Industry Reacts Positively to UK Tier 1 Moratorium, Reforms “Ready by Spring”

Following yesterday’s suspension of the UK Tier 1 Investor Visa – though not the Entrepreneur category – industry participants with whom Investment Migration Insider has been in touch say they welcome the Home Office’s decision. Reforms to be introduced “in the spring” In a written statement to Parliament, Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes has further elaborated

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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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Turks Have “Disappeared” From UK Tier 1 Investor Visa, Q2 Figures Show

British Home Office figures released today show that 92 main applicants and 143 dependents received “Leave to Remain” (the initial three-year residence permit) in the UK during the second quarter of 2018. With 32 and 13 investors, respectively, China and Russia together accounted for nearly half of all visas issued, while Turks, who last year

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Gentlemen Prefer Bonds: Why Most UK Tier 1 Investors Pick Fixed Income Over Shares

While the UK Tier 1 Investor visa (UKT1-i) allows for investment in both equity and bonds (corporate and gilts), the overwhelming majority of applicants opt for fixed income rather than share capital. Two program experts explain why. “Prior to the 2014 hike in investment requirements from £1 to £2 million, 95% of investors chose government bonds,” says

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UK Tier 1 Investor Visa Sees 250% Year-on-Year Growth, Reveal Q3 Figures

According to figures released today by the Office for National Statistics, the UK Home Office has granted 114 Tier 1 Investor Visas in the third quarter of this year, up from 85 in Q2, an increase of 34% on the quarter and up 247% since the same period last year. With another quarter still remaining,

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Hard Brexit could prove a boon for UK Tier 1 program say immigration experts

The Remain-side’s emphatic warnings to the contrary notwithstanding, the prospect of a hard Brexit has yet to deter high net worth individuals (HNWIs) from investing and immigrating to Britain. Judging by one metric – the number of applications to the UK’s Tier 1 Investor Visa program – the opposite appears to be the case; figures

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