British Citizenship: A Game-Changer for Families

 

UK Permanent Residence

The Best Investment for Generations to Come

United Kingdom is the destination of choice for discerning individuals and their families seeking a high quality of life and security, world-class education and business opportunities in a vibrant and sophisticated economy. UK investor and business visa programs offer a route to British citizenship for the entire family — a priceless asset that can be transferred down generations.

Britain’s political and economic stability, its rule of law, advantageous tax regime, safe investment environment, security and highest standards of schooling from primary schools to top-rated universities make it an irresistable place to live. London remains the cultural hub and financial heart of Europe despite the UK’s departure from the European Union. British passport holders can travel visa-free to more than 170 countries and do not require visas for short trips to EU countries, Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland.

Novi Smart Global provides a holistic approach to your investment migration needs through a unique consultative style which differentiates us from our competitors. We offer objective and pertinent advice driven by long-term relationships. We have industry-leading experience in all aspects of investment migration in UK via Tier 1 Investor Visa, as well as business migration. We pride ourselves on our in-depth grasp of complex Home Office rules and regulations and one hundred percent success rate and it’s the reason why our clients recommend us to their family and friends.

UK Tier 1 Investor Visa

Our most popular residency program

The UK Tier 1 Investor Visa is the premiere route to gaining British citizenship for high net worth individuals if you are able to meet the residency requirements. Tier 1 Investor Visa requires a passive investment of two million pounds in UK corporate bonds or equities, and entitles holders and their immediate family to apply for temporary residency in Britain. Investors can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain after five years and British citizenship and passport after six years. The whole family including children under the age of 18 can live, work and study in UK with no English language requirement. Benefits of acquiring residence through the UK Tier 1 Program include freedom of movement within the UK, access to incredible work and education opportunities for the whole family and recoverable investment options for the program’s investment requirements.

UK Tier 1 Investor Visa at a Glance

 

The right to live, work, study, do business in UK for entire family

 

 

World-class education, lifestyle and security

 

Two million pounds investment

 

 

 

Route to permanent residency and British citizenship which enables visa-free travel to more than 184 countries including USA and EU

 

Investment through a UK account at an FCA regulated institution into UK corporate bonds, equities or loan capital in active and trading UK registered companies other than those engaged in property

 

 

Investment has a five-year hold period

 

 

No requirement to prove knowledge of English language (this is only required for ILR applications)

 

 

No requirement to establish a business in UK or individual maintenance

 

Fast-Track Route to British Citizenship

United Kingdom does not have a citizenship by investment program, but its investor immigration program provides a fast-track route to a British passport. An investment of GBP two million allows investors and their family members to apply for a temporary resident visa in the United Kingdom, with settlement for the entire family in five years and citizenship after six years. An investment of GBP five million allows accelerated settlement in three years and citizenship after five years and GBP 10 million allows settlement in two years and citizenship after five years.

 

UK Tier 1 Investor Visa Application Timeline

Stage 1. Consultation

We assess your personal circumstances and partner with you from the beginning to the end of the Tier 1 Investor Visa journey

Stage 2. Submission

We will prepare and submit on your behalf all supporting documents in compliance with UK immigration rules and submit your application. Average processing times are 4-6 weeks

Stage 3. Investment

Full sum of GBP two million is invested within three months of the ‘investor start date’ — the date of arrival in the UK or the approval date of a visa category change if you are switching to the Investor visa from another category

Stage 4. Extension

Once your initial three-year visa expires, you and your dependents must apply for an “extension of stay” from within the UK and the Home Office will issue you with a two-year extension if all relevant criteria are met

Stage 5. Application for ILR

Upon completion of five years of continuous residence in UK, you and your dependent family members may be eligible to apply for permanent residency, or Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)

Stage 6. Passport Application

One year after ILR is granted, you may be eligible to apply for British citizenship. To be eligible, applicants must not have spent over 450 days outside UK in the five-year period, and no more than 90 days during the 12 months prior to citizenship application

UK Representative of an Overseas Business Visa

Did you know that your existing business can allow you to move to the UK?

For an efficient way to move to the UK using your existing business, look no further than the United Kingdom through Representative of an Overseas Business Visa (also known as the Sole Representative Visa), a very attractive option for business owners. If you are a senior employee of an overseas business and would like to set up and run a UK branch or a wholly-owned subsidiary, you may qualify. Your spouse and dependent children will be free to work, live and study in Britain and only meet minimal English language requirement.

UK Representative of an Overseas Business

Visa at a Glance

 

Permission to enter and remain in UK for up to three years initially with entire family, spouse and dependents have freedom to work, study and live in UK

 

 

Applicant must hold a senior decision-making role in the company, have extensive knowledge and experience in the industry and own no more than a 50 percent stake

 

No financial investment requirement but applicants must have sufficient funds to support dependents

 

 

Route to permanent residency and British citizenship which enables visa-free travel to more than 170 countries

 

 

Business must be credible in terms of experience, track record and turnover with its principal place of operation outside the UK

 

 

Being posted to UK on a long-term assignment may qualify for a Representative visa

 

 

Applicants must meet the minimal English language requirement of A1

 

 

Not suitable for those who are not going to be based in the UK however only the main applicant must maintain physical presence in UK

 

UK Innovator Visa

Are you the next Steve Jobs? Are you an entrepreneur who would like to grow your business and provide a better quality of life for your family at the same time?

If you are an experienced business person with an innovative, viable and scalable business idea which will need to be endorsed and supported by an independent UK endorsing body, you may qualify for an Innovator Visa. Applicants can bring their spouse and children under the age of 18 to live, work and study in UK. The Innovator Visa can lead directly to Indefinite Leave to Remain in UK after three years. Successful applicants will be granted an initial residence visa for 3 years, after which investors are eligible to either extend their visa or apply for permanent residence if they meet addition requirements.

UK Innovator Visa at a Glance

Permission to enter and remain in UK with dependents for three years with possibility of obtaining permanent residency status within three years

 

 

 

Applicants must have the necessary skills, knowledge, experience and market awareness to successfully run the business and spend their entire working time in UK on developing the venture during the initial three years

 

 

Minimum investment of GBP 50,000 in the UK business, and at least GBP 945 available to support the applicant and GBP 630 for each dependent without relying on public funds.

 

 

Route to permanent residency and British citizenship. After three years applicants can apply to extend their stay for a further three years or to settle permanently in UK

 

 

Applicants must have a genuine and original business plan that meets new or existing market needs with a competitive advantage, and show evidence of structured planning including potential for job creation and growth in national and international markets

 

 

Applicants can work on their own as a sole founder or as part of an innovator team. Joint venture arrangements may also be acceptable. However each applicant must receive their own individual endorsement from a registered endorsing body and have minimum GBP 50,000 investment funds each.

 

 

Applicants must meet the English language requirement and have passed an English language exam to level B2 unless they have completed a university degree taught in English

 

 

The innovative business must be endorsed by a registered UK endorsing body. The business will not already exist in UK, where it does it must not have fully started trading yet.

UK Start-Up Visa

Are you an early stage entrepreneur with high potential?

If you have the ambition and talent to start a new business in Britain and can show you have the potential for success, then the Start-Up Visa might be for you. Applicants do not need to be university graduates, but need their business plans endorsed by an independent UK endorsing body. They can reside in the UK with their families for two years to work on developing their business, and switch to Innovator Visa after two years. If the applicant is able to successfully switch to the Innovator Visa, they may become eligible to apply for permanent residence in the United Kingdom provided they are able to meet the additional application criteria.

UK Start-Up Visa at a Glance

 

Permission to enter and remain in UK for two years with dependents

 

 

No financial investment requirement

 

 

Option to switch after two years to Innovator Visa Route which offers a route to permanent residency and British citizenship

 

 

Applicants must meet the English language requirement and have passed an English language exam to level B2 unless they have completed a university degree taught in English

 

 

The innovative business must be endorsed by a registered UK endorsing body