UK

 

- UK: Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) -

Status process

- Temporary residence: Years one – five
- Permanent residence: Year five*
- Citizenship: Year six


Criteria

- Applicant must be in control of GBP 200,000 being their own funds or third party funds
- Invested in a new or existing UK business, with the exception of property development companies
- Must show genuine intention to establish a business: relevant experience and a comprehensive business plan
- Must register as director of UK business, or self-employed
- Investment must create 2 full-time jobs for UK settled workers
- Must have basic English language skills
- provide a Criminal Record Certificate

 

 

Dependants in the same application

- Spouse and children under 18

 

Residency requirement

- 185 days per year for permanent residence
- Average nine months residency per year for citizenship

 

- UK: Tier 1 (Investor) - 

 

Status process

- Temporary residence: Years one – five 
- Permanent residence: Year five*
- Citizenship: Year six

 

Criteria

- Investor must be in control of GBP 2,000,000
- UK Government bonds, share capital or loan capital in active and trading UK registered companies, with the exception of property development companies
- Investment must be made within three months and maintained throughout the entire period of leave
- UK bank account opened in advance
- provide a Criminal Record Certificate

 

Dependants

- Spouse and children under 18


Residency requirement

- 185 days per year for permanent residence 
- Average nine months per year for citizenship