Global Citizenship By Investment
Ahsan Khaliq CEO SA

What is Citizenship By Investment?

Citizenship by Investment is the best way to achieve citizenship as a return of real estate investment in any country. Basically, by making this investment, you will get all the citizenship rights including the right to vote, visa-free traveling, opportunity to live and work. In addition, you get a second passport that allows you to enjoy all the benefits of being a citizen of that country just like the native people. You will purchase a real estate property or donate a certain amount to the National Fund of the country in order to get a 2nd citizenship.

Why Choose Second Citizenship?

If you live in a developing country and have a passport that has no value around the globe, you are at a major loss. Also, You need a 2nd passport to ensure your generational growth. With a strong 2nd passport, you can expand your business internationally and enjoy great returns on Investment. Basically, 2nd citizenship is a plan B in any case of economic or political crisis in your currently existing country.

1. Personal Security

The major reason behind relocating to another country is to ensure the family’s future. Most of the countries that offer citizenship by investment have very stable economies and a strong political system that cares about its citizens. With a 2nd passport, you can provide your family with the best possible healthcare facilities, and not only this, the crime rate in such countries is very low. The states take complete responsibility for the well-being of the family. Similarly, your children can experience cultural diversity and exposure to new opportunities without any fear. There is more religious acceptance and less discrimination.   

2. Freedom of Global Mobility

If you have an established business locally and you have to travel more often. Or if you are a travel enthusiast, a second passport is the best choice for you. You can travel to more than 150 countries visa-free with a second passport. That seems unreal but a second passport will make it a reality. You do not need to spend days and months waiting for a visa arrival and there is no fear of visa rejection, if you have a second passport, you are free to go anywhere, any time.

3. Financial Stability

Another major reason to get a second passport is to increase your annual profit. A businessman always looks for better opportunities and 2nd passport is the best solution to that. Moving your business to a strong economy will be a great boost for your business. Countries offering a 2nd passport have the lowest taxation rates and you can increase your profit faster than ever before. Maximize your gains in a bigger and better economy.

4. Citizenship for Generations

We have seen investors feeling confused about making such a huge investment. Don’t worry, we got you. Your one-time investment is going to benefit your future generations for a lifetime. Not only your kids but upcoming generations will get access to a luxury lifestyle, quality education, and healthcare facilities.

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    Requirements to apply for Citizenship By Investment

    1. No Criminal History

    Foreign nationals seeking citizenship by investment must need to have a clean criminal record. This will show that applicants who look for second citizenship are reliable enough to live in a country as responsible citizens. Not only the main applicant but the dependents also need to have a clear criminal history. This is the most important factor to get qualified for a 2nd passport.

    2. Proof of Funds

    If you are a high networth individual and have a successful business, you need to provide a proof of your assets. The authorities will go through your documents to check if you are actually in position to invest a healthy amount of money and the source of your wealth is lawful.

    3. Excellent Health Conditions

    If you are planning to apply for citizenship by investment, make sure you do not have any serious health problems. The main applicant must be in great health conditions and do not have any medical history that can cause problems for him in the future again.

    Top Citizenship By Investment Programs

    One can become a citizen of another country through investment in the real estate of a country or by making a contribution to the economic funds. You can add your whole family including spouse, children, parents, grandparents, and siblings as dependents. There are a lot of options when it comes to getting a second passport. Every country has a different processing time, cost, and criteria. Here are some great options that you can opt from and relocate with your family in few months. 

    Best Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Programs

    Dominica Citizenship by Investment

    Dominica is on top of Caribbean Best Passport and also a no.1 program in CBI ranking for consecutive 4 years. Commonwealth of Dominica is a growing economy and the political system is very citizen-friendly. You can get a chance to travel hassle-free to 145+ countries without any visa approval. Dominica is known as “Nature Isle” which clearly shows how magical this land is for people who love nature.
    There are two routes to become a Dominican citizen in 90 Days:

    • Real Estate Investment

    You can make a real estate investment of $220,000 in luxury Tranquility Beach Resort by Hilton. The construction of Tranquility Beach Resort is going really fast and foreign investors are excited to get great returns by investing in this magnificent real estate project. This investment amount is refundable.

    • National Fund Donation

    Dominica is offering another option for investors to get 2nd passport by making a contribution of $100,000 in Dominica’s National Fund. This amount will non-refundable and will be used to boost Dominica’s economy and tourism.

    Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship By Investment

    Antigua & Barbuda is comprised of two major islands along with many other islands. The country is one of the highest demanding citizenship by investment program during the last two years. It is not a new program but it got investor’s attention more in times of pandemic. You can get 2nd passport in only 90 days without any requirement of stay or travel. With this, you will get visa-free access to 145+ countries. There are three routes to get a citizenship of Antigua & Barbuda:

    • Real Estate Investment

    You can get 2nd passport by making an investment in the Real Estate of Antigua & Barbuda starting from $200,000 for a single applicant. The amount will be refundable and you can expect guaranteed returns on your investment.

    • Donation in National Fund

    The other option is to make a contribution of $100,000 to the National Fund of Antigua & Barbuda. This amount is non-refundable and the state is free to utilize this amount for the betterment of their economy.

    • University of West Indies Fund

    Antigua & Barbuda has recently introduced this option and people are getting a lot of benefit from it as it offers citizenship for a family of 6 people for $150,000. This amount will go as a contribution to the University of West Indies Fund and is non-refundable.

    Grenada Citizenship by Investment

    Grenada is also a Caribbean state with a very ideal climate and growing economy. This is the only Caribbean country that has a signed E-2 treaty with the USA which allows its citizens to live and work in the USA. If you get 2nd passport from Grenada, you get access to 115+ visa-free countries in just 90 days. Grenada offers two options to get citizenship for foreign investors:

    • Real Estate Investment

    You can make an investment of $220,000 in Grenada’s Real Estate and get citizenship in just 90 days. Moreover, you have to sustain this investment amount for 5 years and then you can sell or rent out your property freely. The investment amount is refundable.

    • Donation to National Fund

    Just like all other programs, Grenada also offers a donation option for foreign investors. You can make a contribution of $150,000 to the government fund of Grenada which will be utilized to boost the country’s economy.

    Saint Lucia Citizenship By Investment

    Saint Lucia has one of the oldest yet economical citizenship by investment programs. St. Lucia is an island country with tropical blue beaches that attracts people from all over the world. St. Lucia is offering multiple options to get its second passport for foreign investors. There is a real estate investment option and a donation option for foreign investors to get citizenship in 90 days. Other than this, you can also get 2nd passport through COVID Relief Fund.

    • Real Estate Investment

    You need to purchase real estate property in St. Lucia with a minimum value of $300,000. These real estate projects are government approved and you can get great returns on your investment in few years. Real estate investment is refundable which means you can sell or rent out your property after 5 years of getting a 2nd citizenship.

    • Donation in National Fund

    You can make a contribution to the National Fund of St. Lucia, donation option starts with $100,000. This amount goes to the country’s fund to boost their economy and expand tourism in the country. Your donation amount is non-refundable.

    • COVID Relief Bonds

    This is a limited-time offer and was initially introduced by the government of  St. Lucia to make it easy for foreign investors to get a 2nd passport during the times of COVID. This offer is applicable till the end of last year. You need COVID Relief Bonds with an amount of $250,000. The country will use this amount to deal with any crisis related to COVID.

    St Kitts & Nevis Citizenship By Investment

    St. Kitts & Nevis is a culturally enriched island country with scenic views and boosting economy. This is one of the most economical and reliable programs. If you wish to be a citizen of St. Kitts & Nevis, you can get a passport in just 90 days. With this passport, you can travel across 156+ countries without any visa restrictions. It also offers two options for investors to get 2nd citizenship:

    • Real Estate Investment

    You can purchase a property with a value of $200,000 and hold the amount for 5 years at least. This amount will be refundable and investors are free to sell their properties as per their will. You can also make a joint investment of $400,000 and get great returns.

    • Donation to National Fund

    St. Kitts & Nevis has this limited-time offer for investors to get 2nd passport for a family of 4 for just $150,000. This amount will be non-refundable.

    Other Citizenship by Investment Programs

    Turkey Citizenship By Investment

    Turkey has one of the most famous real estate industry and now you can become a Turkish citizen in just 90 days. It has been a major tourist attraction for more than a decade now and who doesn’t wish to have a home in Turkey. The luxury lifestyle Turkey offers is getting attention from people all around the world and the citizenship by investment program is becoming popular among foreign investors.
    There are two options for you if you want to get a Turkish 2nd Passport:

    • Real Estate Investment

    You can get Turkish citizen by purchasing a real estate property with a minimum value of $400,000. This amount is refundable and you can get guaranteed returns on your investment.

    • Bank Deposit Option

    Another option to get a Turkish 2nd passport is to make a bank deposit of $500,000 in any Turkish Bank. This amount is also refundable after 5 years.

    Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment

    Vanuatu is a small island country but with great resources. The country only has donation options right now but the government of Vanuatu is working towards introducing real estate options soon. Although this is one of the fastest process CBI programs, you can get a passport in just 35 days along with visa-free travel to 129+ countries.

    • Donation Option to get 2nd Passport

    You can make a contribution with a minimum value of $130,000 to the DSF ( Development Support Fund ) or VCP (Vanuatu Contribution Program) & get citizenship for generations.

    Montenegro Citizenship By Investment

    Montenegro is a beautiful land that is a blend of cultural diversity and serene nature. This Citizenship by investment program is highly demanding because of its strategic location on the map. Being a NATO member, Montenegro caught the attention of investors all around the world. Montenegro CBI also offers two options to get citizenship:

    • Real Estate Investment

    You can purchase a real estate property in Montenegro with a minimum value of EUR 250,000 in the countryside regional areas of Montenegro. Whereas, you have to make an investment of EUR 450,000 in the developed side of Montenegro. This investment amount is refundable.

    • Contribution to National Fund

    You can also get 2nd passport by making a donation of EUR 100,000 to Montenegro’s National Fund. This amount will be non-refundable.

    Investments Options For Citizenship By Investment

    1. Donation to Government Fund

    The amount for the donation option goes to the national fund of the country that will be used to boost the economy and promote tourism in the region. The donation option is comparatively economical than real estate investment but this is non-refundable. Similarly, The amount you give as a contribution will help you get all other benefits but you can not get your money back. People still find this a favorable option because the amount of investment is less.

    2. Real Estate Investment

    The best and most frequently used option is Real Estate Investment. You will get citizenship by making a real estate purchase in any desired country. The real estate investment projects are approved by government and highly valuable. Also, the best part about investing in real estate is that the investment amount is refundable after a certain time period & you can get guaranteed returns on your investment.