws in the region. DM can assist you and your family with Residence by Investment from Dubai. Our services include:

    • Documentation

      Our UK Business Immigration experts will help you provide a document review service to improve your application per the country’s policies and program guidelines.

    • Online Registration

      We work hard to deliver flawless service in applications for settlement. Register with us today online to use our wealth of knowledge and know investment requirements.

    • We Will Call

      After the accelerated review service, we aim at an entry clearance application, and a member of the immigration team at DM will contact you to guide you to the next step.

    • Enjoy Your Freedom

      We will formally apply on behalf of the applicant, keep updating you about the process of entry clearance application and offer post-landing services.

    Most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) On UK Citizenship By Investment Program

    No, the investment in real estate does not qualify for UK residency. The UK investment visa is the version of the UK Golden Visa because it offers residency to overseas individuals who make qualified investments in its economy. However, the minimum investment required for an innovator visa is higher – from £50K to set up own business with an endorsed business plan.
    Your family members can also be part of the UK Investor Visa. Dependent family members include your spouse, partner, and minor child (under 18). Adult children, if they are dependent or already in the UK with you, can also join you. They must apply online through the UK government's Visas and Immigration website and have a clean criminal record from all the regions they have resided in (adult family members only).
    Yes, a UK Investment Visa can lead to UK citizenship – a few years later. After receiving the Investor Visa, you must maintain your investment, and you and your family members must continuously live in the UK to qualify for citizenship. To be eligible for a British passport in the UK, you must:
    • Reside in the UK for a minimum of six years
    • You must be in the UK 75% of the time in the first five years
    • In the year before the citizenship application, you cannot be outside the country for more than three months in total
    • Not broken any laws
    • Sound moral character
    • Familiar with UK culture and knowledge of either English, Scottish, or Welsh language.
    To qualify for a UK visa through investment, applicants must invest a minimum of £50,000 into a new business with an endorsement letter approved by the Home Office and have business experience to produce a good plan. The endorsing body will decide if the business plan and required documentation meet the endorsement criteria of innovation, viability and scalability and are genuine and credible.
    Yes, if you have a UK Investor Visa, you and your dependent family can also work and study in the UK. However, you cannot work as a sports coach or professional sportsperson. You can only work as a medical practitioner if you have a degree from a UK institution or previously worked in those positions in the UK.
    A UK Innovator Visa validates for three years initially. When your visa is to expire, you can extend it for another three years. After three years, you can apply for permanent residency or Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR).

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