Two very different potential clients asked whether now was a good time to apply for a Tier 1 (investor) visa.
Despite what you may think, investors can be risk averse. It therefore stands to reason that before investing £2,000,000 or more in the UK, potential investors from outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland will wish to know if they (and their families) will be welcomed and if they can expect further obstacles to the application process.
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You have applied to the Home Office for your Permanent Residence card. Post Brexit, is it worth making an application to become a British Citizen?
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Congratulations! Your application to become a British Citizen has been successful and you have the Home Office letter to prove it.
You have contacted the local council to arrange your attendance at the citizenship ceremony and invited your nearest and dearest to witness you becoming a British national.
At the ceremony, you will receive your certificate of British citizenship and welcome pack.
And then onto the next step – applying for your British passport. It’s exciting isn’t it?!
Yes. Only there are a few things that you need to be aware of.
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Following Brexit, it can feel as if the road ahead has been closed to EU nationals. But it doesn’t have to be. I must have drafted and redrafted this article so many times since the British public voted 52% to 48% to leave the European Union (EU) on 23 June 2016.
Perhaps, it was a case of the Brexit Blues which led me to struggle with this particular piece. Fellow bloggers elsewhere seemed able to produce articles on the impact of Brexit on any number of industries and sectors. Indeed, I had come across numerous articles on the impact of Brexit on EU nationals and EU workers.
And yet for all the articles written, I’m not sure that EU nationals appreciate that things are not as bleak as they first appear; that they have options for securing their status in the UK and that the sooner they begin thinking about next steps, the better. With this in mind, I finally felt upbeat about putting pen to paper.
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