Update: Home Office Confirms UK Tier 1 NOT Suspended

On Thursday, the BBC, the Guardian, as well as the front page of the London Times reported that the UK Home Office would suspend the Tier 1 Investor visa by midnight the following day. But reports coming in from UK-based immigration solicitors say the online application system remains live and that the Home Office will

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BREAKING: UK Tier 1 Program Suspended Pending Review and Reform

The Home Office today announced that effective tomorrow it is suspending the UK Tier 1 Visa program. The suspension will last until authorities have completed an audit of the program and determined new guidelines and requirements. Moratorium The Home Office’s decision is a result of its concerns that the program may be used for illicit

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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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Russian Tier 1 Investors in UK to Have their Visas “Reviewed” In Wake of Diplomatic Rout

British Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced her officials will be scrutinizing the files of some 700 Russian investors who have obtained residence permits in the United Kingdom through the country’s Tier 1 Investor visa program. The announcement, published in Quartz, follows a spate of news stories surrounding the alleged poisoning of former Russian double agent (now

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Tory win implies Hard Brexit says law firm behind Article 50 Supreme Court challenge

Speaking yesterday to Investment Migration Insider, Maria Patsalos – one of Britain’s foremost experts on immigration law and partner of Mishcon de Reya LLP, the London-based law firm that recently represented Gina Miller in the high-profile UK Supreme Court case which ruled that Theresa May’s government may not initiate Brexit proceedings without a prior act

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