The United Kingdom in general and London in particular, are a magnet for immigration from all over the world. England is one of the most prosperous centers in the world, but also Britain is a country with a glorious history and rich in culture.

England is an EU country, so anyone with a passport from one of the EU countries can come and live and work there. However, it seems that soon all this is about to change in the near future, with the future departure of England from its membership of the Union. Those who do not hold a British passport and wish to settle in the United Kingdom will have to apply for emigration to England, in accordance with the UK immigration laws, according to one of the criteria set by the UK Immigration Office .

Today, these criteria are guided by a scoring system in which demand is accepted or rejected according to the potential contribution of immigrants to English society. Skilled workers whose occupation is sought in England, rich people seeking to invest in the UK or degree holders demand, will receive well on a higher score than other applicants. But the rating is also determined by the applicant's ability to integrate into society, his knowledge of the language and whether he can support himself independently of the British social services. 

Lets see some of the Immigration Visa options for the United Kingdom;

UK Tier 1 Visa (Entrepreneur visa)

Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Visa is meant for those, living outside the European Union and wishing to come to the United Kingdom either to take over an exiting business or establish a new one.

Requirements:

  • you want to set up or run a business in the UK

  • you’re from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland

  • have access to £50,000 in investment funds from within the UK or

  • have access to £200,000 in investment funds from outside the UK

  • meet the English language requirement

UK Tier 1 Visa (Student Entrepreneur Visa)

This route is for non-EEA students who have UK (bachelor, master or PhD) degree, meet the required endorsement and who want to set up one or more UK businesses. The purpose of this route is to allow them to give UK qualified students a chance to become a successful entrepreneur in the UK.

Requirements

You need will need to meet all of the following eligiblility criteria:

  • You must have a UK-recognised bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or PhD, awarded to you before your date of endorsement

  • You must have received endorsement from an authorised UK higher education institution issued in the past 3 months

  • You must meet the English language requirement

  • You must have £945 in savings if applying from inside the UK, or £1,890 if applying from outside the UK - to support yourself in the UK, at least for 90 days before you apply

  • You must have paid your course/tuition fees and living costs in the past 12 months

  • You must be able to get in minimum required points (95) at the point score

UK Tier 1 Visa (Investor Visa)

The Tier 1 (Investor) visa is meant for business individuals who want to move to the UK, with or without their family. Only a few hundred of these visas are granted each year in this category. You need to invest £2 millions in the UK, in order to qualify for this visa.

Requirements

In order to qualify for Tier 1 Investor visa, you must: 

  • have at least £2,000,000 investment funds to invest in the UK.

  • be 18 or over to apply for this visa

  • be able to prove that the money belongs to either you or your spouse or partner

  • have opened a bank account in the UK

  • be holding investment funds in one or more regulated financial institutions

  • free/fully authorized to spend those funds in the UK

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