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The Most Popular Countries to Get Citizenship

While most countries have long and complicated processes when it comes to providing citizenships, a few countries do offer citizenship via investments or donations or both that are economical. Such programmes grant individuals and their families citizenship of a particular country in exchange for economic investment.  

We understand the importance and need for easy and simplified processes and are here to support and guide interested parties. To help you make informed decisions, we have listed out these countries below.

 

Country 

Processing time 

Expected Minimum Investment 

Malta 

14.5 - 16 months 

€690,000 minimum investment 

Portugal 

8 years (can apply for citizenship 5 years after obtaining residency, subject to conditions) 

€280,000 minimum investment 

Grenada 

6 months 

$150,000 minimum if donation, or min $220,000 if real estate investment 

Dominica 

6 months 

$100,000 minimum if donation, or min $200,000 if real estate investment 

St Kitts and Nevis 

6 months 

$150,000 minimum if donation, or min $200,000 if real estate investment 

St Lucia  

6 months 

$100,000 minimum if donation, or min $300,000 if real estate investment 

Greece 

7 years + (can apply for citizenship after 7 years subject to conditions) 

€250,000 

Montenegro 

6 months 

€200,000 donation + €250,000 investment 

 

Benefits of having a Dual citizenship 

  • Gain a powerful second passport grants you visa-free travel around the world 
  • Explore various investment routes to diversify your assets and maximise profits 
  • Enhance the quality of life for you and your family. 
  • Have a safe and secure backup in times of uncertainties 

Eligibility requirements for different Citizenship by Investment programmes

 

MALTA

PORTUGAL

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA 

  • Main applicant over the age of 18 
  • Have a clean criminal record 
  • Meet the minimum investment threshold 
  • Pass the health test 
  • Be covered by an international insurance policy 
  • Provide biometric data 
  •  Main applicant over the age of 18 
  • Applicants must have a clean criminal record 
  • Meet all the criteria 
  • Have a high individual net worth 
  • Residence requirement 14 or more days in in every two-year period. 
  • Main applicant over 18 years old 
  • Hold no criminal record 
  • Have a high individual net worth 
  • Residence requirement of five days in Antigua and Barbuda within five calendar years of registering as a citizen 
  • Be willing to take the oath of allegiance in Antigua and Barbuda 

 

GRENADA

ST LUCIA  

ST KITTS AND NEVIS 

  • Main applicant over 18 years old 
  • Have an outstanding character 
  • Have good health 
  • Hold no criminal record 
  • Pass a detailed background check 
  • Provide proof of the legality of the source of fund 
  •  Main applicant over 18 years old 
  • Make the required investment and provide detailed information and evidence of the respective investment 
  • Have an outstanding character 
  • Have excellent health 
  • Hold no criminal record 
  • Pass a detailed background check 
  • Main applicant over 18 years old 
  • Undergo a criminal background check 
  • Prove his/her outstanding character through bank statements and employer references 
  • Make a qualifying investment first 

 

           DOMINICA

GREECE

  • Main applicant over 18 years old 
  • Have an outstanding character 
  • Have excellent health 
  • Hold no criminal record 
  • Pass a detailed background check 
  •  Main applicant over 18 years of age 
  • Have a clean criminal record 
  • Not have been previously deported from Greece 
  • Have legally resided in Greece for at least seven years  
  • Basic knowledge of the language (Greek)

 

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The options of investment in most of these countries include investment in real estate, funds, donations and other options. If you would like to know more details, please feel free to contact us and we can help you with it. 
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