Chelsea’s billionaire owner Roman Abramovich ‘has been effectively BARRED from living in Britain’… as he is named as one of the ‘key enablers’ of Vladimir Putin’s regime
He withdrew Tier 1 visa application in 2018 after criticism of Russian oligarchs.
Sources now reportedly say it is unlikely he will be allowed to live in Britain again.
Officials are reportedly under instructions to make it impossible for Mr Abramovich to base himself in the UK
Chelsea’s Russian owner Roman Abramovich is reported to have been effectively barred from living in Britain ever again.
The billionaire has not been seen at his Premier League football club’s south-west London home, Stamford Bridge, for months.
He withdrew his application for a British Tier 1 investor visa in 2018, after reported delays in his application following criticism of Russian oligarchs in the wake of the Salisbury poisonings.
According to The Sun, senior security sources now say it is unlikely that the 55-year-old will ever be allowed to live in Britain again.
Immigration officials are reportedly under instructions to make it impossible for Mr Abramovich – who owns a £125million mansion near Kensington Palace – to base himself in the UK.
His case is said to be being handled by the Home Office’s ‘Special Cases Unit’.
It comes after Mr Abramovich was named by MPs on Tuesday as being one of 35 oligarchs identified by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny as one of the ‘key enablers’ of the ‘kleptocracy’ run by the country’s president Vladimir Putin. Read More…