The investment will be structured in such a way as to make it beneficial for those investors who wish to take advantage of the UK immigration rules so as to enable them to qualify for a UK Visa and, subsequently, indefinite leave to remain in the UK and, ultimately, British citizenship and a British passport.
· Provided that a minimum of £1 million is invested, the investor and all immediate family members, including spouse and children under the age of 18, should qualify for a 3 year visa. There is no requirement to demonstrate English language ability.
·  Provided that the investment remains intact for at least 3 years, the investor should qualify for 2 Year extension.
· Again, provided that the £1 million remains invested, an investor may qualify for indefinite leave to remain (‘ILR’) in the UK after 5 years. In order to do this, the investor must have spent at least 185 days in the UK per year.
·  Finally, on the basis of an initial £1 million investment, an investor may qualify for British citizenship and a British passport after 6 years. In order to qualify, an investor should have spent on average no more than 90 days outside the UK in each of the previous years, and no more than 90 days outside the UK the 12 months before the application.
The above is a very brief summary of the rules that apply and may be subject to change. It does not constitute legal advice and your own immigration status will depend upon your own specific circumstances. You must not rely upon the above summary without taking specific legal advice in relation to your specific legal position.
If it is of interest to you, our own lawyers can, as part of your investment, advise you and process any applications you may wish to make for UK visas, ILR and British citizenship.