Skip the visa queue - pay

Kate McCann
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THE GOVERNMENT could be about to hand wealthy investors an easy way around the visa queue by handing over cash in return for citizenship.

Investor visas could be awarded to the highest bidder, or potential citizens offered the chance to donate money to good causes, including building new hospitals or universities, in return for leave to remain in the country. The proposals will be published next month in a report from the government’s Migration Advisory Committee.