People are often looking for a way to get instant citizenship. Even if they don’t plan on living overseas, they tell our consultants that they want to have the option of dual citizenship so that they can opt to expatriate, live in another country, and travel as a citizen of that country. The time it takes is usually an important factor when it comes to acquiring dual citizenship.
CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT
There are several quick programs to choose from. The overall timeframe depends on how fast you do your paperwork, and the processing of the government varies.
1. Antigua & Barbuda.
For a donation of $100,000 to the country’s National Development Fund, you can submit your application for citizenship. The application can be approved in an average of 3-4 months. You can also choose to invest over $400,000 in projects designated by the government.
To obtain the citizenship of Croatia, you simply need to invest $1,000,000 in Larun Golf Resort.
The price tag is one of the lowest at $100,000. The timeline for citizenship is less than 6 months. You can also enjoy visa-free travel to the UK since Dominica is a Commonwealth country.
Citizenship in Grenada can be obtained by a one-time donation of $150,000 to the national transformation fund (NTF). You can also be granted citizenship by investing at least $75,000 into real estate, with a good possibility of making a return on your investment.
5. St.kitts & Nevis
You can make a one-time contribution of $150,000 to the Sustainable Growth Fund or make a real estate investment starting from $200,000.
6. St. Lucia
Citizenship in St. Lucia can be obtained by investing $100,000 to the National Economic Fund. They also have paths through bonds, real estate, or enterprise investments.
Turkey has deposit and investment options. Whether deposit $500,000 into personal account in a Turkish bank, or purchasing a real estate that values more than $250,000 will make you qualified for citizenship application.
This island nation offers one of the fastest CBI programs with an average processing time of two months. The minimum government contribution is $80,000 for a single applicant, but Vanuatu doesn’t have income tax, wealth tax, capital gains tax, or inheritance tax to worry about.
If you’re looking for a powerful passport with access to European countries, and you have a bit more time, Malta might be worth considering. You need to meet requirements regarding donation to both government and charities, and property investment either by purchasing or renting.
Even if you don’t want to acquire dual citizenship right now, you can still plan for it a couple of years from now.