Visas to enable you to come to the UK as an investor
We can help you apply for a visa if you:
- Have at least £2 million to invest
- Open to many types of investments
- Leads to permanent status
Over the course of the last year the UK government has changed the types of investment you can make and making it a lot more attractive to Investors. You need to have a minimum of £2 million in the bank account to qualify for the Investor Visa.
Sole Representative Visa
Visas to enable you to come to the UK as a business investor. We can help you apply for a visa:
- If you want to open a branch of your business in UK you can send a representative to do just that
- The individual has to be the sole representative of the company in UK
- Your representative must be a director or someone with sufficient authority to proceed.
- They must not hold more than 30 per cent of the shares and can’t be the majority shareholder.
- The business doesn’t have to be profitable or pass any kind of viability test, it just has to be registered in its home country and be active.
- The applicant has to prove they have sufficient funds to support themselves, but again no set amount is stated, and they can bring family members.
- The applicant has to speak English to a low level
- It lasts for three years and can be extended for a further two. Beyond that the visa holder can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain.
Visas to enable you to come to the UK as an innovator. We can help you apply for a visa if you:
- Have at least £50k to invest and a new business idea (the Innovator Visa). You cannot join an existing business via this type of visa and you will be independently assessed on both the novelty and the viability of your business idea.
- Have an innovative and viable business idea (the Start-Up Visa). Again, you cannot join an existing business and your idea will have to be endorsed by a UK university or an official endorsing body. This route does not set a minimum investment level.
- Have exceptional talent (the Exceptional Talent Visa). There are also 2,000 of these on offer each year for established or emerging leaders in their field. Applications will be assessed on their merits by learned bodies such as Royal Society or the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Domestic Worker Visa
Visas to enable you to bring domestic workers with you to the UK. We can help you apply for a visa if you:
- Plan to visit the UK for up to six months at a time
- Want to bring domestic staff with you (e.g. maids, cooks, chauffeurs, cleaners, nannies and carers)
It is important to show that the individual is correctly employed under the laws of the country of residence and they intend to come to UK only as part of the family to continue to fulfil their duties. The domestic worker must be at least 18-years-old.
Visa to work in the UK
Visas are available for people who want to secure paid or voluntary employment, set up a business, invest in the UK, or visit the UK on business.
For some categories of visa you will need to have secured a job with a company that has a sponsorship licence. You can, however, directly apply for a visa if you fit into one of the following categories:
- I want to set up a business in the UK
- I have skills that are needed in the UK
- I am being paid to visit the UK to provide expert advice
- I work for an organisation in my own country and need to work or study at their UK branch
- I am visiting the UK on business
- I want to work in the UK on a temporary basis
- I have a substantial sum to invest and want to live in the UK
Family Visa for the UK
Visas are available for spouses, children, parents and other dependants seeking to live in the UK or visit for extended periods. If you fit into any of the following categories we can help you.
- I want my partner to come and live with me in the UK
- I want my child to come and live with me in the UK
- I want a dependant relative (e.g. father or mother) to come and live with me in the UK
- I want to extend my period of living in the UK
- My partner has died and I want to remain in the UK
- I have recently separated from my partner or been divorced and want to live in the UK
- I am a citizen of a Commonwealth country and want to live in the UK
It is possible to become a British citizen through a number of routes. It is also possible to get dual
citizenship so that you are a British citizen as well as being a citizen of another country. If you fit into one of the following categories we can help you.
- If you want to Naturalise as a British Citizen
- If you want to register a child as a British Citizen
- If you have previously renounced British Citizenship
Visa to visit UK
Visas are available for family members, holidays, business trips, student visits and private medical treatment in the UK. If you fit into any of the following categories we can help you.
- I live in the UK and members of my family want to visit
- I am visiting the UK for a holiday
- I am visiting the UK for private medical treatment
Residents of countries in the EU and wider European Economic Area (EEA) plus Switzerland have been able to apply for an EEA card, but this system is being replaced under the new EU Settlement rules. EEA cards will now only be valid until 31 December 2020.
The EU Settlement Scheme has been set up because of Brexit to enable EU, EEA and Swiss citizens currently living in the UK to remain after the UK leaves the European Union. The scheme is divided between settled and pre-settled status. Settled status enables you to live and work in the UK permanently, but you have to have been in the UK for at least five years to qualify. Pre-settled status enables you to stay for a further five years with the option to apply for settled status once you can prove that you have been living the UK for five years. If you fit into any of the following categories we can help you:
- I am an EU, EEA or Swiss national living in the UK and want to remain here after Brexit
- I am an EU, EEA or Swiss national and want to move to the UK
- I am a non EU, family member of an EU, EAA or Swiss national living in the UK and want to remain here after Brexit
- I am a non-EU family member of an EEA, EU or Swiss National and I want to come to live in the UK
- I am a non EEA, Dependant Relative of an EEA, EU or Swiss National and I want to come and live in UK
- I am a non- EU national, Family member of an EEA, EU or Swiss national and I have retained the right to reside in the UK following the death, divorce or departure of my sponsor from the UK
- I am a Family member of a British Citizen who has lived previously in EU, EEA or Switzerland
Visas to study in the UK
Visas to come and study in school, college or university.
- I want my child (aged 4-17) to study in the UK at an independent (fee paying) school
- I want to stay in the UK whilst my child (under 12) is being educated at a fee paying school
- I want to study at a UK Further or Higher Education institution (University)
- I want to study on a short term course in the UK
- I want to visit the UK as part of a course I am taking at a college or university in my own country
If you apply through MyUKVisas, we will help you present the best possible case so you have the highest chance of success.