Immigration to the UK

Individuals looking to enter the UK will need assistance with the complicated issues surrounding immigration and the tax implications of taking this important step. It is important to address the issues prior to first entering the UK.

In conjunction with our professional partners we provide a coordinated bespoke immigration and tax strategy for those coming to the UK. Furthermore, we can assist with UK visa applications.

Immigration into the UK is operated on a Points-Based System comprising of five “Tiers”.

The requirements for eligibility under each Tier are subject to frequent variation. It is therefore vital to obtain current professional advice.

Tier 1

This is aimed at high value and highly skilled individuals who will contribute to the UK’s productivity and growth.

This is the only part of the regime which does not require applicants to be sponsored either by an employer or an education provider. There are two types;-

  • Investor

Individuals who are high net worth “wealth creators” who have at least £2 million to invest.

  • Entrepreneur

Individuals who are of and “entrepreneurial nature” that have at least £200,000 to invest.

Graduate Entrepreneur

Individuals who have been identified by Higher Education Institutions as having developed world class innovative ideas or entrepreneurial skills, to extend their stay in the UK after graduation to develop their business. This also requires proof of financial investment.

Exceptional Talent

Individuals who are internationally recognised as world leaders or potential world-leading talent in the fields of science and the arts and who wish to work in the UK.

Tier 2 – 5

Individuals who are skilled and unskilled workers coming to the UK under sponsored permanent or temporary employment and students.