UK Investor Visa Program

by XIPHIAS IMMIGRATION migration executive

Investment Visa is a big game now as more and more countries are opening up for foreign direct investments. UK or Great Britain is today 5th largest economy in the world. UK is the place where industrial revolution took place. UK is currently the financial center of the world. UK’s economy is defined by the banking sector, automotive industries, ship building, aerospace and textile industry. Recently, UK has entered the IT sector as a service to all its manufacturing industries. UK has also achieved tremendous success in the field of science and technology. UK, today invites high net-worth investors into the country with an intention to increase the foreign direct investments in the country through their UK Investor Visa program.

UK Start-up Visa Program

This program is for those innovative thinkers who would want to set up business in UK. The business innovator should be endorsed by an authorized body that is either UK higher education institute or a business organization with a history of supporting UK entrepreneurs. Such an innovator must be able to present a business plan indicating that the business idea is fresh and is innovative in nature. And that the idea is viable enough to scale to international levels. The innovator, who would like to set up his business in UK, should approach only those endorsing bodies listed and those whose business is in the same area or domain. The immigration authorities in UK take 3 weeks to give their decision on the visa.

With the UK Start-up Visa, one can stay in UK for a period of 2 years. This visa is not extendable. However, the innovator can switch to Entrepreneur Visa under certain conditions. With this visa, the business man can bring his immediate family. The innovator can work for somebody else under this visa. But it’s not extendable and it does not allow settling in UK.

Innovator Visa

UK Innovator Visa is for those who would want to set up a business in UK or take over a running business in UK. The investor cannot be from Switzerland or from the European Economic Area. The program requires the investor to invest a minimum of UK pound 50,000 and the business should get an endorsement from the endorsing bodies. The investor gets the visa in 3 months’ time. Apart from the 50,000 pounds there will be an additional fee which varies as per the manner in which the applicant applies for it. With this visa, the innovator can live in UK for 3 years during which time the innovator will have to fulfill his or her commitment towards his or her business. The visa is further extendable for 3 more years. However, the investor can also apply for settlement in UK through the “indefinite leave to remain” visa program. Eventually, the investor can apply for the country’s citizenship

With this visa, the investor cannot work for anybody else other than his own business or claim public funds.

Sole Representative Visa

A representative an overseas business can come to UK if the sole representative plans to set up a branch of the business in UK. This can be utilized by an employee of newspaper or broadcasting agency too. It takes 3 months before the VISA is sanctioned. This visa is applicable for 3 years and can further be extended by 2 more years. After the 5 years of living in UK, one can apply for permission to settle permanently in UK. The employer can bring his or her immediate family to UK on this VISA.

To invest in UK, one needs to know the best manner in which investments can be made. The best approach for investing in UK is by working with International investors’ immigration consultancy firm.


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