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.
As is their custom in golden visa programs, the Chinese constituted the largest single applicant group, and the proportion of applicants that hailed from China grew from 17.1% in Q2,2017 to 19.5% in Q2, 2018.
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While China remains the undisputed leader in terms of applicant nationality, the top ten list of nationalities did see some significant shifts over the last year; While China, the US, Hong Kong, India, Australia, and Pakistan remained among the top ten countries this quarter, Russia, Lebanon, Iran, and South Africa were replaced by South Korea, Israel, Iraq, and Egypt.
Christian Henrik Nesheim is the founder and editor of Investment Migration Insider, the #1 magazine – online or offline – for residency and citizenship by investment. He is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, documentary producer, and writer on the subject of investment migration, whose work is cited in the Economist, Bloomberg, Fortune, Forbes, Newsweek, and Business Insider. Norwegian by birth, Christian has spent the last 14 years in the United States, China, and Spain.