Wealthy Hongkongers snap UK golden visas at unprecedented rate

Pedro Gonçalves
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The number of applicants for a UK "golden visa" from Hong Kong citizens has surged amid protests over the extradition bill that have plunged the territory into turmoil. According to Immigration lawyers and property investment firms interviewed by South China Morning Post, prolonged unrest in Hong Kong is encouraging the SAR's high net worth citizens to move capital out of the region and into more secure territories like the United Kingdom, Singapore, Canada and Australia. Hong Kong made up the second-highest proportion of applicants for a Tier 1 investor visa in the second quarter of ...

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