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  • United Kingdom Country profile
  • Benefits of the program
  • Investment requirements
  • Visa-free and visa-on-arrival country list
About the program

In October 1994 the United Kingdom introduced a program which provided granting of a residence visa to non-EEA (and non-Swiss) nationals who invested in its territory (‘the Immigrant Investor program’). In February 2008 a Points Based System (PBS) for managed migration from outside the EEA was introduced, replacing the old work permit system.

To be able to apply for this program, you should be at least 18 years of age, in good health, and without a criminal record.


Health & Education

World-class health services and high standard education opportunities for you and your family.

Business & Investment

You and your family will be authorized to work at any company in the UK in any job function.

Straightforward process

Designed to be a smooth and straightforward process with a timeframe of 5 years to your new citizenship.

Tax relief

You can apply for the non-domicile tax regime, which limits tax liability on foreign income to what you remit to the UK.

Pathway to citizenship

After 5 years, you may be eligible for UK citizenship by naturalisation.

Program requirements

Main applicant requirements

  • 18+ years of age
  • Good health
  • No criminal record
  • Successfully pass due diligence checks
  • Confirmed investment sources

Eligible dependents

  • Spouse of the main applicant
  • Children (biological or adopted) up to 18 years of age
Program process

The expected timeframe for the application process is 6 months. The first stage of the document collection can differ in length depending on the applicant’s ability to gather the documents. Our team guides this process with samples and best practice advice.
The reviewal stage is subject to the respective Government schedule and can be impacted by factors which we, as authorised agents have no control over. Savory and Partners collaborates with the Government throughout the entire process, and we aim to provide the quickest and smoothest experience for the applicant.
Read about the process steps in detail here.

Legal basis

Based on the Immigration Rules part 6A: the Points-based system (paragraphs 245AAA to 245ZZE) of the UK law, an individual fulfiling the requirements stated can apply to be granted entry, indefinite leave to remain and subsequently if eligible British citizenship by naturalisation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I include my family when applying for the United Kingdom Immigration Program?

Yes, you can include qualified members of your family in the application or they can apply after you have obtained permanent residency. A qualified family member can be a child not older than 18 years, a spouse, and parents who live with and are fully supported by the main applicant.

Q: Are there any interviews, language tests, or work experience requirements when applying for the United Kingdom Immigration Program?

Yes, you are required to take interviews, language tests or have previous work experience to be able to apply for this program.

Q: Do I need to live in the United Kingdom after obtaining my residency?

Yes, you are required to fulfil a minimum required residency time in the United Kingdom to maintain your residency.

Contact Details

+971 (0) 4 430 1717

+971 (0) 54 440 2955
Office 31E01, I-Rise Tower,
Barsha Heights, Dubai,
UAE, PO BOX 336173
Business Hours:
Mon – Fri: 9am to 6pm
Sat – Sun: Closed
Doha, Qatar
Office 23-A, 2nd floor,
Al Mirqab Complex,
Opposite The Mirqab Mall,
Al Mirqab Al Jadeed Street

New Cairo, Egypt
El Reedy Square -
Legenda Compound Commercial Building
No. i3, 2nd floor, Office D12 –
District 2, Sheikh Zayed City –
Lisbon, Portugal
Avenida da Liberdade 110, 1269-046

Lagos, Nigeria
5A, Shoreline Drive, Ikoyi, Lagos

Algiers, Algeria
Lot N° 4 belle vue، Chemin de la Madeleine, Hydra 16000, Algérie
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Level 29, Tower B, Olaya Towers, Building No. 3074,
Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Road
United Kingdom
Hong Kong

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