GRENADA CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT
9th October, 2017
Visa Free Travel to the United Kingdom(UK)
Increasingly it has come to our attention during the due diligence process that there are applicants who would have been refused a UK Visa. As you are aware Grenada has visa free travel to the UK. However, Section 8 (3) (f) of the Grenada Citizenship by Investment Act 2013 states that an applicant who - “has been denied a visa to a country with which Grenada has a visa-free travel and who has not subsequently obtained a visa to the country that issued the denial, shall not be approved for permanent residence or citizenship under this Act”.
在背景调查过程中我们注意到有越来越多申请人曾被拒绝签发英国签证。 如你所知，格林纳达前往英国旅游是免签证的。 然而，“2013年格林纳达公民投资公民法”第8（3）（f）条规定，申请人 - “曾被拒绝签证到格林纳达旅游免签证的国家，并最后未获得所拒绝国家给签发签证的，根据本法将不获得核准永久居留或公民身份“。
In order to reduce the possibility of the citizenship application being denied or delayed for cause, it is recommended that local agents and marketing agents enquire of potential applicants as to whether they have applied for and being refused a UK Visa. If they have applied for the being refused a UK Visa before the citizenship application is submitted, the applicant should apply for a UK Visa. Once obtained only then can the citizenship application be submitted.
为了减少公民申请被拒绝或延误的可能性， 建议当地代理商和营销代理人询问潜在申请人是否曾被拒绝英国签证申请。 如果申请人在提交公民申请之前申请英国签证曾被拒绝，申请人应该再去申请英国签证。 一旦获得便可以提交公民申请。
It is advisable to follow this course of action so that if the applicant has been refused a UK Visa twice, then it will not be sensible to submit a citizenship application as under Section 8 (3) (f) of the CBI Act, citizenship will not be granted in these circumstance.
If the applicant has never applied for a UK Visa or has applied for and obtained a UK Visa, prior to the Citizenship application being submitted, there is no need to apply for the obtain a UK Visa and the citizenship application can be submitted.
Please be aware that in cases where a citizenship application has been submitted and it is revealed during due diligence checks that the applicant has been refused a UK Visa, the application will be delayed for cause in order that the applicant can avail themselves of the opportunity to apply for and obtain a UK Visa.
Finally, please note that although Grenada has visa free travel to the UK, entry into the UK is subject to the policies of UK Immigration that are in existence at any point in time.