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WHY BECOME A UK CITIZEN

Costs

£ 50,000

Time To Residency

4-6 Months

Visa-Free Travel

168 Countries

Family

Investor, Spouse, dependents up to age 18 and parents of main applicant

ABOUT UK

London is a leading global city and, alongside New York, one the world’s most influential financial centers. It is a cosmopolitan city and caters for every taste and culture. London has the highest GDP of any city in Europe and is home to the corporate headquarters of numerous multi-national corporations, financial institutions, professional firms, and other major organizations. The time zone falls between the USA and Asia and, therefore, is an ideal location in the globalized business world.

 

In this time of increased globalization, the UK is one of the best locations for travel and mobility. London has high-speed rail links to Brussels, Paris, and onwards to the rest of Europe, as well as mainline links to the rest of the UK. London is the busiest airport city in the world, boasting five international airports: Heathrow, Gatwick, London City, Luton, and Stansted.

 

The UK is home to some of the best educational institutions, from pre-school to university.

 

Leading global universities such as Imperial College, King’s College, London Business School, London School of Economics, and University College London all have an excellent international reputation and are based in London. These institutions of academic excellence attract students from across the world. Henley & Partners, in collaboration with one of the leading education consultants in the UK, can assist our clients to find the best schools for their children.

UK - AT A GLANCE

Continent Europe
Capital London
Official Language English
Population 67,545,757
Total Area 242,495 km2
GDP $3.131 trillion
Visa-Free Countries 168
Passport Rank 5th
Currency GBP £

BENEFITS

Visa Free Travel

Obtain your European Residency in only 4-5 months with the golden visa process and allow yourself visa-free access to the rest of the EU. European residency also allows for a free and flexible movement of your labour and livelihood. This program offers Temporary Residency after 4 months, which leads to Permanent Residency after 5 years, and in turn leads to Portuguese citizenship, provided all requirements are met for you and your family (dual citizenship is permitted). There is also no requirement for a permanent stay in Portugal.

Tax & Business Advantages & Dual Citizenship

Establish your business in Portugal, open a bank account and invest in a country with great infrastructure, strong political stability and an appealing tax regime. Ranked 29th in the world for the ease of doing business, Portugal could be seen as a new-born opportunity.

 

There are no limitations on dual citizenship in Portugal. The Portuguese Citizenship Act specifically provides that dual citizenship is allowed.

Security for your Family

The Golden Visa Program allows you and your dependent family Children over 18 & Parents) to gain a residency permit in Portugal for 12 months and is then renewed on a 2-yearly cycle. To qualify for renewal, you simply have to spend a minimum of 7 days in Portugal per year. This visa will allow you to travel freely across Europe within the Schengen Zone. Portugal will promise your family the world’s 19th highest quality of life as one of the world’s safest and most international nations. The Portuguese PR gives the saame rights to education as the Portuguese citizens.

CITIZENSHIP PROGRAMME

OPTION 1

 

Capital Investment:

  • An investment of Eur250,000 into venture capital or investment funds (creating 10 or more jobs)
  • An investment of Eur250,000 in the arts or in the reconstruction or refurbishment of national heritage projects.
  • An investment of Eur350,000 in research activities
  • An investment of Eur500,000 into venture capital or investment funds (creating 10 or more jobs).

*Plus government processing fees and due diligence fees

OPTION 2

 

Real Estate:

  • A minimum investment of Eur280,000 into property, if purchased in a low density population area.
  • A minimum investment of Eur350,000 into property older than 30 years, or located in an area designated as an “urban regeneration zone”
  • A minimum investment of Eur500,000 into property

 

*Plus government processing fees and due diligence fees

STEPS AND PROCEDURES

Sign a retainer agreement for Huriya Private to act as your advisor for application, due-diligence & legal processes.

Arrange a visit the Portuguese embassy to attest the required list of documents.

Transfer the investment amount and any applicable fees into an approved Escrow account.

Travel to Portugal for biometrics and to submit the application for permanent residence and the supporting documentation.

Temporary residency will be issued within 4 months of your property purchase.

Applications for your renewal of the ‘Golden Visa’ should be sent every year for the next 4 years. Permanent residency will be granted in year 5.

After your 6th year of residency you can then apply for Portuguese citizenship. Citizenship will be granted within 3-6 months depending on individual approval.

UK: 168 VISA-FREE COUNTRIES

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