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Pandemic Brings UK Tier 1 Investor Visa Applications to Halt in Q2

August 27, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Not since Q3 2008 has the Home Office approved fewer applications for Tier 1 investor visas in the UK. In the three months to June 30th, 2020, only 23 main applicants and 40 dependents received Tier 1 investor visas, largely due to COVID-related border closures and...

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Despite Pandemic, A Record-Summer for Hong Kong Overseas Property Expos

August 17, 2020

Eli McGeeverHong Kong   We’re in the midst of a global pandemic that has changed the world forever in ways that we are still coming to terms with and which will likely continue into 2021. Yet, overseas property exhibitions continue to take place in Hong Kong at near-record numbers....

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8 Questions Hongkongers Must Ask Before Taking Up The UK’s BN(O) Visa Offer

August 10, 2020

David LesperanceLesperance & Associates   It has now been just over 4 weeks since the UK government announced a program for British Overseas Nationals, and there has been enough time to see the details of the program and the Chinese government’s reaction. Therefore, it is time to take a...

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UK Tier 1 Investment Falls to 4-year Low in Q1: “UK Could Lose £350m” If University Classes Move Online

May 21, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   45 main applicants and 65 of their dependants received UK Tier 1 Investor visas in the UK during the first three months of 2020, Home Office figures released today show. This is the lowest number of approved applications recorded since Q2, 2016 (the quarter immediately preceding...

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ECAA-Visas, The Turkish CIP’s Secret Weapon, May Be Living on Borrowed Time

March 12, 2020

Ahmad AbbasJordan   The Turkish Citizenship by Investment Program has, to put it mildly, greatly overachieved. The expectations for a CIP that carries a cost similar to established CIPs yet without visa-free access to the UK, Schengen, or the US were not great at first, at least among seasoned...

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As EU Citizens Lose Settlement Rights in UK, Tier 1 Visa’s Future Looks Bright

March 6, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Since its inception, the UK’s Tier 1 investor visa has only been available to third-country nationals; those from outside the European Union, the European Economic Area, and Switzerland. Citizens of those countries, of course, have had the right of settlement in the UK anyway and, as...

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UK Tier 1 Investor Demand Picks Up in Q4, More Than £720 Million Raised in 2019

February 28, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   The UK’s Tier 1 Investor Visa program rounds off the year with a slight upturn in the final quarter, but 2019 as a whole saw the first annual decline in approvals since 2015. 56 main applicants and 112 of their family members received Leave to Remain...

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UK Tier 1 Investor Visa on Track to Raise £1 Billion in 2019 – Record Interest From Hong Kong in Q2

August 22, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   While the number of main applicants dipped slightly in Q2 – from 131 to 124 – the overall number of dependents rose to levels not seen since before the program’s minimum investment requirement doubled in 2014. Including dependents, 350 individuals secured their Indefinite Leave to Remain...

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Whatever Happens After Brexit, Irish Passports Will Have a Unique Advantage

June 15, 2019

Marie Ekberg PadillaEditor-in-Chief, Uglobal.com   In a post-Brexit world, Ireland’s newly affirmed agreements with the UK will maintain close ties between the two countries and give the Irish passport an unusual place in the RCBI landscape. While Brexit causes an unclear political and economic relationship between Britain and the...

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UK Tier 1 Investor Visa Reform: “Not Much Has Really Changed,” Says Yazdi

June 13, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   During an interview with IMI at the Investment Migration Forum in Geneva last week, head of Investor Visa at Shard Capital, Farzin Yazdi, said confusion regarding the UK Tier 1 program’s recent reforms had led to a surge in applications but that practical consequences for investors...

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