Residency by Investment

UK Residency by Investment

Popularly known as “the UK” or “Britain,” the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland consists of four countries located off the northwestern coast of continental Europe: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The UK operates the world’s sixth-largest economy—and Europe’s third largest—and the main currency of its partially regulated market economy is the Pound Sterling (GBP), the world’s third-largest currency after the US Dollar and the Euro. Little needs to be said about the United Kingdom’s great cachet, owing to the popularity of its culture, strong economy, global military presence, contributions to scientific progress, and international political influence.
Processing Time

3-9 months

Donation or Investment From

£ 200,000 GBP

Visa-Free Travel Within

175+ countries


  • Limited residency required to gain Indefinite Leave to Remain – ILR (only 180 days per year for 5 years)
  • Citizenship after 5 years of residency (plus 1 year)
  • Ability to live in a politically, and economically, stable environment
  • Applicants gain residency in the UK within 3-9 months
  • Limited number of documents to be submitted
  • Visa Free access to approximately 175+ countries (EU; Canada)

Key Facts

Pound sterling (£) (GBP)
64,716,000 (2015 Estimate)

Investment Options

The UK offers two visa investment options—the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa and Tier 1 Investor Visa—both of which allow applicants to gain residency within 3-9 months. Participants in either stream must reside in the UK in order to gain Indefinite Leave to Remain and Citizenship.


Tier 1 Investor Visa
Investors must commit a minimum of £2,000,000 into UK government bonds, share capital, or loan capital. This must be inactive and trading UK-registered companies. The investment must be maintained for a period of five years (with a visa renewal after three years)—after which there is an option to obtain Indefinite Leave to Remain.

A minimum investment of £5,000,000 will accelerate the option for Indefinite Leave to Remain to three years and a minimum investment of £10,000,000 will accelerate the option for Indefinite Leave to Remain to just two years.


Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa
This option is for successful business investors who want to set up or take over a UK based business and actively operate it. Investors must have a transferable minimum amount of £200,000 in personal funds to invest in the business over a period of one year.

The business should create a minimum of two full-time jobs and operate successfully for at least three years in order to gain a visa extension of two more years. Indefinite Leave to Remain is granted after five years. The business must operate within the UK economy, employ British nationals, and is subject to UK taxation.

We offer you citizenship by investment programs, company formation services, and an array of options that allow you to secure citizenship and obtain additional passports without residency obligations.

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