Part I discusses the background of the US and UK investor visas by considering the intentions, legislative histories, and relevant immigration schemes of each country’s program. Part II outlines and describes the requirements of each investor visa category and also touches on the alternatives offered under each program. Part III compares the US and UK investor visa programs, evaluates the issues associated with the US investor visa, and considers the benefits accompanying the UK investor visa. Eventually, this Comment concludes that the United Kingdom’s simple and straightforward process is preferred to the United States’ complicated and uncertain method.

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