The Marshall Islands, known for their idyllic beaches and clear waters, offer a serene environment for high net worth immigrant investors seeking a second residence. While the local economy is small, there are niches in tourism, fisheries, and maritime services. The Marshall Islands also offers a unique Corporate Registry, appealing for international business services. Investors should consider the islands’ remote location and vulnerability to climate change.

Marshall ISlands Citizenship by Investment

The Republic of the Marshall Islands does not currently offer a golden visa or citizenship by investment programme similar to those offered by some other countries. Such golden passport programmes often allow individuals to obtain citizenship or residency rights through substantial investment, typically in real estate, national development funds, or local businesses. The closest option to the Marshall Islands is that of Vanuatu citizenship which is available through investment.

Marshall Islands Residency

The Marshall Islands does not have a formal residency by investment program. The Marshall Islands is a sovereign nation located in the Pacific Ocean and has its own unique immigration and residency policies. Residency in the Marshall Islands is typically granted through traditional immigration processes, such as obtaining employment visas, family reunification, or other visa categories based on specific circumstances.

Marshall Islands Passport Strength and Ranking

If the Marshall Islands were to introduce a formal citizenship by investment route, one of the attractions would be its fairly strong passport. The Marshallese passport offers visa-free access to around 137 countries worldwide. In terms of access for business people, it offers visa-free access to 61.5% of the world’s wealth (as measured by GDP) and 68.9% of the global travel popularity. It ranks 67th overall in La Vida’s comprehensive Global Passport Ranking comparing favourably with the visa-free access offered by a St Kitts passort.

Citizenship and Residency by Investment Programmes

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