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High Value Residency applications from Russia (FOI)

High Value Residency applications from Russia (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 18 May 2018.

Request

A

How many applications have been made for high value residency (21E) status in the last five years by individuals from the Russian federation?

Please provide an annual breakdown, including their names.

B

How many of these applications were approved?

Please provide an annual breakdown, including their names.

C

How many individuals have applied for high value residency (21E) status in the last five years who have been named on the US Treasury’s list of foreign political figures and oligarchs who have benefitted from their closeness to the Russian regime (link below) that was published in January 2018?

Please provide an annual breakdown, including their names.

2018-01-29 US Treasury CAATSA list

D

How many of these applications were approved?

Please provide an annual breakdown, including their names.

E

How many individuals have applied for high value residency (21E) status in the last five years who were among the 7 Russian ‘oligarchs’ and 17 senior Russian government officials specifically sanctioned by the US Treasury earlier this month?

Please provide an annual breakdown and their names.

F

How many of these applications were approved?

Please provide an annual breakdown, including their names.

Response

Further to Article 25 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011, information that could identify an individual is absolutely exempt as this would breach the principals of the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005. Names of individuals are therefore absolutely exempt from release. In addition where numbers of applicants are fewer than five this has been represented as such to avoid identification of individuals.

A

High value residency applicants from Russia:

2018 - 0

2017 - <5

2016 - <5

2015 - 0

2014 - 0

B

Number of Russian applications approved:

2018 - 0

2017 - <5

2016 - <5

2015 - 0

2014 - 0

C and D

Fewer than five applications have been received and approved from individuals on the US Treasury’s list of senior foreign political figures and oligarchs.

It should be noted that the US Treasury’s list of senior foreign political figures and oligarchs was published after the applications and approvals referenced within A and B.

It should be further noted that this report is not a sanctions list and the inclusion of individuals in the report should not be interpreted to impose sanctions on those individuals. Nor does inclusion within the report create any restriction or limitations on dealing with such person, or indicate that the U.S Government has any information about the individual’s involvement in malign activities.

E and F

No sanctioned individuals have applied for high value residency status.

Additional information

All High value applicants are reviewed via Bloomberg World-check which would identify any Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) and any sanctioned individuals. For further details on the States of Jersey application process, please refer to the policy for 2(1) (e) applications:

High value residency

Further information on the relevant checks is also included in:

High value individuals in Jersey (FOI)

Articles applied

Article 25 Personal information

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005.

(2) Information is absolutely exempt information if –

(a) it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005; and

(b) its supply to a member of the public would contravene any of the data protection principles, as defined in that Law.

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