Despite not being required to have a job, applicants under this category are able to undertake employment if they desire. Investors are initially given a period of three years and four months to stay in the UK. Following this, they can apply for an extension of two years, at the end of which they can apply for Settlement (Indefinite Leave to Remain), and then Citizenship after another 12 months.
THE BENEFITS INCLUDE
THE KEY REQUIREMENTS ARE THAT YOU
- Invest in stocks, bonds or British companies in the UK for a minimum value of £2,000,000 (to be held for at least 2–5 years, depending on the amount of the investment)
- Aged 18 or over
- Are of good character and have no criminal record