How our Innovator Visa Clients successfully obtain Endorsement Letters? 

Innovator Visa Route is a popular choice among Mann’s Solutions clients who choose to move to the UK by opening a business. For our clients, we have built a reliable compliance system that helps our clients successfully obtain Endorsement Letters.

In most cases, to be eligible for the visa, the applicant will need to have access to at least £50,000 to invest in their innovative business idea. The business idea, on the other hand, must be innovative, viable, and scalable to get approved and supported by an endorsing body. An endorsement Letter is essential for the Innovator Visa application; therefore, the business plan creation and approval are the first stage. Our trusted immigration advisers can assist applicants to identify an appropriate endorsing body and then prepare a strong application for the endorsement.  

Mann’s Solutions is operating with few endorsement bodies and assists clients with successful case preparation and business plan drafting. From our experience, it is clear that a successful business plan should include the following points:

– The Company Overview

– Market Overview and Trends

– Competition Analysis

– Unique Selling Point (USP)

– Sales & Marketing Strategy

– The Growth Strategy

– The Intellectual Property Information

– Management Team Information

– Financial Projections

– The Employment Plan

– Regulation & Licensing

– Balance Sheet and P&L

– Financial Performance

– Valuation & Exit Strategy

Additionally, for a new business endorsement, the endorsement letter must include the following documents: 

The name of endorsing body name, Endorsement reference number, Date of issue (which must be no earlier than the three months before the date of the application), Applicant’s name, date of birth, nationality and passport number, Short description of the proposed business venture, Name and contact details of someone within the endorsing body who will certify the contents of the endorsement letter to the Home Office and the proof that the business is innovative, viable, and scalable as set out in the part W6 of Appendix W in the Rules.  

Read about one of our successful UK Innovator Visa Case Studies with Co-Founder of Fintech Start-Up here – (https://old.manns-solutions.com/uk-innovator-visa-case-study-longevity-card/)

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.

Why you should obtain Caribbean Citizenship?

Caribbean Citizenship offers endless benefits for the investor and investor family. To make the decision process easier and sum up the main benefits of each program, Mann’s Solutions team has prepared a detailed overview of each Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Program.

Why you should obtain Caribbean Citizenship?

Worldwide Mobility

A passport of a Caribbean country provides an opportunity to travel visa-free to up to 156 countries, including the EU, United Kingdom, Singapore, Hong-Kong and even gives the possibility to apply for a business visa to the USA. All families will be able to enjoy visa-free travelling.

Profitable Investment Options

Caribbean citizenship programs provide at least 2-3 profitable investment options. This simply means that you can invest your money for a 5-year period and receive a second passport. The most popular Caribbean Investment Options are Real estate purchase, contribution to a public fund or investment in government bonds.

Taxation System

Well-known for their Taxation Systems, Caribbean Countries provide plenty of benefits for their nationals and businesses. All income received outside the jurisdiction of the second nationality is not taxed – it is a great tool to optimise tax burden and preserve your assets. Besides, you might be pleasantly surprised by the absence of some usual taxes that are common at your previous country of residence. For example, Caribbean countries like St. Kitts& Nevis and Antigua and Barbuda – do not charge income tax.

Confidential Process and Plan B

All Caribbean programs have strict regulations when it comes to confidentiality, therefore, the programs are 100% confidential. Besides, Caribbean Citizenship gives the right to live in a safe tropical environment that is both modern and stable. A second home in the Caribbean is always a plan B in case of political or economic upheavals.

Overview Of Caribbean Citizenship Programs

St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship

Being one of the most trusted and successful programs in the world, St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship Program offers fast-track routes to acquiring a second passport in 2-3 months. The passport of St. Kitts and Nevis grants visa-free access to over 156 countries, including the European Union countries and the United Kingdom. St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship Program investment options start from $150,000.

St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship Program was established in 1984 and now, is one of the most trusted and successful Programs in the world. The Citizenship Program of St Kitts and Nevis offer excellent opportunities for investors, including profitable investments, an opportunity to sell the property after citizenship acquisition, and a unique and highly favorable taxation system (no tax on global income, wealth, or inheritance). The workforce is English-speaking, well-educated, and welcoming.

Program Benefits

Saint Kitts and Nevis Citizenship Program let obtain a second passport in just 2-3 months. The physical residence is not required, and the passport can be easily obtained remotely. The whole family including spouse, children, and parent can apply for citizenship and can transfer the citizenship to descendants. In addition to that, there’s a short investment period of 5 years, allowed dual citizenships and an attractive tax regime.

Investment Option

1. $150,000 — Non-refundable donation to the government fund

  •  Contribution to the SGF (Sustainable Growth Fund) is non-refundable
  •  The donation amount may vary based on the number of dependents included in the main applicant’s application
  •  To qualify for citizenship as a single applicant, you will be required to make a government donation of $150,000

2. $200,000-$400,000 Real Estate Investment

  •  Real Estate option should be approved by the government
  • $200,000 – joint investment with another main applicant (each applicant pays $200,000, and $400,000 in total). The property can be sold in 7 years.
  • $400,000 – real estate investment with minimum investment period – 5 years.

 

Grenada Citizenship by Investment

Grenada Citizenship by Investment program is a fast-track and secure citizenship program. The only Caribbean program that allows settling in the USA, the Grenada Citizenship by investment program lets obtain a second passport within 3-4 months and grants visa-free access to over 143 countries worldwide. The program offers two investment options, a $150,000 government donation or a property investment from $220,000.

Program Benefits

Grenada Citizenship Program lets obtain a second passport in just 3-4 months. There are no residence requirements therefore the passport can be easily obtained remotely. Grenada allows dual citizenship, moreover, it is transferable to descendants and the whole family can apply for citizenship, including children up to 30, siblings, and parents. Grenada’s tax regime claims no tax on income, wealth, and inheritance. In addition to that, the USA E-2 Visa can be obtained through Grenadian Passport.

Investment Options

1. $150,000 — Non-refundable donation to the government fund

  •  Contribution to the NTF (National Transformation Fund) is non-refundable

  •  The donation amount may vary based on the number of dependents included in the main applicant’s application
  •  To qualify for citizenship as a single applicant, you will be required to make a government donation of $150,000, $200,000 for a family of 2, 3, and 4.

2. $220,000 – $350,000 Real Estate Investment

  •  Real Estate option should be approved by the government
  •  The property can be sold in 5 years

Dominica Citizenship

Dominica Citizenship by Investment program is one of the longest-running economic citizenship programs in the world. The most affordable in the Caribbean, the Dominica Citizenship by investment program offers a quick route to acquiring a second passport in 2-3 months. The program grants the investor visa-free access to over 137 countries and provides 2 investment options, a $100,000 donation to the government or property investment from $200,000.

Program Benefits

Dominica Citizenship Program lets obtain a second passport in just 2-3 months. There are no residence requirements therefore the passport can be easily obtained remotely. Dominica allows dual citizenship, moreover, it is transferable to descendants and the whole family can apply for citizenship, including children up to 30, siblings, and parents. Dominica’s tax regime claims no tax on income, wealth, and inheritance.

Investment Options

1. $100,000 — Non-refundable donation to the government fund

  •  Contribution to the Economic Diversification Fund (EDF) is non-refundable
  •  The donation amount may vary based on the number of dependents included in the main applicant’s application
  •  To qualify for citizenship as a single applicant, you will be required to make a government donation of $100,000

2. $200,000 Real Estate Investment

  •  Real Estate option should be approved by the government
  •  The property can be sold in 3 years

St Lucia Citizenship

St Lucia Citizenship Program is one of the most affordable and fast Caribbean citizenship programs. The program offers a quick route to acquiring a second passport within 3-4 months and grants visa-free access to over 132 countries. Obtain St Lucia Citizenship by following investment options: $150,000 non-refundable donation, government bond investment of $220,000, or a property investment of $300,000.

Program Benefits

Saint Lucia Citizenship Program lets obtain a second passport in just 3-4 months. The physical residence is not required, and the passport can be easily obtained remotely. The whole family including spouse, children, and parent can apply for citizenship. Saint Lucia’s tax regime claims no tax on income, wealth, and inheritance which beneficial for high net-worth individuals and their families. In addition to that, there’s a short investment period of 5 years.

Investment Options

1. $100,000 — Non-refundable donation to the government fund

  •  Contribution to the NEF (National Economic Fund) is non-refundable
  •  The donation amount may vary based on the number of dependents included in the main applicant’s application
  •  To qualify for citizenship as a single applicant, you will be required to make a government donation of $100,000, $140,000 for a family of 2, and $150,000 for a family of up to 4 members.

2. $300,000 Real Estate Investment

  •  Real Estate option should be approved by the government
  •  The property can be sold in 5 years

3. Investment of $250,000 in government bonds

  •  $250,000 — single applicant, investment term 5 years
  •  $250,000 — main applicant and spouse, investment term 6 years
  •  $250,000 — a family of up to four, investment term 7 years
  •  $300,000 — a family of up to four, investment term 5 years

Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship

Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by investment program offer one of the most affordable and quick routes to acquiring a second passport. The program grants applicant and applicant family visa-free access to over 140 countries worldwide in only of 3-4 months and offers two investment options, a $100,000 government donation or a property investment from $200,000.

Program Benefits

Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship Program let obtain a second passport in just 3-4 months. The passport can be easily obtained remotely, as there are no residence requirements, moreover, the whole family can apply for citizenship, including children up to 30, siblings, parents, and grandparents of the applicant. Antigua and Barbuda’s tax regime claims no tax on income, wealth, inheritance, and investment is required only after the citizenship application approval.

Investment Options

1. $100,000 — Non-refundable donation to the government fund

  •  Contribution to the Antigua National Development Fund is non-refundable
  •  The government donation of $100,000 covers 4 family members, however, the same amount is required if an investor applies alone.

2. $200,000 – $400,000 Real Estate Investment

  •  Real Estate option should be approved by the
  •  The property can be sold in 5 years

 

LONDON BASED SOLUTIONS ADVISERS – Caribbean 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 until you receive your second passport & residency.

Mann’s Solutions is an 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 are regulated by OISC and IMC (Investment Migration Council).

For further information or to discuss your 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.

Upcoming Citizenship and Residency by Investment Programs for 2021

Second Citizenship or Residency provides countless benefits and possibilities, this is why over the years, the trend for second citizenship or residency is becoming more and more popular. In order to keep our clients updated, Mann’s Solutions team has prepared the overview of upcoming 2021 citizenship and residency by investment programs.

Kazakhstan Residency Program

According to the latest news, Kazakhstan is about to announce its new investor visa program. The investment requirement is expected to be around $100,000-$200,000 and investors will have 3 options for the investment: Funds listed on the Astana stock exchange, buying securities listed on the exchange or Real estate within the borders of the AIFC.

We expect that the program will be popular among entrepreneurs and investors from China, Central Asian region, Russian and Turks. One of the key benefits of the scheme is tax benefits, as tax within the AIFC is 0%. The AIFC investors will only be taxed on local income, with no worldwide taxation.

Kazakhstan Program will grant applicants with immediate permanent residence in Kazakhstan, with rights such as social security, retirement benefits and health insurance. At this stage, there are no details about citizenship by investment program.

Kenya Citizenship Program

KenInvest, country’s Investment Authority, recently indicated that the plans regarding Kenya Citizenship Program are now proceeding quickly. The Kenya Program will be launched with the aim to boost country’s economy and increase the amount of foreign direct investments.

At the moment there are no specific information about the program requirements, however it is known that the government will be looking to encourage business investments and pricing for the program might start at $200,000. Kenyan Passport permits visa-free travel to 71 destination worldwide, some of them include Europe, Canada, United Stated and Australia.

Egypt Citizenship Program

Egypt is set to offer a golden visa through a citizenship by investment program. In 2018, Egyptian parliament has already granted the issuing of residency permits for investors, the requirement is 7 million Egyptian pounds deposit (approximately $422,000). The new citizenship program is expected to allow the granting of citizenship to investors who purchase a property owned by the state or through establishing an investment project.

The country allows investors and their families to hold dual citizenship and it also will be extended to family members and dependents. Egyptian citizens will be able to travel visa-free or with visa on arrival to 50 countries and territories.

Russian Residency Program

In November 2020, Russian government announced the plan to open residency program. According to draft legislation from the country’s Ministry of Economy, investors will be able to gain Russian residency in exchange for a minimum investment of 10 million rubles (which is approx. $130,000). The investment should be made into a Russian company and should create at least 10 jobs. We expect that there will be several other investment options and one of them will be real estate investment starting from $400,000.

The knowledge of the Russian language will also be required to obtain residency, but it is unclear at what level. The program is expected to come in place at the earliest from July 2021.

LONDON BASED SOLUTIONS ADVISERS – Citizenship and Residency by Investment  Programs

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 until you receive your second passport & residency.

Mann’s Solutions is an 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 are regulated by OISC and IMC (Investment Migration Council).

For further information or to discuss your 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.

Establish your Business in the UK with Sole Representative Visa

The Sole Representative Visa allows individuals to come to the UK and establish a business as a representative of an overseas company. Visa holders will be permitted to set up a UK company branch or a subsidiary of their existing business.

The visa is best for small and medium-size companies, as the capital requirements are smaller than for other visas. Moreover, the visa allows to test UK market by employing local staff and provides certain exemptions to criteria needed in other visas.

For those who want to settle in the UK, Sole Representative Visa route allows the applicant and applicant’s family to stay in the UK for 3 years. After this period, the person will need to submit an application for ILR, which will be valid for another 2 years. It will be possible to apply for Settlement and Citizenship after 5 years in the UK.

To qualify for the Sole Representative Visa route, the applicant must meet certain requirements listed below:

– The applicant is not a majority shareholder in overseas business (no more than 50% of shares)

– The applicant is recruited and employed outside the UK by the overseas company

– Required standard in English language with at least CEFR level A1 is met

– The applicant can provide evidence that they can maintain and accommodate themselves and their dependants without recourse to public funds

– The applicant intends to work full-time for the organisation in the UK

– The applicant does not intend to take any other employment in the UK

– The applicants is a senior employee – and will be a director of the overseas company

– Have full authority to make key operational decisions on behalf of the overseas business for the purpose of representing it in the UK

Taking into consideration the new immigration category Global Business Mobility Visa that will be launched by Spring 2022, Mann’s solutions advises applying for Sole Representative Visa route as soon as possible. The new visa route will be designed specifically for overseas businesses that wish to establish a presence in the UK, or transfer staff and might replace the existing Sole Representative of an Overseas Business visa or stay alongside. 

Click HERE to find out more and read the Top 10 most common questions about Sole Representative Visa.

Contact our Immigration Lawyers – UK Business and Corporate Visas

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

For further information or to discuss your 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.

Malta Travel Guide for Summer 2021

Situated in the center of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta is a perfect Summer destination. That’s why Mann’s Solutions team decided to prepare Malta Travel Guide for Summer 2021.

Malta is one of the European countries that will accept vaccinated visitors this summer, which makes it easier to organize the trip. At the moment, to go to Malta every traveler needs to present a negative PCR COVID-19 test, however soon the country will accept vaccinated visitors without the restrictions.

Malta Travel Guide for Summer 2021

Malta is well known for its splendid mild climate, great quality of life, low crime rate, and friendly welcoming people. Being an attractive place to live or own a second holiday home, Malta offers excellent air links, a picturesque landscape, and numerous leisure and joy opportunities. In this Malta Travel Guide, we have prepared a list of things, that every visitor needs to do in Malta.

Diving

Even though Malta isn’t known as a diving destination, the island is surrounded by incredible cliffs and a plethora of shipwrecks that are great for diving expeditions. Besides, the water in most of the places is transparently clear and offers excellent visibility. 

 Visit the Blue Lagoon

The famous Blue Lagoon is situated between Comino and Cominotto and is the most iconic beach in Malta. On the weekend it can get incredibly busy so it is better to come early to stake out a good spot. We also suggest visiting other beaches nearby and around the island, as there are no crowds and they are as beautiful as the Lagoon. To go to Gozo and Blue Lagoon you will need to take a private boat.

Visit Marsaxlokk Fish Market

Well-know Marsaxlokk Fish Market opens every Sunday morning. The market is a bit touristy and crowded but it’s the best place for buying all kinds of fresh fish. In addition, you can easily find a lot of other items such as honey, vegetables, all kind of local goods and nice restaurants around the market.

Take a Cruise Around Malta

To get a different view of Malta, we suggest taking a ride around the coastline. To do so, you can hire a boat or a small yacht, the trips usually include lunch and last between 7-8 hours. Also, the captains stop off at a few beaches and show some of the many shipwrecks.

 Exploring Popeye Village

Popeye Village started out as the film set in the 1980s. Today, Popeye musical is a large tourist attraction that allows to explore the village, watch documentaries and play mini-golf. 

How to become a Maltese Resident?

About Malta Residency Program

Malta Residency program is a perfect fast-track choice for acquiring EU residency for the whole family. The program offers permanent residency in 3-4 months and lets the applicant and his family travel without a visa throughout Schengen Zone countries. The investment options start from €150,000. The funds received through the program are used in the public interest (for example for the advancement of education, innovation, social purposes, research, justice, and the rule of law or the environment and public health).

It is interesting to mention, that Malta is one of those countries that is governed under financially liberal laws. Investor and Investors family can enjoy all the advantages of its economic policies through the residency by investment program.

Malta Residency Program Benefits

Malta residency by investment grants the applicant a 5-year residency permit that can be renewed indefinitely after this period if the applicant maintains a Maltese address. The Program does not require residence before or after the residence permit has been granted and lets investor and investor family travel without a visa to Schengen Zone countries. Moreover, Malta Residency Program grants the whole family access to high-standard education and an easy application process for obtaining a work permit.

Malta Residency Program Investment Options

1. Real Estate Investment €50,000 – €350,000

  •  €300,000 in the South of Malta and €350,000 on Gozo and in the rest of the country. Property can be sold after 5 year period.
  •  Property lease of €10,000 – €12,000 per year for 5 years AND

2. Non-refundable contribution €28,000 – €58,000

  • €58,000 – for those who lease properties
  • €28,000 – for those who buy the property

3. Administrative Fee €40,000

  • Initial administrative deposit: €10,000 (to start the process)
  • €30,000 fee after issuance of letter of approval in principle

4. Additional Requirements

  • The applicant has to make a mandatory €2,000 contribution to a local philanthropic, cultural, sport, scientific, or art organisation.
  • The applicant has to control assets valued at no less than €500,000 (Of which at least €150,000 must be held in the form of securities).

LONDON BASED SOLUTIONS ADVISERS – Malta Residency 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 are completed by our experts.

Residency & Citizenship document preparation and submission.

Full support until you receive your second passport & residency.

Mann’s Solutions is an 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 are regulated by OISC and IMC (Investment Migration Council).

For further information or to discuss your 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.

Why you should apply for Sole Representative Visa in the UK?

Sole Representative Visa UK is a popular choice among foreign senior employees. The route is usually chosen to expand business locations, as the sole representative is entitled to move to the UK in order to establish a subsidiary or branch of the company. According to the latest news the new immigration category, called the Global Business Mobility Visa might replace or stay alongside the Sole Representative Visa route already in Spring 2022, therefore we advise taking the possibility to apply for the existing visa route now. 

To make the decision-making process easier and faster, our team prepared a list of main reasons, why a person should apply for a Sole Representative Visa UK.

Move to the UK with the Whole Family

The sole Representative of an Overseas business can move to the UK with the whole family. This means that applicants can bring their spouse, civil partner, unmarried or same-sex partner, and any children under the age of 18 as dependents to the UK. Besides, UK offers a lot of benefits for the whole family. Some benefits include high-level schooling and British Universities, great career opportunities, access to quality NHS services, and a high standard of living in general.

Obtain ILR and British Citizenship in 5 years

Initially, the sole representative visa will be valid for 3 years. Afterwards, the person will need to submit a further application for ILR (leave to remain), which will be valid for further 2 years. And after 5 years in the UK, the person may be eligible to apply for settlement and citizenship.

Manage the Overseas Company Subsidiary or Branch

The sole representative will be able to fully manage the overseas company subsidiary or branch in the UK. Besides, it will not possible to undertake any part-time or full-time work for other businesses in the UK. The senior employee will need to have the authority to make key operational decisions locally on behalf of the UK company and intend to work full-time.

Click HERE to find out more and read the Top 10 most common questions about Sole Representative Visa.

Contact our Immigration Lawyers – UK Business and Corporate Visas

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

For further information or to discuss your 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.