Citizenship Investment

There are a number of programs that offer citizenship by investment through either government donation or investment in real estate.

Through citizenship the applicant gains an immediate passport and has full residency rights in the country should they wish to exercise those.

Caribbean

Several Caribbean countries offer citizenship by investment programs. Such schemes are often used for the benefits of travel that the resulting second passports offer and less so for the residency benefits. The Caribbean programs offer citizenship at a far lower investment level than those in Europe.

St Kitts is the oldest such program of its type, in operation since 1984. It requires an investment of between USD$150,000 – $400,000.

Antigua and Barbuda requires an investment starting from USD$125,000. There is a requirement of 35 days residency in the first 5 years.

Dominica has a citizenship by investment option at just USD$100,000 for a single applicant.

St Lucia is the newest Caribbean program launched 1 January 2016 and like Dominica requires investment of just USD$100,00 for a single applicant.

Grenada requires investment starting from USD$200,000. It offers the possibility of an E2 visa to the USA and visa free travel to China.

*Please note investment amounts exclude government fees, processing and due diligence. Please contact us for full details.

Europe

The European Union is a collection of 28 European countries. A small selection of these offer citizenship by investment programs. Critically, citizenship of any one country means EU citizenship thereby granting the freedom to live, work, travel and study in any country within the EU.

Cyprus offers the quickest most effective route to citizenship in Europe and a second EU passport within two months. Investment of €2.0 million is required in real estate.

Malta offers citizenship through a combination of government contribution, investment and real estate. The program requires commitment and ties to the country. Investment is around €1.2 million.