Key benefits

SECURITY
SECURITY

Raise your family in a safe environment

GLOBAL MOBILITY
GLOBAL MOBILITY

Travel visa free around the world to over 150+ countries

QUALITY HEALTHCARE
QUALITY HEALTHCARE

Provide your family with free high-quality healthcare

HIGH CLASS EDUCATION
HIGH CLASS EDUCATION

Free access to a world class education

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Expand your business across borders

Programmes

Start-Up Residency Visa
Start-Up Residency Visa

Launch a viable and scalable business idea

Innovator Residency Visa
Innovator Residency Visa

Start a business or invest in an existing business

Global Mobility Visa
Global Mobility Visa

For overseas businesses that wish to open a branch and send employees to the UK

Uk Ancestry Visa
UK Ancestry Visa

For commonwealth nationals whose grandparent was born in the UK, the Channel Island or the Isle of Man to enter the UK

Programme comparison

UK Start-up Residency VisaUK Innovator Residency VisaGlobal Mobility ProgrammeAncestry Visa
Required InvestmentJust the necessary funds to start a businessMinimum of £50,000No requirementNo requirement
Programme CriteriaHave a pre-endorsed business ideaMeet English language requirements and hold a senior position or be a shareholderOverseas graduate trainee looking to undertake a graduate training programme at a UK branch or sending senior or specialist employees on an assignment to expand the business. Depends on the the type of visa.Commonwealth citizens whose one grandparent was born in the UK and can show the intention of working in the UK
Length of Visa2 years3 years + 3 years extension6/12 months to 5/6/9 years, depending on programmeUp to 5 Years
Permanent ResidencyNot eligibleEligible after 3 yearsNot eligibleAfter 5 years
Maintenance Funds£945 for main applicant £630 for each dependent£945 for main applicant £630 for each dependent£1,270.00£1,270.00
Language RequirementIELTS Life SkillsIELTS Life SkillsNot requiredNot required
Required Stay PeriodMinimum of 185 days per yearMinimum of 185 days per yearNo stay period requiredMinimum 185 days per year
Employment RequirementStart a new businessOwn one or more businessesDoesn’t need to satisfy in some programmes and salary must be £23,100 to £42,400 or ‘the going rate’ which ever is higher for some programmesMust be able to show evidence they have worked in the UK for 5 years

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