Capital: London; Time difference: GMT 0; Total Area: 243,610 km2; Population:62,698,362; Age Demographics: 0-14: 17.3%, 15-64: 66.2%, 65+: 16.5%; Languages: English; Religions: Christian: 71.6%, Muslim: 2.7%, Hindu: 1.0%, other: 1.6%, Unspecified: 23.1%; Government Type: Constitutional Monarchy and Commonwealth realm; Currency: British Pound (GBP); Exchange rate: 0.6388 GBP = 1 USD (2011); GDP (per capita): $34,800 USD; GDP (purchasing power parity): $2.173 trillion USD.
Several Immigration Programs are available under the Entrepreneur Category to United Kingdom. Carte Blanche Immigration Services will be able to help you determine the most appropriate route for your needs. As a consultancy that specialises in immigration law, we can offer immigration lawyer advice throughout the progress of your application managing every aspect of your move to Britain from your initial enquiry to on arrival services to help you adjust to living and working in the UK.
The UK Entrepreneur Program was created by the UK Government on 30th June 2008 to attract Entrepreneurs and their families to immigrate by making a substantial investment in a new business or by buying an existing British business in the UK with a minimum investment of UK ₤200,000. The scheme is designed to bring people to the country who can invest their capital and business acumen in the economy.
The entrepreneur programme for business immigration is a potential route to permanent settlement in the United Kingdom and accordingly spouse immigration and dependent immigration are provided for under its requirements.Entrepreneurs after satisfying certain conditions are eligible to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), which is the equivalent to Permanent Residence and then Citizenship. This program Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) is for non-European migrants who want to invest in the UK by setting up or taking over, and being actively involved in the running of, a business or businesses here.
|MONTH 1-2||STEP 1||Client presents documents proving liquid assets
of minimum ₤200,000 and asked to pay application fee;
|STEP 2||Carte Blanche Immigration Services prepares Business Plan
as per the clients requirements and in association with UK auditors;
|MONTH 2-3||STEP 3||Once the application forms and business plan is ready,
the application is submitted at the British Embassy in the clients
current country of residence or citizenship;
|STEP 4||Upon approval of the application, the applicant is granted
3 years and 4 months multiple entry work permit visa;
|STEP 5||Upon landing in the UK applicant must Investment ₤200,000 in
a new business or buy an existing British Business.
The business must create full time employment for
at least two EEA nationals;After five years a successful
UK visa application of this kind may lead to Indefinite
Leave to Remain in the UK (ILR), otherwise known as permanent
residency and subsequently to British Naturalization as a UK.
Please note that this information is accurate as of July 2011. Any changes that may occur after this date, which may or may not affect an applicant’s processing, will not be the responsibility of Carte Blanche Immigration Services, as governments can experience large volumes of applications, local authorities can modify forms/documents needed amongst other factors that may affect timings. Further, other factors like current place of residence of the applicant decide the time frame for processing of an application.