Seraphus specialises in all aspects of immigration to, and remaining within, the UK. Seraphus provides advice to individuals and businesses. We cater our services to suit your needs, business plans, and budgets, and we have developed a reputation borne out of an exceptionally high record of success based around our bespoke service. But don’t take our word for it, see some of our clients' testimonials here. For a full range of services click here.
Invest in the UK to be a permanent resident or British
If you are a high net individual you and your family can come to, or apply from within, the UK to make money on your investment, gain permanent residence and become British within 5 years.
You do not need: - to show you have any English language ability - to show you have enough money to financially support yourself and your family
For the first application you need: - £2 million, £5 million or £10 million - the money must be held in a regulated financial institute, and must have been held for 3 months
You will then be granted 3 years and 4 months entry and residence to the UK. If you fall under the £5 and £10 million group your next application is for permanent residence. If you fall under the £1 million group you need to extend your leave.
To extend your leave you must: continue to have £2 million, £5 million or £10 million investment, have invested 100% of that money in UK government bonds, share capital or lone capital in UK registered companies (not engaged in property investment), ensured the investment was made within three months of entry to the UK (assuming you have evidence of the date of entry) spent half your time within the UK
That’s all, you do not need to do anything else, you do not need employment and you do not need to set up a business. You can acquire permanent residence on this basis.
Permanent Residence and British Citizenship Permanent residence can be acquired within 2 years and British citizenship within 3 years if fall under the £10 million group.
Permanent residence can be acquired within 3 years and British citizenship within 5 years if fall under the £5 million group.
Permanent residence can be acquired within 5 years and British citizenship within 6 years if fall under the £2 million group.
We can: - Represent you throughout the course of the application process until you achieve settlement or British citizenship - Take you to our investment partner, one of the UK’s largest investment companies, for free investment advice
Seraphus was recognised by Acquisition International Magazine as the '2014 Human Rights Law Firm of the Year - UK' and the ‘2013 Asylum and International Protection Consultancy Firm of the Year - UK’. The awardees are nominated by their clients and peers, and are determined by the number of votes received and research by the publishers. Click here to visit the AI website for further information.
Christopher Desira was recognised as having achieved excellence in the practice of law by the Thomson Reuters Solicitor Rating Service called ‘Super Lawyers’. The Super Lawyers process measures peer recognition and professional achievement by peer nominations, independent research, and peer evaluations. For more details of the Super Lawyers click here.
Seraphus was shortlisted for 'Corporate Immigration - UK' in 2014 and ‘Corporate Immigration Law Firm of the Year - UK’ in the 2013 Law Awards by Finance Monthly. The shortlist is made up from a wide spectrum of areas across many jurisdictions. It recognises achievement and success. The voting is from self-submissions and third party nominations followed by research and selection by the publishers. For full details click here.
Everyone at Seraphus is accredited by the Law Society. The Law Society Immigration Accreditation Scheme confirms our skills, knowledge and experience in immigration law were tested and certified against the highest standards. The Law Society accreditation scheme logo (left) can only be used by officially accredited scheme members, click here for more information.
Ethical and Social
Seraphus is not just a business, we’re committed to conducting ourselves in an ethical and socially responsible manner and contributing positively to the community who supports us. Seraphus is committed to minimising the environmental impact of our operations, see our environmental policy here.
An Initial Consultation
If you are unsure how to resolve your immigration status, or if you require general advice, you can contact us for a one-off consultation. Please use us our email enquiry form and we will contact you to arrange an appointment. The fixed fee for this consultation is £60.