Visa-free travel throughout the UK & CTA
Applications processed in as little as 24 hours
180 days minimum presence requirement
Required investment from £2,000,000
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Introducing the United Kingdom

Living in the heart of a global society

The UK is one of the best connected countries on the planet and its capital city, London, is a cultural phenomenon that attracts citizens of virtually every nation on Earth to live, trade and create. The UK's financial, commercial and cultural reach is unparalleled. It has an attractive tax regime, and provides a safe investment environment.

Although it is leaving the EU after more than four decades of membership, there's no reason to believe that the UK's influence in the world will wane. Certainly, the nation's entrepreneurial spirit and high standards of education and governance are set to stay as the nation looks towards a broad-based, global future.

The UK has long been an important link between Europe and America, with multiple daily flights to New York, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. It is also extremely well connected to Europe and Asia. Paris is just over one hour away, Moscow is less than four hours and a flight to Beijing takes a little over ten hours. With a time zone between the US and Asia, it is ideally suited for international business.

The Investor Visa Programme has no English language requirement at the initial stage of application, and opens a path to Permanent Residence in as little as two years, and UK Citizenship in as little as five. There is a rapid application process, with the 'Super Premium Application Service' taking just 24 hours.

The UK is an excellent option for sophisticated investors and their families, who will benefit from access to London, one of the world's great cities, as well as many of the world's leading businesses, private schools and universities.

United Kingdom
Capital city: London
Languages: English
Visa free countries: 5 (UK & Republic of Ireland)
Currency: Pound Sterling £
Total area: 242,495 km²
Population: 65 million (2017)
Nearest country: France
Time zone: Greenwich Mean Time (UTC)

UK Investor Visa Requirements

Applicants must fulfil the following:


Invest £2,000,000 or more in UK government bonds, share capital or loan capital in active and trading UK registered companies.

  • ​The £2,000,000 investment must be made within three months of arrival in the UK.

  • Applicants must be from outside the EEA or Switzerland.

Government website

To view the official government website for this programme, please click here.

UK Investor Visa Application Process

  • Month 1

    Apply for visa.
    Collect visa.
    Enter country.
    Make investment within 90 days.

  • Year 1

    No more than 180 days absent from the country.

  • Year 2

    No more than 180 days absent from the country.

  • Year 3

    Visa extension.
    No more than 180 days absent from the country.

  • Year 4

    No more than 180 days absent from the country.

  • Year 5

    Permanent residence granted.
    No more than 90 days absent from the country.

  • Year 6

    UK citizenship may be granted provided no more than 450 days were spent outside the UK in the previous five years.


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Eric G. Major

"I've spent the past 25 years helping private clients to successfully relocate around the world. A second residency or citizenship can seem like a big undertaking, but we'll be by your side to provide the guidance and support to make the journey enjoyable and stress-free."