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• Capital: London
• Population: 62.8 million
• Area: 242,514 sq km (93,638 sq miles)
• Major language: English
• Major religion: Christianity
• Life expectancy: 78 (men) 82 (women)
• Currency: GBP
• Exchange Rate (as of May 2018): 1 USD = 0.735802 GBP


For UK Citizenship, Entrepreneurs and Investors are encouraged to both invest in and develop business activity in the United Kingdom. Effective 29 March2019 UK Government has abolished the UK Tier1 Entrepreneur Visa. This is replaced by “Start-up” & “Innovative Visa” Categories. •Start-up visa – 2 years (after which the applicant may qualify for the innovator) •Innovator visa – 3 years Applicants can obtain ILR after having had the Innovator visa for 3 years, if they do not qualify from the outset for the Innovator visa, they may apply for the Start-up visa as a bridge to obtain the innovator visa after a period of 2 years. Innovator Visa mandates the availability of a certain amount of funds for investment, maintenance, govt. charges, creation of employment for UK citizens & No employment is permitted for the Investor other than the business(es) invested in.


Type of Program UK Citizenship by Investment-Startup & Innovator Visa
Type of Investments 1. Investment of at least £50,000 in a designated UK based organization.
2. The funds must be held in a regulated financial institution and disposable in UK.
3. Applicant has English language ability
4. Applicant has availability of a certain amount of funds for maintenance.
4. No employment is permitted other than the business (es) invested in
Minimum Investment GBP 50,000
Dual Nationality Permitted YES
Personal Visit Required YES
Minimum Stay 185 days
Capital Gains Taxes Varies for Expats, Residents & Non-Residents.
Personal Income Taxes 0% tax if Non-Resident for more than 183 days
Business & Corporate Taxes Varies for Expats, Residents & Non-Residents.
Property Taxes Varies for Expats, Residents & Non-Residents.
Processing Time 4 months Visa
3 years passport
Passport Validity 10 years
Restricted Countries NONE
Visa Free Travel 173 Countries


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