UK tier1 investor visa statistics 2017

UK tier 1 investor visa program is the most popular investment migration program to the United Kingdom for high net worth investors and their families. The investment minimum for UK tier1 visas is set at £2,000,000 based on PBS -points based system. The investor scheme offers a fast track option of settlement in the United Kingdom and later path to citizenship meeting all the requirements. The entry clearance decision is given within 3 weeks.

According to latest statistics from UK home office,

  • UK has granted a total of 5,760 tier1 investor visas granted as of Q1 2017 from its inception.
  • Chinese, Russians and Americans are leading investors in UK tier 1 investor program.

Please note that , as from 6 Nov 2014, UK announced increase in tier 1 investor visa from £1 million to £2 million. You will see a big drop in number of applications during that time in the below graph.

On  June 23, 2016 UK voted to leave the European Union and withdrawal date is set at 30 March 2019 at 00:00 (Brussels time).  The number of investor visa application during Q3 2016 reveal, Brexit did not have any effect on number of tier 1 investor applications, in fact the number of applications actually increased, with the falling value of pound.

UK tier1 investor applications

 

Quarter PBS – Tier 1
Investors
(Main apps)
2008 Q3 19
2008 Q4 24
2009 Q1 31
2009 Q2 32
2009 Q3 53
2009 Q4 37
2010 Q1 49
2010 Q2 41
2010 Q3 60
2010 Q4 61
2011 Q1 44
2011 Q2 70
2011 Q3 126
2011 Q4 91
2012 Q1 100
2012 Q2 102
2012 Q3 147
2012 Q4 121
2013 Q1 105
2013 Q2 156
2013 Q3 176
2013 Q4 128
2014 Q1 213
2014 Q2 251
2014 Q3 237
2014 Q4 471
2015 Q1 57
2015 Q2 43
2015 Q3 46
2015 Q4 46
2016 Q1 42
2016 Q2 40
2016 Q3 72
2016 Q4 61
2017 Q1 75

Please note the number of applications have dramatically fallen from 471 to 57 during Q1 2015. This is due to UK increasing the investment minimum from 1 million to 2 million pounds.

Tier 1 Investor visa by Country – Q3 2008 to Q1 2017

 

UK Tier1 investor visas by country

 

Country of nationality Total Result
China 1161
Russia 764
United States 167
Hong Kong 103
India 68
Kazakhstan 66
Pakistan 65
Egypt 64
Canada 62
Australia 58
Brazil 54
Iran 54
Saudi Arabia 52
Ukraine 51
Israel 39
Malaysia 37
Nigeria 37
Turkey 36
Iraq 35
Azerbaijan 34
Japan 32
South Africa 30
Afghanistan 24
Taiwan 24
Lebanon 22
Singapore 21
St. Kitts and Nevis 21
Libya 20
Jordan 19
Korea (South) 18
Mexico 16
Yemen 11
Bangladesh 10
Kuwait 10
New Zealand 10
Belarus 7
Indonesia 7
Macau 7
Syria 7
Venezuela 7
Georgia 6
Tanzania 6
United Arab Emirates 6
Thailand 5
Argentina 4
Armenia 4
Kenya 4
Monaco 4
Philippines 4
Uzbekistan 4
Vietnam 4
Croatia 3
Dominica 3
Mauritius 3
Occupied Palestinian Territories 3
Sudan 3
Bahrain 2
Ghana 2
Kyrgyzstan 2
Nepal 2
Oman 2
Qatar 2
Seychelles 2
Trinidad and Tobago 2
Zimbabwe 2
Albania 1
Algeria 1
Burma 1
Cameroon 1
Dominican Republic 1
Macedonia 1
Moldova 1
Mongolia 1
Montenegro 1
Morocco 1
Niger 1
Sri Lanka 1
Tunisia 1

 

Download the excel sheet of the tier1 investor visa data published UK Home office

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