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WHY UNITED KINGDOM?

  • The UK remains a top destination for those looking to make a move, and with good reason. Whether you’re in search of Business, Education, culture, or natural beauty, the UK offers all and more in spades. If the UK passport and citizenship is granted to you, you will hold one of the five strongest passports worldwide, with visa free access to 177 countries
  • The United Kingdom economy is the fifth-largest national economy in the world measured by GDP. This huge economy presents many opportunities for skilled labor, investors, students and entrepreneurs from across the World.
EDUCATION

If further education is your intention, then the UK has what you need. With some of the best universities in the world, including Cambridge and Oxford, the UK is highly regarded for higher education.

HEALTHCARE

Not every country in the world has a solid health care system. In fact, very few have a National Health Service like the UK. If you are a legal resident in the UK you will have access to free health care.

CULTURE

There are few places with such a rich culture as the UK. With its ethnic mix of population and a long and interesting history it is a fascinating place to explore.

THE UK IS GEOGRAPHICALLY WELL-PLACED

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better place than the UK for taking short trips overseas and to other countries. You can reach many European destinations in just a few hours from London, which makes it a great travel hub.

RESIDENCY BY INVESTMENT?

Residency by investment is the process of obtaining a permanent residency card in another country by investing in the economy of that country. ILR status is then conferred at an accelerated.

WHAT IS PERMANENT RESIDENCY?

Permanent residency is a visa status that allows the bearer of the PR card to legally reside in the host country without being a citizen of that country. Permanent residents are entitled to live, work, go to school and access health care in the host country. In order to be eligible to apply for permanent residency status in any given country, individuals usually have to meet certain requirements, such as having work experience in the country, having studied in the country and speaking the language. Since 1986 investment has been another way to gain permanent residency. ILR status can also lead to citizenship by naturalization provided the resident has lived in the country for a certain number of years.

  • The Representative of an overseas business visa.
  • Startup Visa.
  • Innovator visa.
  • Spouse visa.

WHAT IS THE REPRESENTATIVE OF AN OVERSEAS BUSINESS VISA?

You can apply to come to the UK as a representative of an overseas business if you are from outside the EEA and Switzerland.

UK REP. OF AN OVERSEAS BUSINESS VISA REQUIREMENTS

  • If you are coming to the UK as a Representative of an Overseas Business, you must:
  • Intend to establish the company’s first commercial presence in the UK, e.g. a registered branch or a wholly owned subsidiary
  • Pass an approved English Language Test.
  • Be recruited and employed outside the UK by a company whose headquarters and principle place of business are outside UK
  • Have extensive related industry experience and knowledge
  • Hold a senior position within the company (but not be a major shareholder)
  • and have full authority to make decisions on its behalf

UK REP. OF AN OVERSEAS BUSINESS VISA ENTITLEMENTS

  • You can work for your employer, full time.
  • You can bring your family (defendants) with you to the UK.
  • You can apply to settle in the UK after you’ve completed 5 years.
  • You don`t have to show any investment.
  • You don`t have to maintain any maintenance funds.
  • You can have Free Medical (NHS) for all the family.
  • Free Education for Children under 18 years.
  • Your spouse can work fulltime. Have been available for at least 90 days (unless third party funding).

WHAT IS THE START-UP VISA?

According to the Rules, “This category is for people seeking to establish a business in the UK for the first time.

WHAT IS START-UP REQUIREMENTS?

  • There is no specific requirement to have investment funds.
  • The £945 as maintenance to enter the Start-up category.
  • You must also meet the English language requirement.
  • Must reasonably satisfy the endorsing body that you will spend the majority of your working time in the UK on developing business ventures.
  • You must have an innovative, viable and scalable business idea which is supported by an endorsing body.

Let’s break that down:

  • Innovation:
    you must have a genuine, original business plan that meets new or existing market needs and/or creates a competitive advantage

  • Viability:
    you must have, or are, developing the necessary skills, knowledge, experience and market awareness to successfully run the business

  • Scalability:
    you must show evidence of structured planning and potential for job creation and growth into national markets

WILL THE START-UP VISA LEAD TO SETTLEMENT IN THE UK?

  • No, at least not directly. This category offers leave for a maximum of 2 years.
  • the Start-up does not lead directly to settlement in the UK, but you may progress into the Innovator category (which can lead to settlement) or perhaps use it as part of your 10-year qualifying period for long residence.

WHAT IS INNOVATOR VISA?

  1. You must have access to at least £50,000 to apply for Innovator visa.
  2. You must also meet the English language requirement.
  3. You must have maintenance funds to support yourself during your stay.

In order to be granted a visa under the Innovator route (‘new business’), the applicant’s business must meet the following requirements:

  • Innovation:
    The applicant has a genuine, original business plan that meets new or existing market needs and/or creates a competitive advantage.

  • Viability:
    The applicant has the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience and market awareness to successfully run the business.

  • Scalability:
    There is evidence of structured planning and of potential for job creation and growth into national and international markets.
  • Endorsement (‘new business’ and ‘same businesses)

Applicants must obtain an endorsement letter from an approved endorsement body to submit with their application.

  • You can start up a new business or take over an existing business in the UK
  • The applicant has shown significant achievements, judged against the business plan assessed in their previous endorsement.
  • The applicant’s business is registered with Companies House and the applicant is listed as a director or member of that business.
  • The business is active and trading.
  • The business appears to be sustainable for at least the following 12 months, based on its assets and expected income, weighed against its current and planned expenses.
  • The applicant has demonstrated an active key role in the day-to-day management and development of the business.
  • The Innovator visa is a potential route to settlement in the UK and even spouse and dependents may accompany the visa holder
  • You can apply for settlement in the UK after 3 years provided you fulfill specific requirements or extend your visa for another 3 years.
  • Your spouse can work fulltime in the UK
  • You and your dependents are entitled for NHS (National Health Services)
  • Your children under the age of 18 can obtain free education in the UK

TIER 1 – ENTREPRENEUR (Isle of Man)

The Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) category of the Points Based System is for individuals investing in the Isle of Man by setting up or taking over, and being actively involved in the running of one or more businesses in the Isle of Man.

HOW LONG YOU CAN STAY

You can come to the Isle of Man with a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa for a maximum of 3 years and 4 months.

You can apply to extend this visa for another 2 years.

You may be able to apply for settlement (known as ‘indefinite leave to remain’) once you’ve been in the Isle of Man or UK for 5 years.

You must have access to at least £200,000 investment funds to apply for a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa.

TIER 1 – ENTREPRENEUR VISA (Isle of Man) REQUIREMENTS

  • meet the English language requirement.
  • be able to support yourself during your stay.
  • score 95 points - check your points score.
  • be at least 16 years old.

SHARING INVESTMENT FUNDS

You can form an ‘entrepreneurial team’ with one other Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) applicant and share the same investment funds.

NATURALIZATION AND REGISTRATION AS A BRITISH CITIZEN

Naturalization allows someone to become a British citizen and obtain the same rights and privileges as someone who was born a British citizen.