United Kingdom

Location: The United Kingdom is located in the northwest of the European continent. Its territory consists of England, Scotland and Wales on the Isle of Great Britain, and Northern Ireland which occupied one-sixth of the northeastern part of Ireland, and its surrounding islands. The United Kingdom is located between the North Atlantic and the North Sea, faces France across the English Channel to the south. Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland share a border of 360 kilometers.
Coastline: Approx. 17,820 km
Area: Approx. 243,610 sq km
Population: Approx. 66.36 million
Capital: London
Language: English
Currency: Pound Sterling (GBP)
Climate: Britain is mild and rainy throughout the year, with a temperate maritime climate. The temperature in the four seasons is rarely lower than -11 and higher than 35. The average temperature in July is 13-17. The wind blows mostly from the northwest, bringing wet weather in the Atlantic Ocean. The east is located in the leeward zone of the westerly wind, so the east is drier than the west. The warmest summer is in southern England, while the colder is northern Scotland. There is heavy snow in winter and early spring in the highlands.
Education System: The British government provides compulsory education for students from 5 to 16 years old across the country. The British school system implements a dual-track system: public schools provide free education, and private schools are at students’ own expenses. The educational structure and type of institution are basically the same in all four regions of England, Scotland, Wales and North Ireland, while Scotland is slightly different from other regions in some aspects.
Tax System: The United Kingdom has maintained a low-tax business environment to facilitate the development of British business and attract foreign investment. Income tax is the largest source of income collected by the government, followed by national insurance tax, value added tax and corporate tax. Income from UK is generally subject to UK taxation, no matter the citizenship nor the place of residence of the individual, nor the place of registration of the company.
Welfare: The welfare system in the United Kingdom is roughly divided into 7 categories: child and maternity benefits, disability or illness benefits, retirement benefits, widow benefits, unemployment benefits, low-income people benefits and social funds. Public healthcare is provided to all UK permanent residents and is mostly free at the point of need, being paid for from general taxation.

United Kingdom

Program Advantages

  • No age, education, English requirements
  • Short process time
  • Can apply with spouse and children under 18 years old
  • Enjoy free education and healthcare benefits, work or study in UK

Requirements

  • 18 years old or above
  • Proof of having at least GBP2 million investment funds in UK or overseas
  • Proof of having investment funds for at least 2 years, if less than 2 years need to explain source of funds
  • Open an account at a UK regulated bank to use for the funds

Investment Scheme & Residence Requirements

  • Investment of GPB2 million, investment period of 5 years
  • Investment of GBP5 million, investment period of 3 years
  • Investment of GBP10 million, investment period of 2 years
  • Reside in UK for 185 days or more each year
  • Invest in corporate bonds, listed company stocks, private company equity (investment products can be switched)

Application Procedures

  • Preliminary assessment
  • Sign engagement contract
  • Prepare all necessary documents, open an account in UK
  • Tuberculosis test, submit application
  • 3 years 4 months visa granted
  • Land in UK, complete investment in 3 months
  • Extend visa after 3 years
  • Apply indefinite leave to remain after 5 years

United Kingdom

Program Advantages

  • No education, investment level requirements
  • Can apply with spouse and children under 18 years old
  • Enjoy free education and healthcare benefits

Requirements

  • Overseas company operates well in home country and has no subsidiary in UK, can apply the visa for employee who has worked for the company for more than one year, to set up subsidiary in UK to expand business
  • Proof the operation of UK company will be monitored by overseas company
  • Cannot hold more than 30% shares of overseas company
  • IELTS score 4 or above

Application Procedures

  • Preliminary assessment
  • Sign engagement contract
  • Prepare all necessary documents
  • Tuberculosis test, submit application
  • 3 years 4 months visa granted
  • Land in UK, set up subsidiary in 6 months and operate
  • Extend visa after 3 years
  • Apply for indefinite leave to remain after 5 years

United Kingdom

Program Advantages

  • UK will open a Hong Kong BNO Visa for BNO citizens and their close family members from January 2021
  • Can apply from outside or inside UK
  • Can apply to enter or remain in UK for an initial period of 30 months, extendable by a further 30 months, or a single period of 5 years
  • Can work and study in UK, but not able to access public funds
  • Can apply indefinite leave to remain once lived in UK for 5 years
  • Can apply for British citizenship after 12 months with ILR status

Requirements

  • Have BNO status
  • Normally live in Hong Kong or UK
  • Can accommodate and support financially in UK for at least 6 months
  • Show a commitment to learn English where appropriate
  • Get a tuberculosis test certificate
  • Can pay a fee and the immigration health surcharge