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CITIZENSHIP-BY-INVESTMENT

Country Profiles

Comprehensive information about each country and their citizenship and residency by investment programs.

Antigua and Barbuda citizenship by investment Caribbean

The only program to offer a university place scholarship to one family member via its UWI Fund with an investment of US$150,000

Austria citizenship by investment

Rather than a formalised programme, Austria’s CIP positions itself as exclusive and demands a minimum investment of €10 million

Bulgaria citizenship by investment

Bulgaria’s Immigrant Investor Programme (BGIIP) involves a two-step process that requires short-term residency before citizenship is issued

Cyprus citizenship by investment

As of November 1, 2020, the programme has been suspended, with plans to re-launch it once government analysis has taken place

Dominica citizenship by investment

Considered to be one of the world’s best programmes across all criteria, from price through to processing and passport power

Greece citizenship by investment second passport golden visa

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.

Grenada citizenship by investment

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

Jordan citizenship by investment

Successful investors can obtain Jordanian passports for their spouses, as well as their children below 18 years and financially dependent parents

CBI Malta citizenship by investment

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

Montenegro citizenship by investment

The Montenegro Special Citizenship by Investment Program (MSCIP) is the newest CBI programme on the market, launched in November 2019

portugal citizenship residency by investment golden visa passport

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

St Kitts Nevis citizenship by investment

The most established and long-standing programme globally with a reputation as the ‘platinum standard’ of citizenship by investment

saint lucia citizenship by investment

The most affordable citizenship by investment programme with a minimum US$100,000 donation

Turkey citizenship by investment

Declared the most popular CBI programme worldwide, it is affordable and offers an array of competitively priced but high ROI property projects

Vanuatu citizenship by investment program visas

The only CBI Programme on offer in Asia Pacific, it claims to issue citizenship in as little as 45 days

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.

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45

Fast

Days to obtain a second passport for Vanuatu, making this CBI Program the quickest worldwide

184

Access

The highest number of countries for visa-free access offered by any CBI Program comes courtesy of Malta

12

Residency

The number of months potential applicants must first spend in Malta before citizenship is granted

98.6 %

Education

The literacy rate of Grenada, which offers world-class education as part of its CBI Program

36

Established

The number of years Saint Kitts & Nevis’ CBI Program has been running, making it the world’s longest running

100000

Affordable

The CBI Programs of Saint Lucia and of Dominica require the least amount to secure citizenship

Citizenship By Investment News

Updates and analysis of global citizenship by investment programs.

Dcash digital currency St Kitts and Nevis citizenship

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has launched a digital currency, known as DCash. This has been implemented by St Kitts and Nevis in its drive to deliver a digital transformation.

St Kitts and Nevis is one of the first Eastern Caribbean nations to embed the pilot currency which is considered legal tender and offers a safer, faster and cheaper method for making payments.

According to the Governor of the ECCB, Timothy Antoine, the initiative's goal is to increase opportunities for inclusion, create growth and business opportunities.

Currently, the Eastern Caribbean dollar is the currency of all seven full members and one associate member of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). It has been pegged to the United States dollar since 1976.

The ECCB partnered with Bitt Inc to develop the digital version of the EC dollar.


Bitt delivers digital currency


“Bitt is very proud to provide the ECCB with our full stack of digital currency management systems to enhance the financial services within their member countries,” said Bitt CEO Brian Popelka.

Akilah Byron-Nisbett, the Minister of St Kitts and Nevis' Information and Communication Technology, said digital transformation would boost the economy and make the country a world leader in digital delivery. To reflect that commitment to digital, Prime Minister Dr Hon. Timothy Harris announced the implementation of an online process to submit applications to its Citizenship by Investment Unit.

Established in 1984, the St Kitts and Nevis CBI Programme has undergone significant transformations in recent years – including updated due diligence checks. The government is also aiming to attract more families.

 

Citizenship By Investment Analysis

Updates and analysis of global citizenship by investment programs.

portugal residency 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.

digital nomad visas programme citizenship

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.

vanuatu happiest planet

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?

barbados visa remote citizenship by investment

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?

passport demand

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.

Grenada St Georges

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.