The UK Government offers several attractive residency visas for foreign nationals who invest in a new or existing business located in the United Kingdom.
Business visas can allow you, as well as your dependent family to live and work in the UK and they are a reliable route to permanent settlement.
Residency rights under a business visa provide access to the same many benefits enjoyed by British citizens — both for you, and for your family.
These range from the financial stability and opportunity afforded by the UK's modern economy, to world-class schooling and healthcare. Many of our clients particularly value the security and relaxed lifestyle found in the UK.
The UK offers a number of business immigration routes (including the Start-up and Innovator visas) which are designed to appeal to applicants with different skills, experience and resources.
The criteria and financial requirements vary by visa however the common principle is that you can qualify for residency by funding business activity in the United Kingdom.
We believe in being fully transparent and based on our significant experience we suggest that applicants should have access to at least £75,000 in order to demonstrate the ability to fund their business, cover all fees, support themselves, and therefore be successful when applying.
Most UK business visas also require English proficiency at CEFR level B2 or higher. We can guide clients how to prove or attain this standard.
Visa Kings Global are London-based business immigration experts. We have achieved successful visas for many clients around the world with very different business backgrounds and immigration goals.
We specialise in helping clients to apply their skills and experience so that they can invest in new or existing UK businesses that comply with visa requirements.
Business visas have complex technical requirements and these can extend to periodic checkpoint evaluations. Our service doesn't stop once you apply and we provide significant support services to help keep your business and visa fully compliant, with minimum effort on your part.
Visa Kings Global offers exclusive, fully-managed visa programmes that can be tailored to suit a wide range of applicants with different skills and budgets.
Unlike other immigration advisors, our team has significant business experience, particularly with start-up businesses and corporate matters.
Our business background means we have long-standing relationships with organisations which are now responsible for assessing proposed businesses in relation to visa applications. This gives us a deep understanding of the requirements and our clients benefit from extremely high success rates.
Visa Kings Global is the immigration department of Canfields Law Limited and as such is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (ID 634801). We are Lexcel accredited and undergo annual audits to maintain this legal practice mark of excellence.
To illustrate our confidence of success, we offer to work on a No Win, No Fee basis for many clients upon signing. If we can't achieve a visa we'll fully refund our fees. Please enquire below for details.
Please enquire below if you would like one of our specialists to help you consider which of the business investor visa routes may suit you best.
Please note that our immigration programmes, legal work and business support are paid services (we will advise you of all costs in advance).
The answer depends on the visa being sought and the business you wish to establish. Based on our significant experience we suggest that applicants should have access to at least £75,000 in order to demonstrate the ability to fund their business, cover all fees, support themselves, and therefore be successful when applying.
These vary slightly between visas but the most common requirement is proficiency at levels B1 or B2. We also offer business visa services for the Republic of Ireland with no language requirements whist offering frictionless entry into both the UK and EU countries.
Very simply, if we don't get you a visa we will refund your deposit — you lose nothing. Exceptions apply if you provide false/incomplete information, or change your mind after we have commenced work. This offer demonstrates our confidence of success for the clients we represent.
The UK government terminated the "Tier 1 (Investor) visa" — an expedited route allowing ultra-high-net-worth individuals to gain permanent residence by investing between £2 million and £5 million.
While this particular route has ended, there are several other "business" or "investor" visas still available which offer the same benefits. Quite frankly we would have recommended these in preference to the Tier 1 Investor route in almost every case as the same benefits are available with much lower investment.
This is possible under some visas and is something our specialists can provide guidance on.