Tier 1 (Investor) visa — now the Home Affairs Select Committee gets in on the act

In a surprise move, a recommendation for the suspension of the Tier 1 (Investor) visa route has been made by the Home Affairs Select Committee in its latest report on the work of the Immigration Directorate, published on Friday.

Any such suspension could be introduced on no notice and would mean that no fresh applications could be made. There are even precedents for a suspension to also apply to existing applications that have been filed but not yet decided. Migrants intending to use this visa route need to act quickly if they wish to ‘lock in’ to the route while it is still available in its current form.

There has been little press comment over the weekend on this development, despite it following closely on the heels of the recent report of the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), chaired by Prof Sir David Metcalf, on the Tier 1 (Investor) visa route, which has been widely discussed…

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