The UK is one of the World’s biggest financial markets, it is also one of the safest and most secure. This makes it popular with those looking to move to start up a business. Fortunately, the UK has a range of visa options for those looking to move to start up on their own or invest in a going concern.
In this post we will look at the various visa options for those looking at the UK as a place to do business and to live;
As stated previously the UK is one of the World’s strongest financial centres, this offers immediate market access to one of the largest economies in the World and is one of the main reasons why people make the move to the UK. There is also the high quality of life in the UK and low levels of business taxation, the UK is consistently one of the World’s most visited countries with a long history of stability and economic strength it is little wonder why it features so highly on so many potential migrants list of places to go.
With low levels of red tape, setting up in business in the UK is simple and with such a mature market there are plenty of companies that are able and willing to help a business to get off of the ground.
The entrepreneur visa route is for budding entrepreneurs with enough seed capital to start up or take over a business in the UK. With £200,000 of investible funds it is possible to enter the UK to do business, though there are some eligibility criteria as laid out below;
With these basics in place, a strong application can be made to give you access to the UK for an initial period of up to 3 years and 4 months which can be extended. After a period of 5 years, you may be able to become a permanent resident in the UK.
For those with £2m in investible funds, there is the option of the tier 1 investor visa, similar to the entrepreneur visa, you will need to make an application and meet the requirements as set out in the eligibility criteria.
If successful you will be able to enter the UK for the same initial period of 3 years and 4 months, after this you can extend by a further 2 years. Once this has expired you may then have the option to become a permanent resident.
If you are looking to move to the UK under one of the visa schemes laid out above then get in touch, our specialists can help with your queries and application. Even if you have been refused we can help with the appeal process. Our experienced specialists are on hand to ensure that you have the best chance possible of success in your endeavor to live and work in the UK.