Comprehensive information about each country and their citizenship and residency by investment programs.
The only program to offer a university place scholarship to one family member via its UWI Fund with an investment of US$150,000
Rather than a formalised programme, Austria’s CIP positions itself as exclusive and demands a minimum investment of €10 million
Bulgaria’s Immigrant Investor Programme (BGIIP) involves a two-step process that requires short-term residency before citizenship is issued
As of November 1, 2020, the programme has been suspended, with plans to re-launch it once government analysis has taken place
Considered to be one of the world’s best programmes across all criteria, from price through to processing and passport power
Applicants for Greek citizenship can gain it via a residency route which can take up to seven years, but which is affordable at just €250,000, and gives access to 184 countries.
The only Caribbean country to offer the E-2 Investor visa treaty for access to the US and the only one worldwide to offer visa-free access to China
Successful investors can obtain Jordanian passports for their spouses, as well as their children below 18 years and financially dependent parents
While Malta is the smallest EU Member State, it is one of the most stable and offers one of the best universal free healthcare systems
The Montenegro Special Citizenship by Investment Program (MSCIP) is the newest CBI programme on the market, launched in November 2019
High standards of education and healthcare, coupled with a 10-year tax exemption or low tax on most non-Portugal-sourced income, makes Portugal a popular choice
The most established and long-standing programme globally with a reputation as the ‘platinum standard’ of citizenship by investment
The most affordable citizenship by investment programme with a minimum US$100,000 donation
Declared the most popular CBI programme worldwide, it is affordable and offers an array of competitively priced but high ROI property projects
The only CBI Programme on offer in Asia Pacific, it claims to issue citizenship in as little as 45 days
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There are currently 15 citizenship-by-investment (CBI) programs operating around the world – from the Middle East to the Caribbean.
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The Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Timothy Harris, officially opened the Ramada St Kitts hotel on 2 December.
Thailand, known as the land of smiles, is a popular destination in Southeast Asia renowned for its beaches, incredible landscape and friendly welcome. As the country recovers from tourism losses caused by COVID-19, the government has announced a new long-term visa programme that will allow ‘wealthy’ foreigners and certain highly skilled professionals to stay in the country for up to 10 years.
Designed as a utopia for remote workers, and located on the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira, the world’s first official digital nomad village offers free workspace and wifi for those staying a month or more.
From offering a powerful passport and easy access to living and working in the US to low taxation, a fast-growing economy and business-friendly environment, there are multiple reasons to invest in North Macedonia’s Citizenship by Investment programme.
Luxurious hospitality and residential property developer Ora Caribbean says that subscriptions for its stunning Beach House development have now closed due to unprecedented demand.
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If you’re planning to secure second citizenship, be it as an insurance policy for your family, a route to global mobility, or an escape to permanent residency, the Caribbean island of Grenada should be on your consideration list. From its excellence in education to its economic stability and family inclusiveness, here are 15 reasons why you should obtain Grenadian citizenship.
Could Portugal’s recent record number of Residency by Investment programme applicants be attributed to the country’s quick handling of the pandemic? Or is it Portugal’s EU membership and powerful passport making it so popular? Or could it be the country’s first-class medical and educational offerings, relaxed pace of life, ideal climate, and affordable and speedy route to citizenship, that has garnered it so much pulling power.
The pandemic has brought with it the opportunity to work remotely and the desire to reside somewhere pandemic-free. And with tourism-dependent countries desperate to replace lost dollars, a flood of digital nomad visa programmes has hit the market in recent months, extending the portfolio of opportunities offered by the global citizenship and residency by investment industry.
Ranked as the fourth happiest country in the world, remote South Pacific island Vanuatu combines high levels of wellbeing with a low carbon footprint and a culture of inclusion, and it’s one of the last places on Earth with no confirmed Covid cases. And for just US$130,000, foreigners can become citizens in just 45 days. So why wouldn't you?
In July 2020, the tourism-reliant Caribbean island of Barbados unveiled a 12-month visa to attract remote workers, and then in September, announced its intention to become a republic next year. With the pandemic having hit its tourism sector hard, could Barbados be revisit its plan from 2016 to launch a citizenship by investment programme?
While, predictably, the pandemic has triggered a sharp increase in demand for citizenship by investment, unpredictably, coronavirus has changed the who, why and where of the CBI landscape, with applicants from unexpected countries surging, reasons for economic citizenship changing, and some CBI countries really standing out from the citizenship crowd.