Citizenship By Investment
Antigua & Barbuda, St Lucia
St. Kitts & Nevis & Vanuatu
What is citizenship by investment?
Citizenship by investment is a unique program that enables you to get a passport and citizenship of a given country, if you make an investment in this country’s economy. Citizenship by investment has become especially popular among wealthy individuals in the past several years and continues gaining popularity and attracting new investors.
Portugal has recently started a Golden Visa program which allows investors to obtain permanent residence and citizenship status within 5 years.
Why do you need citizenship by investment?
In contrast to traditional immigration processes, obtaining second citizenship and passport is much easier and quicker through citizenship-by-investment programs. You don’t have to put your lives on hold or make other disruptions in your schedule. If you have high income, this “economic” citizenship may offer boundless opportunities to you.
There are plenty of reasons to invest in a second passport, ranging from visa-free travel to personal safety.
Citizenship status automatically qualifies you as a domestic student, thereby offering you access to local world-class colleges and universities at a much smaller tuition fee.
Second citizenship programs allow members of the principal applicant’s family to become citizens of the new country too. It is a great opportunity to improve the lifestyle of your family members, by giving them access to better quality health care, schools and secure communities.
Passports of the countries that offer economic citizenship programs enable your visa-free travel to many countries of the world, including those of the Schengen Area. For example, Afghani citizens have visa-free access to 20 countries and territories in the world, while the Maltese passport exempts you from the necessity to get a visa for travel to as many as 167 countries!
Safety and security
Since the beginning of the twenty-first century, many countries of the world have experienced political turmoil and unrest, oftentimes accompanied by military action and property seizure. Second citizenship can offer you a “safe haven”, where you can be sure that nothing endangers your life and the life of your family.
By obtaining your citizenship through investment, you not only get a second passport, but you also become an owner of a business/property. This opens new business opportunities for you, which you can easily explore by capitalising on your extended travel freedom.
Many countries that propose economic citizenship offer more favourable tax rates, which provides room for tax optimisation. In many countries, you have to pay tax only for the income earned in that country, with no taxes on global income.
Antigua and Barbuda, Cyprus, Dominica, Grenada, Malta, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Portugal allow dual citizenship. There is no need to renounce your first passport and citizenship.
What’s in it for the countries?
The countries that offer citizenship by investment aspire to attract investments in their economies. For example, you may invest in real estate, land development and infrastructure projects in Cyprus, resort development in Grenada, or invest in the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation in St. Kitts and Nevis.
You may learn more information about investment options, visa-free access and specific advantages and qualifications under the section for each country below.
These countries also offer you an opportunity to invest in land, real estate, property, resort villas and condominiums.
Antigua & Barbuda
St. Kitts & Nevis
We Can Help With Citizenship By Investment
we can help you with citizenship by investment. Choosing the right program is a critically important step in making a decision. We will be by your side through the complex process of making a choice on the country of your new citizenship, will guide and assist you through the process from beginning to the end to ensure its successful completion. The whole process usually takes 6- 8 months to complete.
We will treat your case individually, and we will guide you every step of the way. We have huge experience and expertise in Citizenship by Investment programs. We will be happy to offer our skills and knowledge to make sure you get your second passport easily and quickly.
Think About Tomorrow – Invest In A Second Passport
Antigua & Barbuda
One of our most popular programs at the moment is the Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program, which grants citizenship and passport within 6 months only, offers the Caribbean CIP's best passport with 165 visa-free countries (including UK, Europe, HK, India, Russia, Singapore, and many more), and is the most affordable "government donation" CIP in the market.
More and more business people are obtaining this citizenship to secure freedom of movement, facilitate asset relocation, implement tax strategies and ensure their children benefit from the liberties a second citizenship will offer them throughout their lives.
Antigua also happens to offer the safest real estate investment market in the Caribbean CIPs because it is a larger economy and more populous country. You can read more attached about our project Verandah Estates - what is especially attractive is that the investor should be able to recuperate his capital after the holding period because they will have freehold title of a property in a true residential project, where even locals live and work.
Simple and Fast Process (Within 6 months only):
1) Submit full application to CIU (forms, documents and deposit);
2) Receive decision;
3) After approval, make investment and pay the remainder of fees;
4) Citizenship certificates and passport issued.
1) NDF Contribution: $100,000 for a family of 4 or less OR $125,000 for a family of 5.
2) UWI Contribution: $150,000 for a family of 6 or more.
3) $400,000 real estate investment (2-bed villa)
4) $450,000 real estate investment (3-bed villa)
Note: Under the real estate investment option, we can join 2 applicants together and they can invest a minimum of $200,000 each and that will qualify each of them and their dependents for Antigua citizenship.
1) CIU Processing Fee:
NDF & Real Estate Processing Fee - US$30,000 for a family of 4 + US$15,000 per additional person.
UWI Processing Fee - US$0 for a family of 6 + US$15,000 per additional person.
2) Due Diligence Fee:
PA - $7,500
Spouse - $7,500
Children 12-17 - $2,000
Children 18-30 - $4,000
Parents or Grand-parents 55+ - $4,000
Unmarried Siblings: according to their age, following children's structure
3) Passport Fee: $300 per person.
4) Our & Licensed Agent Fee: $15,000 per application
Saint-Kitts Citizenship by Investment Program
The Saint-Kitts Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) was introduced in 1984 as a way for foreign nationals to secure citizenship in the Country in exchange for making a significant contribution to its economy. The CIP contributes to the economy by promoting job-creating investments, encouraging tourism and real estate developments, and through direct contributions to the Country’s Sustainable Growth Fund.
1) Visa-free travel to 152 countries, including Europe, the UK, Singapore, and more.
2) Secure banking system in a tax-friendly jurisdiction.
3) Fast processing (3 to 6 months).
4) Simple documentation.
5) Children, and unmarried & childless Siblings up to the age of 30, and parents/grandparents over the age of 55 can be included as dependents.
6) Stable and appealing social and political life.
Real Estate Project:
We have partnered with Golden Rock for the promotion and management of the CIP aspect of their capital-fundraising needs and are proud to bring this opportunity to you and your clients.
In St. Kitts, clients can make a US$200,000 real estate investment and hold that investment for 7 years, plus government fees amounting to approximately US$45,000 (for a single applicant).
Please note that to add dependents, these are the following costs in addition to the base price:
Child under 15: +US$10,711
Child over 15 or parent over 55: +US$14,761
Siblings 30 and under: +US$44,761
The St. Kitts CIP is a simple process:
1) Prepare documents and forms
2) Submit application
3) CIU approval
5) Citizenship certificate and passport.