UK Investment Visa program

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    Country overview

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

    The UK has long been a significant world power. London is the world’s financial capital, offering an international business environment. The UK is renowned 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, and UK Citizenship by Investment is one pathway to permanent residence, eventually leading to citizenship in the UK.

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    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

    UK Investment Visa is a Tier 1 program that provides high-net-worth individuals with an opportunity to acquire a residence permit in the UK. Launched in 2008, it is part of the United Kingdom Points Based System, provided to wealthy foreigners who want to invest at least £2 million in the UK. You can apply for faster settlement and, eventually, British citizenship depending upon the amount of investment.

    However, the Investment Visa is not a direct UK Citizenship by Investment program, like in many other countries. It means you must live in the UK before applying to become a citizen. The Tier 1 Innovator Visa is aimed at those who can demonstrate relevant experience in business and requires individuals to set up or run an existing business in the UK.
    As one of the leading residency by investment agents, we here at DM Citizenship by Investment can help you acquire a UK residence permit. To know more about the program and how you can help, get in touch with our business immigration consultants today!

    Qualifications for UK investment visa

    To qualify, applicants must invest GBP 50,000 into a new business endorsed and approved by the Home Office and produce a business plan.

    To obtain their residence permit through this program, the investors must contribute a minimum of GBP 2 million to one or more UK-registered companies or in UK government bonds. Acquiring a residence permit through the Tier 1 visa program allows the investor to enjoy all the benefits of a UK passport without any restrictions. Additionally, by holding a UK permanent residence permit for a year and by residing in the country for a period of five or more years, applicants become eligible to apply for UK Citizenship.

    Aside from the investment itself, there are specific other criteria that the investor needs to fulfil to acquire a residence permit through the UK Investor visa. 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 UK Investor Visa

    • Route to UK Citizenship

      The program allows the applicant to live in the country for 40 months. After that, they can extend their residency by two 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 Pounds.

    • Dependents

      The applicant can add their spouse and children under 18 as dependents.
      You and your family can later become British citizens, allowing you to travel visa-free to more than 100 countries.

    Program Benefits

    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.
    • 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 130+ 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 an innovative business in the UK. The minimum required investment is £50,000, and you need to be endorsed by an endorsing body.

    • UK Sole Representative Visa

      A sole Representative is a UK visa category whose primary purpose is to allow a senior employee (individual) of an overseas business to enter the UK and establish, and run, a registered UK branch or a wholly-owned subsidiary of the business 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 GBP 2 million.

    Documents Required for Tier 1 UK Investor Visa

    Considering the required investment is high, most applicants hire experts with strong knowledge of British finance and immigration laws. DM can assist you and your family with Residence by Investment from Dubai. Our services include:

    The documents necessary for a UK Tier 1 Investor Visa are as mentioned as under:

    • Documentation

      Our UK Business Immigration experts will help you arrange all the documents and improve your application per the country’s policies and program guidelines.

    • Online Registration

      We work hard to deliver a flawless service wherein the number of touchpoints from contacting us to receiving your UK visa is minimal. Register with us today online to avail our services.

    • We Will Call

      Once we have reviewed and evaluated your documents and application, a member of the immigration team at DM will contact you to guide you to the next step.

    • Enjoy Your Freedom

      After a due diligence check from our experts. We will formally apply on behalf of the applicant, keep updating you about the process, and offer post-landing services.


    The Tier 1 Investor Visa is the United Kingdom's version of the Golden Visa because it grants residency to foreigners who make significant investments in the British economy. However, the minimum investment required for a Tier 1 Investor visa is higher – from £2 million – and investment in real estate does not qualify.
    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, 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 also cannot work as a medical practitioner unless you have a degree from a UK institution or previously worked in those positions in the UK.
    Yes, UK Investor Visa can lead to British 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, 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 British laws Sound moral character Familiar with UK culture and knowledge of either English, Scottish, or Welsh language.
    A UK Investor Visa validates for up to three years and four months. When your visa is to expire, you can extend it for another two years. After five years of residency, you can avail of Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). If you invested £5 million, you could apply for ILR after three years of residency, whereas if you invested £10 million, you could apply for ILR after only two years.

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    We assists international clients in obtaining residence and citizenship under the respective programs.

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      Congratulations you have taken first step towards a better future. Our team will contact you as soon as possible.

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