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UNITED KINGDOMRESIDENCY AND CITIZENSHIP

Overview

The United Kingdom introduced a program called ‘the Immigrant Investor program’, UK Investment Visa, in October 1994, which provided granting of a residence visa to non-EEA (European Economic Area and non-Swiss) nationals who invested in its territory. In February 2008 a Points Based System (PBS) for managed migration from outside the EEA was introduced, replacing the old work permit system and it is the most efficient route to obtain the UK citizenship - a permanent and transferable asset, a true investment for generations to come.

  • icon Time to citizenship

    2 years / 3 years / 5 years (depending on the investment amount)

  • icon Visa free travel

    Once UK citizenship is obtained access to 185 countries

  • icon Investment type

    Investment in UK Government Bonds, Share Capital or Loan Capital in active and trading UK-registered companies.

  • icon Investment cost

    GBP 2 MILLION / 5 MILLION / 10 MILLION

  • icon Family dependents

    Spouse, dependent children below 18 years old and dependent children above 18 years old studying in UK.

Citizenship law or Residency Law

Country Info

The United Kingdom is a highly developed nation that exerts considerable international economic, political, scientific and cultural
influence. Located off the northwest corner of Europe, the country includes the island of Great Britain – which contains England, Scotland
and Wales – and the northern portion of the island of Ireland. The capital city, London, is the world’s leading international financial center
and remains as one of the top best cities to invest.

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CAPITAL

London

POPULATION

66.02 million

LANGUAGE

English

GOVERNMENT TYPE

Parliamentary constitutional monarchy and Commonwealth realm

CURRENCY

British pound (GBP)

EXCHANGE RATE

1 USD = 0.78 GBP

Benefits

Costs

To be eligible for permanent residence in UK under its Immigrant Investor program, the applicant is required to make an Investment in UK government bonds, share capital or loan capital in active and trading UK-registered companies.

1. OPTION 1:

Investment
GBP 2 Million (Must remain for 5 years to qualify for ILR)

2. OPTION 2:

Investment
GBP 5 Million (Must remain for 3 years to qualify for ILR)

3. OPTION 3:

Investment
GBP 10 Million (Must remain for 2 years to qualify for ILR2)
PROCESSING FEE
Government Visa processing fee ( single applicant Or family)
GBP 1,623
HEALTHCARE SURCHARGE
Government Healthcare Surcharge ( per person and per year to be paid upfront)
GBP 624

Citizenship Invest professional fees, official application forms, certification of citizenship and passport, courier & other disbursements are the only other costs associated. A detailed quotation with no hidden costs is provided for the specific case.

Required Documents

Citizenship Invest appoints a Document Collection Specialist for each case. The firm offers a bespoke service that simplifies the application process, requesting from clients the bear minimum. Our job is to simplify the document collection as much as possible and when required we obtain the documents for the client without their involvement. Please note the below list is to be used as a guideline only, after assessing the particular case Citizenship Invest prepares a personalized checklist.

Documents required from each applicant including children:
• Certified copy of valid passports (You need a blank page in your passport for your visa)
• Original tuberculosis test results (if you’re from a country where you have to take the test)
• Original criminal record certificate from any country you have stayed in for a total of 12 months or more over the last 10 years
(You’ll need to provide a certified translation of any documents which are not in English)

Documents required only from the main applicant:
• Applicant must have opened a UK investment account at an FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) regulated institution
• Original Bank reference letter dated within 3 months, confirming that you have opened an account with the bank in order to invest £2,000,000
• Proof of source of funds e.g. written statement from your partner confirming that they will allow you to control the funds in the UK
• A statement of the annual income and wealth information,
• Full details about family, education and previous employment,

Documents required only if married persons apply together:
• Original excerpt of marriage record or certified copy of marriage certificates
• Certified copy of divorce certificate (if applicable).
For a personalized document checklist please contact us.

Timeline

WEEK 1-3

Client signs CI Retainer Agreement and pays the retainer invoice

The applicant chose the type of investment and transfers such amount to a personal account with a UK regulated bank. If the money is not already in the UK, the applicant must provide confirmation that the money can be transferred into the UK if the application is successful.

We submit an application, and we schedule an appointment with the embassy.

WEEK 4-6

The applicant is approved and at this stage the investment is paid. Upon proof of investment the UK residence visa is issued. The client pays the approval invoice of CI Professional Fees.

UNITED KINGDOM VISA FREE countries

* Visa on arrival

185Countries

Asia
  • Bangladesh *
    Brunei
    Cambodia *
    Hong Kong (SAR China)
    Indonesia
    Japan
    Kazakhstan
    Kyrgyzstan
    Laos *
    Macao (SAR China)
    Malaysia
    Maldives *
    Nepal *
    Philippines
    Singapore
    South Korea
    Sri Lanka **
    Taiwan
    Tajikistan *
    Thailand
    Timor-Leste *
    Uzbekistan
    Vietnam
Europe
  • Albania
    Andorra
    Austria
    Belarus
    Belgium
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Bulgaria
    Croatia
    Cyprus
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    Estonia
    Faroe Islands
    Finland
    France
    Germany
    Gibraltar
    Greece
    Greenland
    Hungary
    Iceland
    Ireland
    Italy
    Kosovo
    Latvia
    Liechtenstein
    Lithuania
    Luxembourg
    Malta
    Moldova
    Monaco
    Montenegro
    Netherlands
    North Macedonia
    Norway
    Poland
    Portugal
    Romania
    San Marino
    Serbia
    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    Spain
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Ukraine
    Vatican City
Africa
  • Botswana
    Burkina Faso *
    Cape Verde Islands
    Comores Islands *
    Egypt *
    Eswatini (Swaziland)
    Ethiopia *
    Gabon *
    Gambia
    Guinea-Bissau *
    Kenya *
    Lesotho
    Madagascar *
    Malawi *
    Mauritania *
    Mauritius
    Mayotte
    Morocco
    Mozambique *
    Namibia
    Reunion
    Rwanda *
    Sao Tome and Principe
    Senegal
    Seychelles *
    Sierra Leone *
    Somalia *
    South Africa
    St. Helena *
    Tanzania *
    Togo *
    Tunisia
    Uganda *
    Zambia
    Zimbabwe *
Oceania
  • American Samoa **
    Australia **
    Cook Islands
    Fiji
    French Polynesia
    Guam
    Kiribati
    Marshall Islands
    Micronesia
    New Caledonia
    New Zealand **
    Niue
    Northern Mariana Islands
    Palau Islands *
    Papua New Guinea *
    Samoa *
    Solomon Islands *
    Tonga *
    Tuvalu *
    Vanuatu
    Caribbean
    Anguilla
    Antigua and Barbuda
    Aruba
    Bahamas
    Barbados
    Bonaire; St. Eustatius and Saba
    British Virgin Islands
    Cayman Islands
    Curacao
    Dominica
    Dominican Republic
    French West Indies
    Grenada
    Haiti
    Jamaica
    Montserrat
    Puerto Rico **
    St. Kitts and Nevis
    St. Lucia
    St. Maarten
    St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Turks and Caicos Islands
    US Virgin Islands **
Americas
  • Argentina
    Belize
    Bermuda
    Bolivia
    Brazil
    Canada **
    Chile
    Colombia
    Costa Rica
    Ecuador
    El Salvador
    Falkland Islands
    French Guiana
    Guatemala
    Guyana
    Honduras
    Mexico
    Nicaragua
    Panama
    Paraguay
    Peru
    United States **
    Uruguay
    Venezuela
Middle East
  • Armenia
    Bahrain *
    Georgia
    Israel
    Jordan *
    Kuwait *
    Lebanon *
    Palestinian Territory
    Qatar
    Saudi Arabia *
    Turkey
    United Arab Emirates *

*The list of countries is subject to variations depending on each government's policy and so is access to these countries.

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Content
  • Program Overview
  • Citizenship Law
  • Country profile
  • Benefits of the program
  • Applicants Qualifications
  • Investment requirements
  • Application Fees
  • Document Checklist
  • List of countries Visa free and on arrival
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