Comprehensive information about each country and their citizenship and residency by investment programs.
CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT
CBI Guide reports on global
citizenship by investment
There are currently 15 citizenship-by-investment (CBI) programs operating around the world – from the Middle East to the Caribbean.
CBI Guide brings you detailed analysis of all of the CBI opportunities so that you can make an informed decision regarding your second passport or golden visa opportunity.
Days to obtain a second passport for Vanuatu, making this CBI Program the quickest worldwide
The highest number of countries for visa-free access offered by any CBI Program comes courtesy of Malta
The number of months potential applicants must first spend in Malta before citizenship is granted
The literacy rate of Grenada, which offers world-class education as part of its CBI Program
The number of years Saint Kitts & Nevis’ CBI Program has been running, making it the world’s longest running
The CBI Programs of Saint Lucia and of Dominica require the least amount to secure citizenship
There are just six months left for families to take advantage of the limited time offer for families under Saint Kitts citizenship by programme, which allows families of four citizenship for a reduced fee of US$150,000.
Encircled by mountains, Montenegro offers a safe haven, with protected harbours, sheltered towns and sights of unspoilt natural beauty. Its distinctive, rocky coastline hides away the UNESCO protected Boka Bay, home to Porto Montenegro, and many of the Adriatic's secret coves, secluded beaches and friendly, welcoming locals.
Whether you’re looking to second citizenship as an insurance policy for your family, a route to global mobility or an escape to permanent residency, the South Pacific island of Vanuatu could be the right second passport choice.
The Residences at Secret Bay, one of Dominica's award-winning Citizenship by Investment resorts, recently recorded its highest-ever sale in the country with a Secret Bay's clifftop villa selling for US$7.1 million.
Dominica’s Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit says a contract for the development and construction of an international airport on the island – funded by its citizenship by investment programme – will be signed before the end of May.
Head of the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Unit, Ambassador Emmanuel Nanthan, invited investors and their families in China to become citizens of Dominica during a speech at the China Offshore Summit in Beijing.
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.
As one of just three Citizenship by Investment Programmes worldwide (and the only one in the Caribbean) that allows its citizens to enter, invest and work in the US via the E-2 Investor visa treaty, Grenada’s CIP is proving increasingly popular with HNWIs, especially from India and China, where there is increased private wealth.