Roman Abramovich & # 39; eligible to become an Israeli citizen & # 39;



  Russian billionaire and owner of football club Chelsea Roman Abramovich arrives at the Commercial Court in London on January 19, 2012.

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The multimillionaire owner of football club Chelsea, Roman Abramovich has been found eligible for Israeli citizenship after facing delays in the renewal of his UK visa.

Immigration officials told the BBC that he was interviewed last week at the Israeli embbady in Moscow.

He has flown to Tel Aviv but a spokesman did not comment any press reports he was granted citizenship.

Your UK investor visa allegedly expired a few weeks ago.

The British government did not comment on its individual case.

The delay in issuing a new one comes amid increasing diplomatic tensions between London and Moscow after the intoxication of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in southern England.

  • Abramovich faces the UK visa & # 39; delay & # 39;

Mr. Abramovich did not attend the FA Cup finale I am at Wembley earlier this month when Chelsea beat Manchester United.

Reports in Israeli media say that he has been given an identity card in Israel under the Law of Return, which allows Jews to become citizens of Israel.

He is a frequent visitor to Israel and bought a hotel in Tel Aviv in 2015.


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