Sole Representative Visa: What to do next once you granted the Visa?

Our Sole Representative Visa clients, who successfully obtained the visa asking general questions for the next steps in the UK to succeed with their businesses and settle in the UK.

There are some questions and answers outlined below:

  • I received passport with vignette of the Sole Representative Visa, but I am still in my home country?

As per UKVI Rules you have given 30 days to enter the UK, on some occasions due to COVID-19 Home Office gives 90 days to enter the country, if you failed to enter during this period of time then you must reapply for new Vignette by submitting online application form and bring your passport to the UK visa centre in your home country.

The next steps on your arrival in the UK:

– Collect BRP card

– Arrange accommodation & Allocate School for children

– Register with police

– Open Personal Bank Account

– Set up Limited Company

– Open Business bank Account

– Run the Company

  • How and where I can collect BRP Card?

Once we submitted online visa application form on behalf of you, we choose which Post Office you are to visit to collect BRP Card – Biometric Resident Permit. You will be given 1-2 weeks to collect it, due to COVID-19 restriction rules of quarantine, this time can be extended.

  • How I can select suitable accommodation & choose School for children?

We advise our clients to prepare detailed plan for renting or purchasing property and plan this step in advance, we support you with our Property Partner in order to choose suitable flat or house to buy with different options with International Mortgage, Local  mortgage, Cash Purchase.

In regards of Education, we advise our clients to search for Boarding Schools or Universities 1 year ahead of application and plan it carefully with our partners – Education Consultants.

  • How I can register with local police?

Once you managed to arrange accommodation, then we advise our clients to register online with Police appointment and obtain Certificate of Registration, unless if your nationality is in list of exempt ones.

  • How I can open Personal Bank Account?

There are several UK Banks which proven has good quality of service and transparency and user mobility for our international clients. Please see the list of some of them below:

  • Barclays
  • Monzo
  • Starling Bank
  • Lloyds
  • TransferWise

You can receive detailed advice from our partner – Certified Chartered Accountant.

  • How I can set up Private Limited Company and open Business Bank Account?

As you need full advice from our partners – Accountants to choose specific legal structure suits your needs and UKVI requirements to extend the visa after 3 years. Accountant will outline in details procedure and costs of setting up Private Limited Company and Business Bank Account. We are working closely with our clients and partners to manage clients until they successfully obtain the UK Passport.

  • How I can run the company and prepare for Sole Representative Visa Extension within 3 years?

Its important to plan your business financial goals and development of the country in nutshell. As per requirements of the visa, its crucial that applicant will receive Director Salary and manage to cover all personal expenses for them and their dependants in the UK. Moreover, UK Subsidiary must operate and managed by Head Quarters.

LONDON IMMIGRATION ADVISERS – Sole Representative Visa

Mann’s Solutions is international immigration law firm with offices in London, Hong Kong and Moscow and has expertise in offering UK Visas and Immigration by Investment services to high net worth individuals. Our immigration advisers regulated by OISC.

For further information or to discuss your personal circumstances in a private consultation with our immigration advisers in London Office, please contact us at enquiries@manns-solutions.com or call +44 207 993 63 46.

Innovator Visa: Detailed Guidelines for Business Plan

One of the important concepts of Innovator Visa is business plan. Our clients asking questions prior of visa application and endorsement body.

  1. What are main requirements must be outlined in Business Plan?

Innovator visa business plan will need to set a specific business idea in plan, your idea must meet the endorsement criteria stated below in details.

  • Scalable

Evidence of planning and job creation, growth into national and international markets.

  • Innovative

Genuine, original business plan that meets new or existing market needs and creates a competitive advantage of the business in the industry.

  • Viable

Business is realistic and achievable based on the applicant’s skills, knowledge, and industry experience.

Solid and strong business idea must be scaled to national and international markets and business must be innovative. In addition, the applicant must be relying on their own Innovator visa business plan.

  1. How to meet an Innovative Criteria?

There is requirement that the business idea will be genuinely new with bright solution on the market. Applicant has gained a competitive advantage by making different product and the idea new and unprecedented with reviewing gap in the market.

  1. How to meet Viable Criteria?

Applicant must show that their team can deliver the business idea and explain that applicant’s team have the skills, experience, and market awareness to deliver the plan. Such as, professional, and academic background and experience; how competition will be dealt with; when business will start making profit; what is detailed marketing & advertising plan.

How to meet Scalable Criteria?

Innovator business plan must show evidence of detailed planning and the potential for job creation and growth into national and international markets. We advise to outlined information in business plan, such as, specific markets plan to expand into; how applicant plan to expand into larger markets; Information about how applicant will fund their intended growth.

LONDON IMMIGRATION ADVISERS – Innovator Visa

Mann’s Solutions is international immigration law firm with offices in London, Hong Kong and Moscow and has expertise in offering UK Visas and Immigration by Investment services to high net worth individuals. Our immigration advisers regulated by OISC.

For further information or to discuss your personal circumstances in a private consultation with our immigration advisers in London Office, please contact us at enquiries@manns-solutions.com or call +44 207 993 63 46.

Portugal Allows to Obtain Citizenship by Birth for Children of Foreign Portuguese Residents

Starting from 11/11/2020, children born to foreign parents (Portuguese Residents, Portugal Golden Visa), at least one of whom has lived legally in Portugal for a year will be eligible for Portuguese citizenship at birth.

Children born in Portugal to foreign nationals’ resident in the territory already did qualify for birth-right citizenship, at least one of their parents had to have been resident in the country for two or more years. The new law reduces that timeframe to one year.

 

Our Managing Director Mr Evgeny Pavlov comment on recent updates:

“New Regulations will allow our clients to commit more for Portuguese Residence and Citizenship and, as they will able to obtain citizenship for their children at the time of their birth and eventually spend more time in the country for living and investing purposes”.

 

Investment Options – Portuguese Residence

  1. Property Acquisition From €280,000

✓ €500,000 – purchase residential or commercial real estate
✓ €350,000 – purchase residential or commercial real estate over 30 years old requiring renovation.

2. Creation of 10 Jobs or Business Investment

✓ Create a minimum of 10 new jobs     OR
✓ Invest a minimum of €350,000 in business

3. Capital Transfer From €1,000,000

LONDON BASED SOLUTION ADVISERS – Portugal Golden Visa

Full Support with our Immigration Advisers & Property Consultants:

Property search based on your requirements (from residential properties to high-value luxury developments)

  • Property virtual tours, 3-D tours and in-person tours available.
  • Due diligence checks and additional property checks completed by our experts.
  • Residency & Citizenship document preparation and submission.
  • Full support from until you receive your second passport & residency.

Mann’s Solutions is international immigration law firm with offices in London, Hong Kong and Moscow and has expertise in offering UK Visas and Immigration by Investment services to high net worth individuals. Our immigration advisers regulated by OISC and IMC.

For further information or to discuss your personal circumstances in a private consultation with our immigration advisers in London Office, please contact us at enquiries@manns-solutions.com or call +44 207 993 63 46.

St Kitts & Nevis Citizenship By Investment allow applications for Sibling Dependents from 07/11/2020

Mann’s Solutions would like to announce to our clients that, The St Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Unit informs stakeholders that, main applicants will be permitted to include siblings in their applications, as long as they meet the following criteria:

  • They must be the sibling of the main applicant (They are the brother or sister of either the main applicant or his/her spouse; not of the spouse or any other family member included in the application);
  • Their age must be 30 years of age or younger;
  • They must have no children
  • They must be dependent on the applicant for financial support

This policy effective from 07/11/2020, however siblings will not qualify for already approved files.

There are additional fees required to include a sibling is set at US$40,000 under the real estate option and US$20,000 under the Sustainable Growth Fund contribution option.

Other Immigration by investment programes with the same Policy.

The Saint Kitts & Nevis Citizenship By Investment becomes the fourth Caribbean CIP to accommodate sibling-inclusion in applications, following the introduction of such policies in Grenada in 2018, and in Dominica and Saint Lucia last year.

The Saint Kitts & Nevis program differs from other programs in certain key respects, such as while the maximum age of siblings in Saint Kitts is set at 30, it is 25 in Dominica and 18 in Saint Lucia. Grenada has not any age restrictions. Moreover, Grenada and Saint Lucia further have no requirement for financial dependence on the main applicant. The Saint Kitts & Nevis and Saint Lucia require the individual be a sibling of the main applicant, while the others also open for siblings of the spouse.

Please find official copy of signed document by St Kitts Citizenship By Investment Unit HERE.

LONDON IMMIGRATION LAWYERS – St Kitts & Nevis Citizenship

Full Support with our Immigration Advisers & Property Consultants:

 Property search based on your requirements (from residential properties to high-value luxury developments)

  • Property virtual tours, 3-D tours and in-person tours available.
  • Due diligence checks and additional property checks completed by our experts.
  • Residency & Citizenship document preparation and submission.
  • Full support from until you receive your second passport & residency.

Mann’s Solutions is international immigration law firm with offices in London, Hong Kong and Moscow and has expertise in offering UK Visas and Immigration by Investment services to high net worth individuals. Our immigration lawyers regulated by OISC.

For further information or to discuss your personal circumstances in a private consultation with our immigration lawyers in London Office, please contact us at enquiries@manns-solutions.com or call +44 207 993 63 46.

Turkish Citizenship by Investment: Best Property Options for $250K or Bank Deposits $500K

According to the Turkish Citizenship by Investment Programme, applicants must be able to prove that their real estate is worth the qualifying $250,000. By Turkish Law, professional consultants must provide an independent valuation before acquiring the property.

Property Options for $250K

Istanbul comes on top of the list of best places to purchase the property in Turkey. It’s the largest city and the largest property market in Turkey. The now-rural area near Istanbul’s newest airport is bound to become the busiest airport in Europe, ready to service over 100 million passengers per year once it’s unveiled fully in 2025. Investing into nearby development projects may be a very timely and rewarding for our clients.

The capital Ankara has also drawn a great number of investors. Other cities like Izmir have grown in real estate rates in the recent years. On the cost, Antalya remains an obvious choice for many investors due to its developed infrastructure due to great seaside infrastructure and well-known resorts for international tourists around the world.

Bank Deposits $500K

Applicants have increased interest in the $500,000 bank deposit scenario to obtain Turkish Passport. It is a straightforward procedure, its only require putting the money in the bank and hold it for the term of three years. This is a route that has particularly attracted many Chinese and Middle East investors.

LONDON IMMIGRATION LAWYERS – Turkish Citizenship by Investment

Full Support with our Immigration Advisers & Property Consultants:

 Property search based on your requirements (from residential properties to high-value luxury developments)

  • Property virtual tours, 3-D tours and in-person tours available.
  • Due diligence checks and additional property checks completed by our experts.
  • Residency & Citizenship document preparation and submission.
  • Full support from until you receive your second passport & residency.

Mann’s Solutions is international immigration law firm with offices in London, Hong Kong and Moscow and has expertise in offering UK Visas and Immigration by Investment services to high net worth individuals. Our immigration lawyers regulated by OISC.

For further information or to discuss your personal circumstances in a private consultation with our immigration lawyers in London Office, please contact us at enquiries@manns-solutions.com or call +44 207 993 63 46.

Sole Representative Visa: General Questions about shareholding

Our sole representative visa clients often asking questions in regards of shareholdings in the overseas business. Please kindly see some of them outlined below.

Majority shareholder

Home Office guidance states that applicant will be refused their visa applications where their shareholding is more than 50% of the available shares. This means an applicant can still be the largest shareholder, providing they do not own more than 50% of shares of the company.

Sole Proprietorship vs Private Limited Company

If an applicant’s business does not have shares, then there are no specific requirements as to the control applicant can have over it.  They should bear in mind that a purpose of the shareholding requirement is to ensure that the sole representative is genuinely a senior employee who will work to establish the business. If the employee has the ability to control their own assignment, then this could lead to the application being refused.

Shares ownership of UK company and Extension Application  

An Applicant cannot hold shares of UK company, because when they apply to extend their leave and for indefinite leave to remain applicant will need evidence that all shares are held by the overseas parent company.

Selling applicant’s shares in the overseas business

An applicant can sell them, but it is required that they provide the previous year’s share register when applying, so applicant will need to provide evidence of selling their shares since then, and an updated share register.

CONSULTATION FROM LONDON IMMIGRATION LAWYERS – Sole Representative Visa 

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Mann’s Solutions is international immigration law firm with offices in London, Hong Kong and Moscow and has expertise in offering UK Visas and Immigration by Investment services to high net worth individuals. Our immigration lawyers regulated by OISC (Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner).

For further information or to discuss your personal circumstances in a private consultation with our immigration lawyers in London Office, please contact us at enquiries@manns-solutions.com or call +44 207 993 63 46.