Citizenship By Investment Programs
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Caribbean Citizenship Programs
From $100,000 USD
European Citizenship By Investment Programs
From $400,000 USD
What is the meaning of Citizenship By Investment?

What is Citizenship By Investment?

Citizenship By Investment is the legal act of acquiring citizenship in exchange for a financial contribution into a country that has an economic citizenship program which is formally run by the nation’s government.

Modern day Citizenship By Investment has been around since the late 1980’s when St. Kitts & Nevis launched the world’s very first economic citizenship program. In the 21st century Citizenship By Investment has become a common practice for high network individuals and families seeking to protect their wealth, personal and financial freedom or to enhance their global mobility.

Such immigration programs generally offer ‘citizenship’ to successful applicants in exchange for an economic contribution to the country in the form of a ‘passive investment’ such as a real estate purchase or government donation. However, there are also some options for investors to make an ‘active investment’ into the country such as setting up a local business and investing a certain amount of capital into a new company and then running this business.

Vanuatu Citizenship By Investment
Citizenship By Investment Options

Which Countries Offer Citizenship By Investment?

Most countries in the world have some sort of investor program to attract wealthy immigrants to invest in their country. However, only a select few offer what we would call direct citizenship by investment programs.

How many countries offer citizenship by investment?

There are now just 10 countries in the world with ‘direct citizenship by investment programs’, 2 countries with ‘non-direct citizenship by investment programs’ and numerous other countries with residency by investment programs with fast yet non-guaranteed pathways to citizenship.

Caribbean Nations: St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, and St. Lucia offer citizenship through investment programs. These programs usually involve contributing to a government fund or investing in real estate in exchange for citizenship and passport privileges.

Europe: Malta and Turkey are known for their citizenship by investment programs. Malta’s program involves investment in government bonds or real estate and contributing to the National Development and Social Fund. Turkey’s program allows investors to acquire citizenship by making a substantial investment in real estate, bank deposits, or creating job opportunities.

Middle East: In the Middle East, nations like Egypt and Jordan offer citizenship through investment. Egypt provides avenues for investment leading to citizenship, allowing foreigners to acquire citizenship through specific investment channels. Jordan also offers citizenship by investment programs

The Americas: The progressive nation of El Salvador is currently the only country in the Americas with an official citizenship by investment program. The program targets Crypto Investors and requires an investment of $1,000,000 USD worth of Bitcoin or Tether (USDT).

Pacific Islands: Vanuatu in the Pacific also offers a citizenship by investment program. Vanuatu’s program involves making a significant contribution to the country’s development fund.

LGP Caribbean & Pacific Island
Citizenship By Investment Programs

Lincoln Global Partners is an international immigration consultancy firm specialising in citizenship & residency by investment programs across the globe. We work with all of the Caribbean Citizenship Programs and can assist our clients throughout the entire process.

Caribbean Citizenship

St. Lucia Citizenship By Investment

The volcanic island of St. Lucia has been blessed with some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. It also has some spectacular beaches such as Anse Chastanet, Marigot Bay Beach, and Rodney Bay. Of all of the Caribbean Citizenship programs, St. Lucia offers investors the widest range of investment options. Besides the donation and real estate investment pathways St. Lucia also as a fully refundable government bonds option.
St Lucia citizenship by investment
Donation Option
From $100,000 USD
Government Bond Option
From $300,000
Processing Time
4-6 Months
Visa-Free Travel
146 Countries

Investors can purchase ‘national action government bonds’ for $300,000 USD and apply for citizenship with their family. The bonds are non-interest bearing, and must be registered and remain in the name of the applicant for a five-year holding period from the date of first issue.

St Lucia Citizenship By Investment

S.t Lucia’s passport provides visa-free / visa upon arrival to the UK (180), Europe’s Schengen Area (90 in 180), Singapore (30) and Hong Kong (90). St. Lucian citizens interested in visiting the US can apply for 10 year multiple entry access B1 Tourist Visas and B2 business visa at any US consulate. St. Lucia does not impose any capital gains, inheritance, or withholding tax on its citizens.

Caribbean Citizenship

Grenada Citizenship By Investment

Grenada is the only Caribbean country with a Citizenship By Investment program that has an E2 Treaty with the US. Through the E2 Investor Visa citizens of Grenada can acquire long term residency in the USA for a period of 5 years with unlimited renewals after making an active business investment of at least $150,000 USD. This makes Grenada the gold standard in terms of Caribbean Citizenship By Investment programs and the program comes at a premium compared to other options.
Grenada Citizenship By Investment
Donation Option
From $150,000
Real Estate Option
From $120,000
Processing Time
6-9 Months
Visa-Free Travel
147 Countries

Grenada is the only Caribbean CBI nation that provides CBI- naturalized citizens with a citizenship that can be passed down to the third-generation and beyond. The ‘Spice Island’ is another member of the CARICOM community. Grenada does NOT tax residents’ global income, dividends, interest or royalties from other countries and there are no inheritance, capital gains, income or stamp duty taxes on the island.

Grenada Citizenship By Investment

Grenada provides visa-free travel to 146 countries including the UK (6 months), the Schengen Area (90 days in a 180-day period), China (30), Russia (30), Singapore (30) and Hong Kong (90). Grenada Citizens can acquire B1/B2 Tourist visas for 10 years for maximum annual stays in the US of 6 months per year.

Caribbean Citizenship

Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship By Investment

Antigua & Barbuda has a small local population and is a destination in the Caribbean that is known for attracting the world’s elite. Many consider Antigua & Barbudas beaches the most beautiful in the Caribbean with a number of its beaches ranking ‘the best in the world’ year in and year out. Antigua's Citizenship By Investment Program is the Caribbean's most cost effective CBI Program for large families.
Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship By Investment
Donation Option
From $100,000
Real Estate Option
From $200,000
Processing Time
3-6 Months
Visa-Free Travel
150 Countries

Antigua & Barbuda’s Citizenship By Investment program is the most cost-effective program for large families looking to acquire a second passport. The University of West Indies fund requires a donation of just $150,000 to cover a family of 6. Additional dependents are charged at an additional $15,000.

Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment

Naturalized citizens of Antigua & Barbuda can benefit from visa free travel to the UK (180), Schengen Area (90 in 180), Hong Kong (90), Singapore (30) and Russia (90). They can also apply for the B1/B2 10 year tourist and business visas.

Caribbean Citizenship

St Kitts & Nevis Citizenship By Investment

Saint Kitts & Nevis was the first country in the world to introduce an official Citizenship by Investment program back in 1984. The program has been around on and off since then and the CBI industry has become an important business for this small island nation's economy. Over the years the local CBI Unit has perfected its process and St. Kitts & Nevis has one of if not the most efficient programs on the market. Investors can acquire citizenship in just 2-6 months.
St Kitts & Nevis Citizenship By Investment
Government Donation & Real Estate Investments
From $150,000
Government Donation & Real Estate Investments
From $150,000
Government Donation & Real Estate Investments
From $150,000
Government Donation & Real Estate Investments
From $150,000

Those that decide to relocate to the Caribbean Island will find themselves in a beautiful safe and secure English-speaking island nation. St. Kitts 7 Nevis has a tax-friendly environment and is part of the CARICOM Community. Citizens can benefit from free-trade zones and freedom of movement between the 20 CARICOM member countries and easily relocate to any of these nations.

St Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment

The St. Kitts & Nevis passport provides visa travel to a total of 157 countries including the UK (180 days per year), the Schengen Area and The EU (90 days in every 6 month period) plus other key nations such as Singapore (30), Hong Kong (90), Russia (90) and Brazil (90).

Caribbean Citizenship

Dominica Citizenship By Investment

The commonwealth nation has earned itself the reputation of being the adventure capital of the Caribbean. The intense natural beauty of the country can be explored on land by foot through some jungle incredible trails or beneath the water on its warm coral-filled shores via snorkel. Dominica is now considered one of the top ten diving destinations in the world.

Foreign nationals can acquire citizenship in the country with a donation of just $100,000 into Dominica's Economic Diversification Fund. This makes Dominica, the joint cheapest citizenship by investment program in the world for single applicants (alongside St. Lucia).
Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship By Investment
Government Donation & Real Estate Investments
From $150,000
Government Donation & Real Estate Investments
From $150,000
Government Donation & Real Estate Investments
From $150,000
Government Donation & Real Estate Investments
From $150,000

Savvy Real estate investors are drawn to the Caribbean’s only 6-star luxury resort Secret Bay. Investors and their families who co-invest $220,000 USD into villas in the resort can apply for citizenship by investment in Dominica.

Dominica Citizenship By Investment

Dominica’s is the only country alongside Grenada with visa-free access to Russia (90) and China (30). The passport provides visa-free / upon arrival access to 145 countries including the UK (180), Schengen Area (90 in 180), Singapore (30), Hong Kong (90).

Caribbean Citizenship

Vanuatu Citizenship By Investment

With the Caribbean countries increasing the minimum investment funds required to qualify for their investment citizenship programs Vanuatu will soon find itself the world's cheapest citizenship program on the market. The Vanuatu authorities will grant citizenship those those who make a foreign investment of just $135,000 USD to the country's national development fund.
Vanuatu Citizenship By Investment
Government Donation & Real Estate Investments
From $150,000
Government Donation & Real Estate Investments
From $150,000
Government Donation & Real Estate Investments
From $150,000
Government Donation & Real Estate Investments
From $150,000

The qualifying investment amount for the Vanuatu Citizenship Programsits at just $135,000 USD for a single applicant. Better than that, through the new CIIP Pathway investors can acquire citizenship for up to 4 family members for just $150,000 USD

Vanuatu Citizenship By Investment

A Second Passport in Vanuatu is a highly valuable asset for those investors looking to secure citizenship in a country that values privacy.

LGP European
Citizenship By Investment Programs

Lincoln Global Partners as a leading international immigration consultancy firm working with all of the world’s citizenship by investment programs. Demand for European Citizenship By Investment continues to grow year on year. There are currently two official European Citizenship By Investment programs on the market in Malta and Turkey.

European Citizenship

Malta Citizenship By Investment

Malta offers a highly coveted citizenship by investment program that provides access to a Tier 1 passport, offering visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to more than 180 destinations across the globe. Obtaining Maltese citizenship grants the rights to reside and work throughout the European Union, amplifying the program's appeal.
Malta CBI Program
Government Donation & Real Estate Investments
From $150,000
Government Donation & Real Estate Investments
From $150,000
Government Donation & Real Estate Investments
From $150,000
Government Donation & Real Estate Investments
From $150,000

The Maltese Citizenship By Investment Program is considered the premium citizenship by investment program on the market given the fact that investors and their families acquire one of the world’s strongest passports.

Malta CBI Program

Not only do investors and their family acquire the rights to travel to more than 180 countries, but also to live, work, study and conduct business throughout the entire European Union and it’s 27 member states.

 

Caribbean Citizenship

Turkey Citizenship By Investment

Turkey's citizenship by investment program offers an appealing option for individuals seeking alternative citizenship. The program, designed to grant citizenship through investment, requires a minimum investment of $400,000 in real estate or $500,000 in government bonds or Turkish businesses.
turkey visa-free travel
Government Donation & Real Estate Investments
From $150,000
Government Donation & Real Estate Investments
From $150,000
Government Donation & Real Estate Investments
From $150,000
Government Donation & Real Estate Investments
From $150,000

This investment not only secures Turkish citizenship for the investor but also extends to their future generations, providing a long-term legacy.

Turkey CBI Program

The streamlined application process, typically completed within 2–5 months, makes Turkey an attractive destination for those looking to quickly acquire a second citizenship.

European Vs Caribbean
Citizenship By Investment Programs

Citizenship by investment programs in Europe and the Caribbean offer distinct advantages. In Europe, Malta’s Citizenship By Investment program stands out, providing a Tier 1 passport with visa-free access to a vast array of countries worldwide and the right to reside and work throughout the European Union. While demanding a higher investment, Malta’s program assures a prestigious passport, attractive for those seeking global mobility and residency within the EU.

Caribbean citizenship by investment programs in countries like St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, and St. Lucia also offer pathways to citizenship with visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to the EU/Schengen Area. These programs generally involve contributions to a government fund or real estate investment in exchange for citizenship and passport privileges. While such passports do not provide direct EU residency rights, Caribbean passports do facilitate global mobility and access to the EU/Schengen Area, often at a lower investment threshold compared to European programs. The choice between European and Caribbean programs often hinges on preferences regarding investment amount, residency rights, and the level of visa-free access desired.

Caribbean Citizenship By Investment Global Mobility & Peace

The Caribbean Islands have traditionally been utilised as safe havens to protect high-net worth individuals from economic, financial and personal risk. These beautiful peaceful Caribbean islands of course provide security and a back up plan away from the rest of the world problems. However, the vast majority of investors choose the Caribbean Citizenship By Investment programs for their powerful passports. All of the Caribbean Islands provide vast visa-free access across the world including visa-free access to the Schengen Area as the UK (excluding Dominica).

Caribbean Passport Minimum Investment Requirements

Caribbean Citizenship By Investment programs require investors to either make a donation to the local government or to investors government approved real estate projects. The starting prices for second passports are as follows excluding government, service and due diligence fees.

Donation Option

  • St Lucia from $100,000 USD
  • Antigua & Barbuda from $100,0000 USD
  • Dominica from $100,000 USD
  • Grenada from $150,000 USD
  • St. Kitts & Nevis from $200,000 USD

Real Estate Investment Route

  • Antigua & Barbuda Minimum Investment from $200,0000 USD
  • Dominica from Minimum Investment $200,000 USD
  • Grenada from Minimum Investment $220,000 USD
  • St. Kitts & Nevis from Minimum Investment $400,000 USD

Government Bond Option

  • St. Lucia $300,000 USD
Caribbean Citizenship By Investment

Malta Citizenship By Investment A Tier 1 EU Passport

Malta Citizenship By Investment A Tier 1 EU Passport

European Union passports like Malta are considered Tier 1 passports due their extensive visa-free travel access, international treaties and residency rights. Investors who acquire citizenship in a European Union country acquire the rights to live throughout the entire European Union opening the doors to continent-wide business opportunities, high quality healthcare and top notch education.

For this reason, Malta’s Citizenship By Investment Program comes at a signficiant premium with investors into Malta’s Citizenship By Investment Program are required to make a number of donations and rent or purchase a property in Malta. The standard option allows investors and their families to apply after 36 months of residency. There is also a fast-track option in which investors are eligible to apply for citizenship after 1 year of residency. The investment and donation assocaited costs are outlined below.

Malta Citizenship By Investment Pricing
  • Make a minimum donation of €750,000 to the government of Malta (increased to €750,000 for the Fast-Track Option)
  • Purchase Residential property in Malta to the minimum value of €700,000 or rent a property for at least €16,00 per annum
  • Donation of €10,000 to a charity or NGO in Malta approved by the Community Malta Agency
Malta Citizenship By Investment Prograams

Turkey Citizenship The Gateway to East and West

Turkey’s Citizenship Program on the other hand is much most cost-efficient than that of Malta. Turkey is not part of the EU although it is a future candidate and Turkish nationals are not automatically granted visa-free access to the Schengen Area. However ,Turkey is large country with a huge population and is an important emerging economy on the global scale. The country is the gateway to both the East and West and most investors are drawn to Turkey as a genuine back up plan over global mobility enhancement incentives.

Turkey Citizenship By Investment Pricing

  • Make a real estate investment of at least €400,000 in Turkey
  • Deposit a minimum investment of €500,000 into a Turkish Bank
  • Make A Minimum Investment of €500,000 into a Turkish Real Estate or Venture Capital Investment Fund
  • Invest into a business and create at least 50 jobs in Turkey.
Turkey Citizenship By Investment
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WHY DO YOU NEED A SECOND PASSPORT?

Citizenship By Investment
Key Benefits

Whether you are looking to relocate, increase your global mobility or simply have a Plan B, there are plenty of reasons to obtain a second passport in 2024.
Increase Visa-Free Travel.
Obtain a strong second passport, enhance your personal freedom and enjoy greater freedom to travel across the world.
Reduce Your Tax Burden
The opportunity to legally reduce taxes by becoming a tax resident in a low taxation jurisdiction.
Economic & Political Insurance
Obtaining a second citizenship provides protection against economic or political turmoil in your home country.
A Second Home
A second passport gives you the legal right to live and work elsewhere.
Greater Financial & Investment Options
Open yourself up to a whole new world of financial and investment options that include banking, real estate and business opportunities.
Healthcare Benefits
Acquiring citizenship can provide you with access to world-class hospitals, clinics, and medical centers that may not have been available in your home country.
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What is Citizenship By Investment (CBI)?

Citizenship by Investment (CBI) is a program that allows wealthy individuals to obtain a second citizenship by investing in a particular country. These programs are becoming increasingly popular as they offer a number of benefits, including visa – free travel, tax reduction, and a second home.

What are the benefits of obtaining a second citizenship?

There are many benefits for those who proceed to gain citizenship, including:

  • Visa-free travel: A second passport can give you visa-free access to a number of countries, making it easier to travel the world.
  • Tax reduction: Some countries with second citizenship programs provide attractive tax benefits. Many of the Caribbean countries for example do not tax worldwide income tax, wealth tax or inheritance tax.
  • A second home: Citizenship By Investment can give you the right to live and work in another country. This can be a great option for those who are looking to retire abroad or who want to have a backup plan in case of political or economic instability within their home country.
  • Enhanced Investment Opportunities: Foreign investors can open the doors to global banking and local business investment opportunities by securing a strong citizenship.
  • Build Your Legacy: Dual citizenship can be passed down to the future generations.
How much does it cost to obtain Citizenship By Investment?

The cost of obtaining Citizenship By Investment varies depending on the country and the specific program. However, it is generally necessary for foreign investors to either make a donation to the country to enhance economic growth or a significant investment, such as in real estate or government bonds.

What is the cheapest citizenship by investment program?

With the Caribbean countries increasing the minimum investment funds required to qualify for their investment citizenship programs Vanuatu now has the cheapest citizenship program on the market. The authorities will grant citizenship those those who make foreign investment of just $135,000 USD to the countries national development fund.

How can Lincoln Global Partners help me obtain Citizenship By Investment?

Lincoln Global Partners is a leading international service provider of Citizenship By Investment programs and second passport programs that assists global citizens across the world. Immigrant investors interested in acquiring citizenship should reach out to us via the form below for assistance. We assist all our clients throughout the entire citizenship process from the gathering of documentation from the applicant’s home country, to sourcing the initial investment to the traditional immigration processes.

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