Country at a glance
For centuries the most technologically and economically advanced country in the world, the United Kingdom (and London in particular) remains a favored destination of investors from around the globe. Its education and financial systems are rivaled only by the United States, and its capital city second to none.
Population: 65 million
Official language(s): English
Currency: British Pound
Form of government: Parliamentary Monarchy
Member of: OECD, WTO
Independent since: N/A
Programs at a glance
The Tier 1 program grants access to the UK and the Common Travel Area immediately upon approval and permanent residence in 2-5 years, depending on investment amount. Applicants may choose between a number of passively held financial investment vehicles.
Inaugural year: 1994
Visa-free travel to: Common Travel Area (UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Channel Islands)
Grants right of settlement in: UK, Common Travel Area
Time to citizenship: 5-6 years
Investment type(s): Government or corporate bonds/publicly traded stock
Minimum investment (not including fees): GBP 2 million
Investment recoverability: Principal sum is recoverable
Application-related fees: Starting from GBP 1,561 for a principal applicant
Residence requirements: be absent no more than 180 days per year
The UK Tier 1 Investor Program gives applicants the opportunity to obtain a residence permit in the country within weeks and does not require any managerial experience or non-refundable contributions.
An application fee amounting to GBP 1,561 applies to each individual included in the application.
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