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Chelsea owner Abramovich takes Israeli citizenship

Chelsea owner Abramovich takes Israeli citizenship

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has been granted Israeli citizenship after he was unable to renew his visa to Britain, according to Israeli media reports.

Consequently, Abramovich made a decision to leave the country and take up citizenship of Israeli, where he is eligible to live due to the Law of Return which allows followers of the Jewish faith to move to the country.

'In total, Abramovich spent about three hours in Israel, ' stated the report.

Joe Skipper  Reuters                   Abramovich's little boat
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The Russian-born oligarch held an entrepreneurial visa in the United Kingdom that expired last month and was taking longer than usual to renew, Reuters reported.

The British governemnt has declined to comment.

Mr Abramovich is now in Tel Aviv but a spokesman would not comment on media reports that his citizenship had been granted.

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Worth an estimated £9.3 billion, according to the Sunday Times, Abramovich would become the richest person in Israel and would be exempt from the country's taxes on income earned overseas for 10 years, as well as not being required to declare the source of that income.

The Times of Israel said the news was confirm by Israel's interior ministry earlier today.

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He is a frequent visitor to Israel and bought a hotel in Tel Aviv in 2015 that reports say he has turned into a residence.

An Israeli passport will allow Mr Abramovich to enter Britain for up to six months, but he won't be able to work there without first receiving a work visa.

Abramovich has been counted as one of the richest men in Britain since he bought the English Premier League football club in 2003. He has owned the team since 2003 and has been present at almost every game, until his visa problems began.

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