2nd Citizenship by investment in the Caribbean

Citizenship by investment (CBI) have become very popular in 2017 and there is a significant demand for these programs in China, Russia, Iraq, Syria and Africa.  The fear of global events such as Brexit, Trump executive ban  is fueling the growth pushing the rich investors to look for second citizenships elsewhere. CBI programs in the Caribbean offer fast track citizenship within 3 months, waiving requirements such as residency, language requirement etc.

The cheapest and most popular CBI programs are Dominica and Saint Lucia.  Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda are the most expensive citizenship-by-investment program of all.

There are 5 countries in the Caribbean offering citizenship by investment (passport) to foreign investors.

 1. Saint Lucia

  • USD 100,000 (one-time donation to Government fund from 2017)
  • Economic Citizenship by investment programme (CIP)
  • Cheap and newly launched citizenship program in the Caribbean in 2017
  • Citizenship through $300,000 property investment or $500,000 in Bonds
  • Permanent residence card with citizenship
  • No requirement to visit the country for citizenship
  • Qualifying investments (donation, real estate, business capital, bonds)
  • St Lucia citizenship certificate and passport in 3 months
  • No interviews, No english tests, No business experience, No miltary service.
  • St Lucia passport offers visa free travel to United Kingdom, Switzerland, France, Germany to 110 countries.
  • Permanent lifetime citizenship for family and children.
  • No residence requirements (naturalisation waived to expedite citizenship)
  • No wealth, gift, inheritance, foreign income or capital gains tax
  • Confidential and discrete application process.
  • Citizenship not reported to other countries.

St Lucia CBI

 2. Dominica

  • USD 100,000 (donation to Government)
  • Economic Citizenship by investment program (CIP)
  • Qualifying investments (donation, real estate)
  • Dominica Citizenship in 4-6 months with passport
  • Cheapest, easiest citizenship passport program
  • Lifetime citizenship with one time payment
  • Citizenship possible against $200,000 property investment
  • No requirement to visit Dominica.
  • Permanent residence card with citizenship.
  • No interviews, No language tests, No business experience.
  • Dominica passport offers visa free travel to United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany to 110 countries.
  • Citizenship for family and children.
  • Dominica passport issued valid for 10 years
  • No residence requirements
  • No wealth, gift, inheritance, foreign income or capital gains tax
  • Confidential application process.
  • Citizenship not reported to other countries.

Dominica CBI

3. Grenada

  • USD 150,000 (donation one-time to government fund)
  • Economic Citizenship by investment program (CIP)
  • Qualifying investments (donation, real estate, business)
  • Grenada passport in 2-3 months with citizenship certificate
  • No interviews, No language tests, No business experience.
  • Apply for E-2 business visa to USA with Grenada passport
  • Grenada passport offers visa free travel to China, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany to 110 countries.
  • Lifetime Citizenship for family and children.
  • No requirement to live in Grenada.
  • Permanent residence card issued with citizenship.
  • Grenada passport issued valid for 5 years.
  • Citizenship possible through $350,000 property investment in luxury hotels, villas, resorts or homes.
  • No wealth, gift, inheritance, foreign income or capital gains tax
  • Confidential application process.
  • Citizenship not reported to other countries.

Port Louis, Grenada

3. St Kitts & Nevis

  • USD 150,000 to Hurricane Relief Fund (HRF) or USD 250,000 (one-time donation to SIDF fund)
  • Economic Citizenship by investment programme (CIP)
  • Oldest and most popular citizenship program since 1984
  • Citizenship possible through $400,000 property investment in St Kitts real estate.
  • Citizenship granted in 3-4 months with passport
  • No interviews, No language tests, No business experience.
  • St Kitts passport offers visa free travel to United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany to 120 countries.
  • Citizenship for family and children.
  • No residence requirements and no requirement to visit or live in St Kitts
  • No wealth, gift, inheritance, foreign income or capital gains tax
  • Discrete and Confidential application process.
  • Citizenship not reported to other countries.
  • Lifetime citizenship for family and children
  • St Kitts passport issued is valid for 10 years.

Saint Kitts and Nevis

5. Antigua and Barbuda

  • USD 100,000 (one-time donation to NDF government fund)
  • Economic Citizenship by investment program (CIP)
  • Qualifying investments (donation, real estate, business capital)
  • Antigua citizenship/passport in 3 months.
  • Antigua passport valid for 5 years and must be present in the country for 5 years to renew the passport after expiry.
  • Permanent residence card with citizenship.
  • Citizenship through $400,000 real estate investment in approved Antigua property developments.
  • No interviews, No language tests, No business experience.
  • Antigua passport offers visa free travel to United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany to 120 countries.
  • Lifetime Citizenship for family and children against one time investment.
  • No wealth, gift, inheritance, foreign income, capital gains taxes
  • Confidential and discrete citizenship application process.
  • Citizenship is confidential and not reported to other countries.
  • Antigua allows dual citizenship allowed with other countries.

Antigua Citizenship

 

Source: https://corpocrat.com/2016/12/22/30-countries-for-buying-citizenship-through-investment/



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