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Britain will temporarily cease to issue visas to investors, also known as “Golden visas”, as of midnight, December 7. About it reports Bloomberg with reference to the statement British the Ministry of interior.
The issuing of “Golden visas” suspend before the reform, aimed at combating money laundering and organized crime. “We will not tolerate people who do not play by the rules and seek to benefit from the system,” said immigration Minister Caroline Noakes.
The program of issuing visas of the investor, plan to renew in 2019. Since that time, the visa can be obtained after an audit of the applicant conducted by an independent British company. Applicants will have to prove that our money was theirs two years prior to applying for a visa, according to The Times. In addition, investors are forbidden to invest in government bonds.
Investor visa UK designed for citizens of countries outside the EU. It allows to rapidly obtain a residence permit in the UK, and then citizenship in exchange for investments in the amount of from two to 10 million pounds. Now to invest in securities, government bonds or British businesses.
The UK authorities over the last 10 years has issued about three thousand visas to investors. About 60% of all visas issued for the citizens of Russia and China. During the year, starting in September 2017, “Golden visa” has received 361 people, including 115 Chinese citizens and 38 citizens of Russia.