Immigration to the United Kingdom
People from all over the world are interested in obtaining the UK residency. Great Britain is seen to be a very attractive place to live and work due to its stable political environment, economic prosperity, respected legal system, developed system of state compensation and national healthcare, imperial history, and citizens’ sense of identity within the context of tolerance and respect for diversity.
British passport is an internationally recognised document and one of the most powerful passports in the world. British citizens have visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to more than 180 countries and territories. The UK also accepts dual citizenship ( recognises dual nationality from anywhere in the world).
ORACLE CAPITAL GROUP provide immigration support in obtaining a visa, extending an existing visa and obtaining a British residency permit with the prospect of becoming a British citizen.
- want to set up and run an innovative business in the UK – and the idea would be innovative enough to be different from anything else on the market;
- have at least £50,000 in investment funds to start a new business;
- the business or business idea has been endorsed by an endorsing body;
- the applicant must have the ability to speak and write English (to a level of B2);
- in addition to the investment funds, the applicant needs to demonstrate the ability to support oneself, by showing that the applicant had at least £1,270 in a bank account (except investment funds) for 28 consecutive days.
- the business is already established and has been endorsed for an earlier visa;
- there was a change of business and this was previously agreed with the endorsing body.
Sharing investment fundsTwo or more applicants can form a team to apply for an Innovator visa, but they cannot share the same investment funds. Each person in the team must have £50,000 for each Innovator applicant. A holder of an Innovator visa can:
- set up a business or several businesses;
- work for their own business - this includes being employed as a director, or self-employed as a member of a business partnership;
- apply to settle permanently in the UK (also known as “indefinite leave to remain”), provided eligibility criteria is met.
- do any work outside the business the applicant has set up, for example, be an employee of another business;
- work as a professional sportsperson, for example a sports coach;
- apply for most benefits (public funds), or the state pension.
- the applicant meets the eligibility requirements;
- the applicant is still running a business in the UK or wants to set up a new one. The applicant must have £50,000 in investment funds if the applicant wants to set up a new business, unless either: (a) the business is already established and has been endorsed for an earlier visa; (b) the business has changed and this was already agreed with the endorsing body.
- A business or a business idea must be assessed by an endorsing body when applying to extend the Innovator visa.
- - The applicant wants to set up an innovative business in the UK - it must be something that’s different from anything else on the market and the business idea is a new idea (the applicant cannot joint a business that is already trading), it is innovative and it is viable;
- - The applicant has been endorsed by an authorised body that is either: (a) a UK higher education institution; (b) a business organisation with a history of supporting UK entrepreneurs;
- - The applicant must also demonstrate sufficient knowledge of English language;
- - The applicant must have at least £1,270 in a personal bank account for 28 consecutive days prior to making the application, or if switching to this visa if the applicant has been in the UK for less than a year.
Skilled Worker Visa
- - work for a UK employer that has been approved by the Home Office;
- - have a certificate of sponsorship from such employer, confirming that the position has been offered in the UK;
- - the job offered must be on the list of eligible occupations;
- - be paid a minimum salary (which would vary depending on the job offered) and will be the higher of the following 3 options:
- (a) £25,600 per year
- (b) £10.10 per hour
- (c) the ‘going rate’ for the type of work you’ll be doing
- evidence that the applicant has sufficient personal savings to support oneself (and any dependants) in the UK;
- proof of negative tuberculosis test results (if the applicant is from a listed country);
- a criminal record certificate (if the applicant is applying to work in certain professions)
Senior or Specialist Worker visa (Global Business Mobility)
- be an existing employee of an organisation that’s been approved by the Home Office as a sponsor (where the applicant is earning less than £73,900 per year then the applicant must have worked for their employer outside the UK for at least 12 months; where the applicant is earning £73,000 per year or more, there is no minimum time requirement);
- have a “certificate of sponsorship” from the employer;
- do a job that’s on the list of eligible occupations;
- be paid at least £42,400 per year.
- the time given on your certificate of sponsorship plus 14 days; or
- 5 years
- 5 years in any 6 year period if paid less than £73,900 a year;
- 9 years in any 10 year period if paid £73,900 a year or more.
- The holder of a Senior or Specialist Worker visa cannot:
- apply for most benefits, public funds, or state pension;
- change jobs unless a new certificate of sponsorship is obtained and eligibility criteria is met;
- have a second job - unless the migrant was previously on an Intra-company Transfer visa or a Tier 2 (Intra-company Transfer) Long term Staff visa;
- apply to settle permanently in the UK (also known as “indefinite leave to remain”).
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