As Startup Visas in Major Chinese Cities Prove Successful, Expect Nationwide Roll-out

Over the past few years, China has increasingly promoted the concept of “mass entrepreneurship and innovation” and implemented policies to promote it nationwide. Now, China is extending the target audience of this concept to include foreign nationals. Shanghai Municipal Public Security Bureau, as early as in May 2018, had already launched a brand-new “private affairs”

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Harvey Law Takes Golden Visas Off Shelf, Turns Focus to Startup/Entrepreneur Programs

Harvey Law Group’s global managing partner, Jean-François Harvey, tells IMI his firm is phasing out of the golden visa market, opting instead to focus on startup and entrepreneur visas, a category of immigration that, he points out, adds more value to the destination economy – and his firm.

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1 Decade, 30,663 Visas, $8.3 Billion: UK Tier 1 Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary

As the UK Tier 1 Visa program turns 10 years old, we’re taking a deep dive into the statistical archives of the Home Office to recap a decade of immigrant investment and entrepreneurship on the British Isles. The United Kingdom’s Tier 1 Visa program – which has both an investor and an Entrepreneur category –

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UK Entrepreneur Visa Issuances Up 23% YoY in Q2

The UK issued 23% (266 vs 217) more Tier 1 Entrepreneur visas in the second quarter this year than during the same period in 2017.  The first half of 2018, as a whole, also saw 14% more Entrepreneur visas issued than the first half of last year, indicating a healthy upward trend in application volumes.

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UK Tier 1 Investor Visa Numbers Soar 65% YoY in 2017, Chinese Lead the Way

Recent figures from the Home Office reveal that 2017 was the best year on record for the UK’s Tier 1 Investor Visa program since the investment requirement doubled from one to two million in 2014.  355 main applicants received approvals in 2017, up from 215 in 2016, a year-on-year increase of 65%. Accounting for 116

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