UK Tier 1 Investor Visa Sees Record Interest in 2018 – Investors Scrambled to Apply Ahead of “Suspension”

Ahead of the Home Office’s heralded reform of the UK Tier 1 Investor Visa program – the particulars of which remain a known unknown – investors in December scrambled to submit applications.

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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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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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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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The 13 Most Popular Golden Visas in the World, According to the Data

We’ve put together an overview of the world’s most popular residence by investment programs, backed by official statistics. A note on the methodology: We’ve used the latest available full-year figures from official sources. Since official sources differ in their reporting frequency (some report monthly, others every now and then), the degree to which data is current also varies;

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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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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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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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A year after Brexit, UK Tier 1 Investor Visa applications are up 68%, Entrepreneur category plateauing

Brexit appears to have had no discernible negative effect on HNWI’s appetite for British permanent residence; Records released by the Office for National Statistics today show that in the first full year since the UK’s decision to leave the EU, UK Tier 1 Investor visa applications are up by two-thirds. During the second quarter of

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Brexit is perfect chance to lobby for UK Tier 1 enhancements: Mishcon’s Patsalos and Shard’s Yazdi

Shard Capital’s Farzin Yazdi and Mishcon de Reya’s Maria Patsalos on why Brexit didn’t trim Tier 1 Investor Visa demand but accelerated it instead, and why Britain’s divorce from the EU is a golden opportunity to lobby the UK government for changes to make the program more attractive. Stay in the loop! We keep an

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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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