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newbie questions

Post by jbaba » Tue May 23, 2017 1:12 am

Hi,

New to the board here.

1. Suppose my wife gets a tier 1 investor visa but I cannot go to the UK at the same time because of work reason. Can I join her after a few years? How would that affect my application? Let's say I join her 2 years after her arrival in the UK. Does it mean when she gets residence after 5 years, I will need to wait another 2 years before I get mine?

2. About investment - I understand you can apply for citizenship by waiting another year after staying in the UK for 5 years. But do you still need to keep the investment during the 6th year? Or is the investment requirement only for 5 years?

3. Tax - If I am not mistaken, the UK tax rate depends on your domicile. If you apply for tier 1 investor visa, do you have to choose the UK as your domicile? If not, would that affect the extension or application for permanent residence / citizenship later on?

Thank you!

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Re: newbie questions

Post by CR001 » Tue May 23, 2017 6:00 am

jbaba wrote:Hi,

New to the board here.

1. Suppose my wife gets a tier 1 investor visa but I cannot go to the UK at the same time because of work reason. Can I join her after a few years? How would that affect my application? Let's say I join her 2 years after her arrival in the UK. Does it mean when she gets residence after 5 years, I will need to wait another 2 years before I get mine? Each person requires 5 years residence to apply for ILR. You would need an extension based on what you have stated.

2. About investment - I understand you can apply for citizenship by waiting another year after staying in the UK for 5 years. But do you still need to keep the investment during the 6th year? Or is the investment requirement only for 5 years? Not sure.

3. Tax - If I am not mistaken, the UK tax rate depends on your domicile. If you apply for tier 1 investor visa, do you have to choose the UK as your domicile? If not, would that affect the extension or application for permanent residence / citizenship later on? You must pay tax in the UK. Not doing so will cause a lot of hassle and yes will affect LR and citizenship applications.

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Re: newbie questions

Post by marcnath » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:44 am

jbaba wrote:Hi,

New to the board here.

2. About investment - I understand you can apply for citizenship by waiting another year after staying in the UK for 5 years. But do you still need to keep the investment during the 6th year? Or is the investment requirement only for 5 years?
Once your wife gets her ILR, there are no more conditions to her stay. So it does not matter any more.
jbaba wrote:3. Tax - If I am not mistaken, the UK tax rate depends on your domicile. If you apply for tier 1 investor visa, do you have to choose the UK as your domicile? If not, would that affect the extension or application for permanent residence / citizenship later on?

Thank you!
You are mistaken.

The statement "the UK tax rate depends on your domicile" is wrong. The tax rates are the same for everyone.

Your domicile affects which of your income is taxed - not the tax rate.

And that has no impact at all on visa/settlement/citizenship. As long as you have paid the taxes as needed, you will not disqualify.
My comments are in no way meant to be advisory. I have no professional knowledge of immigration. These are based on my own experience, convictions and personal interpretation of publicly available information.

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