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If you were able to show that you can invest the sum of £200,000 GBP into a UK business which you will be a director of and involve in the running of it then you can apply for a Tier1 entrepreneur visa.
The link to the government web page on the visa is here:
You will see that there are eligibility criteria which you will have to comply with.
If you are able to obtain this visa then you and your wife can travel to the UK for the purpose of investing in the business which you will help run.
This visa will allow you to stay in the United Kingdom for a period of 5 years, although you will have to extend the visa once and when you do you will have to show that you have complied with the eligibility criteria. At the end of the 5 year residence time you can apply for indefinite leave to remain provided you have complied with the conditions of your visa.
Once you have indefinite leaved to remain this is the right to remain in the United Kingdom without having to apply for any more visas. This means you can stay permanently.
If you then wish to naturalize as UK citizens after having obtained indefinite leave to remain then you would have to wait for 12 months from the date that you have obtained indefinite leave to remain an then apply for naturalization. You would also have to show when you apply for naturalization that you meet the following criteria:
If you are not able to apply for a Tier 1 entrepreneur visa for whatever reason then if you propose to work in the United Kingdom your options would be as follows:
1. Tier 2 general visa – This is a working visa where you would be sponsored by an employer to do a job which is in shortage occupation in the UK.
2. Tier 1 exceptional talent visa – This is where you are a world leader in your field and you are effectively sponsored by the regulatory body of that particular field in the United Kingdom.
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