With the support of its world-leading Citizenship by Investment programme, the Caribbean island of Dominica is working on becoming the world's first climate-resilient nation.
Continuing to build on its nearly 40-year citizenship by investment programme success with the sustained addition of more countries to its already powerful passport, Saint Kitts offers those who acquire citizenship of this small Caribbean nation visa-free access to the most destinations of any Caribbean country, with the latest signed-up countries including North Macedonia, Jordan and Eswatini.
Earlier this year, Malta’s citizenship by investment programme, the Malta Individual Investor Programme (MIIP) came to an end after six years. Despite the programme’s tough stance on due diligence (Malta outranks most other CIPs for its stringent vetting procedures), the Maltese Government decided to scrap the MIIP prematurely and replace it with a new programme which was launched last month.
When it comes to the Citizenship by Investment 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 spaces, and an excellent quality of life, and it’s clear to see how these West Indies’ islands are giving other CBI countries a run for their money.
With the aim of delivering an application and investment process that is friction-free and to combat delays caused by the pandemic, Saint Lucia’s CIU has unveiled its e-payment platform, making the Caribbean nation the first citizenship by investment programme to offer a wholly owned and managed e-payment platform as part of its recently launched website.
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.
Following the overhaul and suspension of the citizenship by investment programmes of Malta and Cyprus, respectively, Greece is reviewing its popular residency by investment programme, which has seen a surge of interest in the last few months, with proposed changes including a fee structure aimed at attracting investment to less touristy parts of the country.
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.
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.
The Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, has announced that the Caribbean country's Citizenship by Investment Programme has generated more than 1.2 billion dollars in revenue since 2017. According to the PM, the Programme has witnessed an 8% increase in revenue from the fiscal year of 2017-18 to 2018-19 and a 13.4% increase in 2019-20.