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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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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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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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club , europe , farzin-yazdi , intel-data , leffa , residence-by-investment , shard-capital , steinmetz-leffa , tier-1 , uk , united-kingdom

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 Approvals Plummet 60% in Q3

November 28, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   Only 49 main applicants and 72 dependents received entry clearances in the UK under the Tier 1 Investor Visa during the third quarter of 2019, a tremendous drop from, respectively, the 124 and 226 seen in the preceding quarter. Presuming investment amounts coming in at the...

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UK Undercover Reporters Show Shortcomings in Home Office Tier 1 Vetting That Industry Has Repeatedly Warned of in the Past

July 23, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   In a series of articles and videos, the Times and Channel 4 used hidden cameras to film UK Tier 1 providers appearing to trivialize the Home Office’s vetting practices. They omit to mention that service providers themselves have repeatedly urged the Home Office to enhance their...

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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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