The Russians and the Chinese were the main applicants for UK investor visa

March 16, 2015

The Russians and the Chinese were the main applicants for UK investor visa

In 2014, the citizens of Russia and China have become the most active customers of the British investor visa – a residence permit for £1+ million investment. There were 703 applications, including 309 from China, and 162 from Russia, ee24.com informs citing Knight Frank Wealth Report 2015.

Over the past 10 years the UK has issued the highest number of passports to ultra high net worth individuals from around the world (about 114,000), whose personal fortune exceeds $30 million.

The price for the British investor residence permit doubled in late 2014. Now someone has to invest at least 2 million pounds. From now on, it is not allowed to buy property in the UK and include it into the investor program.

 

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