Formerly known as Swaziland, the Kingdom of Eswatini is renowned for its rich cultural heritage and holds the distinction of being the last absolute monarchy in Africa. However, its limited economic size and significant dependence on South Africa can pose challenges to the country’s stability which presents a challenge for investors considering a second passport or residency.

Eswatini Citizenship by Investment

Eswatini currently does not offer any citizenship-by-investment or golden visa opportunities. Citizenship by investment initiatives stimulate the economies of their host countries by incentivising investment from individuals seeking citizenship or residency rights. Through substantial investments, typically directed towards real estate or government funds, individuals can secure residency and potentially attain citizenship in the respective country.

Eswatini Residency by Investment

Eswatini does not currently offer a residency by investment programme. Investors are encouraged to consider alternative solutions in more favourable countries such as those in the EU, including Malta’s Golden Visa programme.

Eswatini’s Passport Strength and Ranking

Should Eswatini introduce a citizenship by investment programme, its appeal to foreign investors would be constrained. The passport provides entry to only 85 countries, accounting for merely 13.1% of global wealth (measured by GDP) and 17.9% of worldwide travel. Positioning it at 126th on La Vida’s comprehensive Global Passport Ranking, signifying restricted global mobility and economic reach for potential citizens.


See below a selection of countries offering residency and citizenship investment programmes.