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caribbean citizenship

When it comes to the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) options on the global table, the Caribbean countries continue to lead the way, offering affordable, fast, efficient and stable routes to second passport ownership. Couple this with global mobility, mainly Covid-free environments, and an excellent quality of life, and it’s clear to see how these West Indies’ islands are giving other countries offering CBI schemes a run for their money.

portugal residency surge chinese

Portugal has seen an increasing number of Chinese and South African citizens rushing to purchase residency and ultimately citizenship in Portugal via the country’s successful residency by investment programme. This comes following a recent announcement that the popular Portuguese areas of Lisbon, Porto and the Algarve are set to be removed as investment regions from the programme at the end of this year.

antigua digital nomad residency visa

Just one of a raft of remote working visas to be unveiled worldwide in the last five months, Antigua and Barbuda’s Nomad Digital Residence (NDR) Programme, which invites remote-working foreigners to reside on the island for up to 24 months, has witnessed a high number of applicants, especially from the US, UK and Canada, and has been receiving up to seven inquiries per day since its launch in September.

antigua barbuda sustainability lonely planet

The Caribbean island of Antigua & Barbuda, which runs a successful citizenship by investment programme that includes the option of investment in eco-friendly resorts, has been named 2021’s Emerging Sustainable Destination of the Year in global travel authority Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel Awards 2021.

saint kitts nevis digital transformation economic

As one of the first countries to deliver a digitalised solution for its citizenship by investment programme applications, Saint Kitts & Nevis is set to implement a digital transformation throughout 2020-2022 aimed at boosting the economy and making the Caribbean island nation a world leader in digital delivery for its citizens, residents and investors.

montenegro nature

Tapping into the increased appreciation for nature following the digital restrictiveness of the pandemic, the tiny Balkan country of Montenegro, which allows foreigners to invest in property via its citizenship by investment programme, unveils a new global campaign showcasing its natural beauty, from dense green forests and wild mountain rivers, to powdery ski slopes and 117 beaches.

saint lucia increase applicants

Rigorous due diligence. Check. Integrity and transparency. Check. Minimum financial outlay. Check. Booming economy. Check. Exemplary handling of the pandemic. Check. It’s easy to see why the Saint Lucia’s Citizenship by Investment programme, which has entered its fifth year of successful operation and undergone a recent rebrand, has proven so popular in the past few months.

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.

portugal property investment

From 2021, Portugal’s popular residency by investment programme, which offers an affordable route to Portuguese citizenship and EU membership and which has seen a record number of applications in 2020, will change its conditions, allowing applicants to invest in real estate only outside of Porto, Lisbon and the popular Algarve region.

montenegro porto investment properties citizenship

The youngest citizenship by investment programme, Montenegro’s CIP, which has seen a 142% surge this year, has recently extended its portfolio of approved development projects to offer economic citizens 11 investment options, with everything from a 5* hotel room in a popular ski resort to a luxury residence in the Med’s best marina.