United Kingdom

Investor Visa

A favorite among the wealthy from all corners of the globe, the UK’s Investor Visa has attracted in excess of GBP 10 billion since opening in 2008. 

Investor migrants favor the UK for its central role in global commerce as well as its world-leading educational institutions, and favorable tax terms for non-domiciled HNWIs.

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Program at a glance

Program TypeGolden Visa Program
Time to citizenship6 years (or as little as 5 years if investing GBP 5m or more)
Time to permanent residency5 years (or as little as 2 years if investing GBP 10m)
Minimum investmentGBP 2 million
Physical presence requirement185 days a year for permanent status
Application processing time2-4 weeks
Citizenship grants visa-free travel to185 destinations, including Schengen countries and the United States
Contribution types availableEquities and debentures of UK companies

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Direct Citizenship Programs

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