Another Record Number of Investor Visas Granted

24 August 2017

During the second quarter of 2017 we saw 85 Tier 1 (Investor) visa applicants. The full country breakdown is below.

Commenting on the release Farzin Yazdi, Head of Shard Capital Investor Visa said:

“Another record number of Investor visa applicants, I expect this number to grow to the 100 a quarter level. We have seen a return of Russian applicants and slight weakening of number of Chinese citizens. As anticipated, Turkey has taken a top position and I expect this to continue. Given our insight, I anticipate Iranian nationals to be in the top 5 next quarter.

We now have the 12 month data post the British referendum, showing a 68% increase in Investor Visa applicants in the 12 month period post the referendum compared to the preceding 12 month period. As stated in my previous comment, Britain remains open and attractive. I do not see any change in investor appetite.

Shard Capital Investor Visa is one of the UK’s most experienced finance companies; helping Investor Visa applicants, immigration lawyers, & tax advisors with an evidence compliant portfolio. Our passion and first hand experience, has helped eliminate visa risk out of client portfolios. ”

Number of Investor Visas in years pre and post triggering Article 50

Investor Visas by Year

Investor Visas by nation – Q2 2017

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