Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich cannot work in UK on Israeli passport
- Author: Rogelio Becker Jun 01, 2018,
Jun 01, 2018, 3:11
Amid increased scrutiny and a tightening of visa regulations, Abramovich, who had attended almost every Chelsea game since 2003, missed Chelsea's Football Association Cup final win against Manchester United earlier in May.
Israel grants citizenship to any Jewish person wishing to live in the country, with Abramovich reportedly granted an identity card under the Law of Return.
Immigration enforcement officers police the rules and could act if Mr Abramovich was known to be working at Stamford Bridge or engaging in activity to run Chelsea while in the UK.
Israel passport holders are allowed to enter Britain without a visa for short stays.
Abramovich is the 10th wealthiest person in Russian Federation, worth an estimated $10.8 billion.
Earlier this week, The Post reported that Abramovich's United Kingdom visa request had not been denied, as some press had reported, but was under review.
Rabbi Boroda: "With the upcoming 20-year anniversary, we wanted to specially recognize those who have been vital to our work and to the Jewish community".
Since Abramovich submitted the renewal, there has been plenty of speculations as to why the UK Government are delaying issuing his visa.
Abramovich owns a former hotel in Tel Aviv, close to the Mediterranean coast, and is a regular visitor to Israel.
"A businessman has every right to get Israeli citizenship", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in a daily news briefing.
He has previously served as Governor of Russia's Chukotka region.