英国暂停投资者签证计划

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2018-12-8 17:04

Wealthy investors seeking a fast-track route to settlement in the UK are to face new restrictions under a Home Office crackdown on money laundering.

寻求在英国定居的快速通道的富裕投资者将面临新限制,这些限制是英国内政部(Home Office)反洗钱新政的一部分。
The scheme, which is particularly popular among Russian and Chinese nationals, requires an investment of £2m in return for a five-year track to permanent residence, while those paying £5m wait only three years, and investors of £10m can apply after two years. The investments can be made in gilts, government bonds, or UK companies. About 1,000 such visas were issued in 2017.
英国的投资移民签证计划在俄罗斯和中国公民中特别受欢迎,该计划让投资200万英镑的人士在五年后获得英国永久居留权,而投资500万英镑的人仅需等待三年,投资1000万英镑的人仅需等待两年。投资对象可以是金边债券(gilts)、政府债券或英国企业。2017年发放了约1000份此类签证。


However, following concerns that the scheme is being used to launder money, the entire investor visa route will be suspended at midnight on Friday while an investigation takes place. Tighter rules will then be imposed in 2019, including comprehensive audits of all financial and business interests carried out by “suitably regulated UK auditing firms“ who have “no involvement with any qualifying investments or the visa application“.
然而,由于担心该计划被用于洗钱,整个投资者签证渠道将从周五午夜起暂停,同时展开调查。随后将在2019年实施更严格的规则,包括由“受到适当监管的英国审计公司“(这些公司“不涉及任何为获取移民资格进行的投资或签证申请“)对所有金融和商业利益进行全面审计。