Record Number of Investor Visas Granted

25 May 2017

This morning the ONS released the UK migration statistics for Q1 2017.

During the first quarter of 2017 we saw 75 Tier 1 (Investor) visa applicants. Of note was the continuing interest from Chinese nationals and an emergence of Mexican nationals, at the same time the number of applications from Russian nationals declined.  The full country breakdown is below.

Commenting on the release Farzin Yazdi, Head of Shard Capital Investor Visa said: “The attraction of the UK remains despite Brexit.   We have seen a record amount of Foreign Direct Investment into Britain. Overseas buyers are not only looking for trophy assets but are physically moving here and establishing themselves, and it is natural that they invest locally. While there is no question we have benefited from the Trump trade, and weakness in Sterling, today’s Investor Visa figures are the highest since the minimum investment was raised to £2m post November 2014.

Shard Capital Investor Visa is one of the UK’s most experienced Investor Visa finance companies, helping Investor Visa applicants with Government Bond only, Diversified portfolios and more, with a perfect track record.”

Year on Year Quarterly Data – 2013 – 2017

Investor Visas by Country – Q1 2017

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