The United Kingdom is a developed country and has the world’s sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP and tenth-largest by purchasing power parity. The country has the 2nd largest amount of external debt, behind only the United states. It was the world’s first industrialised country and the world’s foremost power during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The UK remains a great power with considerable economic, cultural, military, scientific, and political influence internationally. It is a recognised nuclear weapons state and its military expenditure ranks sixth in the world. The UK has been a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council since its first session in 1946. It has been a member state of the European Union (EU) and its predecessor, the European Economic Community (EEC), since 1973; it is also a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the Council of Europe, the G7, the G8, the G20, NATO, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the World Trade Organization (WTO).
What makes the UK a good place to live and work?
The United Kingdom has a temperate climate, with plentiful rainfall all year round. The temperature varies with the seasons seldom dropping below −11 °C (12 °F) or rising above 35 °C (95 °F). The prevailing wind is from the south-west and bears frequent spells of mild and wet weather from the Atlantic Ocean, although the eastern parts are mostly sheltered from this wind since the majority of the rain falls over the western regions the eastern parts are therefore the driest. Atlantic currents, warmed by the Gulf Stream, bring mild winters; especially in the west where winters are wet and even more so over high ground. Summers are warmest in the south-east of England, being closest to the European mainland, and coolest in the north. Heavy snowfall can occur in winter and early spring on high ground, and occasionally settles to great depth away from the hills.
The UK provides a rich, diverse society and is home to London, the financial business center. One of its beneficial features of the investor program is that it provides a tax regime for high net worth investors. While it provides the travel mobility and security of a UK passport, the UK has a superior standard of education and is home to one of the best free medical care services in the world.
The Investor program has a three-tiered system which allows those people who invest at a higher level to be provided with residency sooner. Applicants are required to make the UK their home and reside there at least half a year. Applicants must be able to financially support themselves without taking employment but can have a business or be self-employed.
There are three investment options. The more money an applicant invests, the fewer years they are required to live in the UK. The first option is to stay in the UK for 5 years and make a full investment of 2 million pounds. The second option is to stay in the UK for 3 years and make a full investment of 5 million pounds. The third option is to invest 10 million pounds and live in the UK for 2 years.
The UK Immigrant Investor Program does not require applicants to undergo medical examinations. Children over the age of 18 can be included in the investor’s application as long as the child(ren) are dependent and part of the family unit.