UK Immigration Statistics 2018 – Merry Christmas!

As 2018 draws to a close, it is worth reflecting on a successful year for prospective Tier-1 Entrepreneurial applicants, with visa approval rates rising from 51% at the end of last year to 57% during Q3 of 2018. Much of this success is down to the professionalism and expertise of immigration specialists, lawyers, advisers and[…]

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa £50,000 Investment Route

Putting aside the pre-requisites of English competency and other Home Office check boxes, in our experience, the most common route through the Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa path is where the immigrant investor has access to £200,000 in investment funds. However, there are other routes to obtain the same visa and effective result with only having[…]

Franchising as a Tier 1 Investment Option

This weekend we spent two full days in London in conversation with Franchisors, in addition to potential and existing Franchisee owners at the British Franchise Association (BFA) supported British & International Franchise Exhibition (BIFE) at Olympia London. The two-day event, spanning both full mornings and afternoons of Friday and Saturday was exceptionally well attended and[…]

EB-5 Heading for an Omnibus..?

With only six weeks of the current Continual Resolution remaining before the December 8th deadline, speculation is rife as to what will happen to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Programme. Here at Greengate Business Associates, we assume that either another CR will be put into place and presumably, the further (temporary) extension of the EB-5 Programme[…]

Changes On The Horizon..?

Following the recent decision last month (September 2017) by the US Congress again to delay the expiration of the EB-5 Visa Program, it seems that no-one is still really sure what is going to happen when this new, extended ‘deadline’ is approached. In many interested circles, it has been mooted that dramatic changes to the[…]

EB-5 Visa Deadline Extended Again

The EB-5 visa program, allowing foreign investors that are suitably skilled, or qualified access to green cards, has been extended until December 8 of this year. The extension of the EB-5 Regional Center Program beyond the end of the US federal fiscal year was part of H.R.601 – “Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 and Supplemental Appropriations[…]

Tier 1 Investor Summary

In our daily regurgitation of all things Visa, we found this very useful T1 (Investor) Summary posted via the UK Business Circle from Reiss Edwards, an Immigration Lawyer firm in London. The Tier 1 (Investor) visa route is widely understood to be one of the most popular and least demanding, specifically regarding the requirements set out at[…]