Second Passport / Citizenship

While most of our residency programs can eventually lead to citizenship and a passport, some programs make this possible immediately or after a very short procedure. Acquiring citizenship has several advantages over residency – these include the same travel rights as native citizens of the country, as well as the right to vote and, in many cases, additional rights like free education or health care.


Georgia Citizenship Program

CountryGeorgia
RegionEurope
Minimum investmentEUR 350,000
Additional fees from-
Investment typeDonation
Program typeCitizenship

Georgia lies on the eastern side of the Black sea, which means it is located right on the border of Europe and Asia. With its mild climate and developing economy, it is an ideal venue for business or relocation. Although not a member of nor the EU neither the Schengen zone, since March 2017 its citizens can travel to Schengen countries without a visa, which makes the Georgians citizenship program remarkably cost-effective for anyone looking for a simple Schengen visa – available for the whole family with a single, one-time donation.

St. Kitts Citizenship program

CountrySaint Kitts and Nevis
RegionCaribbean
Minimum investmentUSD 250,000
Additional fees fromUSD 7,500
Investment typeReal estate / Donation
Program typeCitizenship

The country’s stunning beaches and tropical landscapes and a fast and straightforward golden passport procedure requiring a relatively affordable investment make the citizenship-by-investment program St. Kitts and Nevis very popular. You do not have to travel to St. Kitts and Nevis during the application procedure, and you do not have to live there after your citizenship is approved. As a nonresident, you will not have to pay any taxes on your worldwide income. The citizenship gives you and your loved ones visa-free access to the EU and over 100 other countries including Hong Kong and Singapore.

Grenada Citizenship Program

CountryGrenada
RegionCaribbean
Minimum investmentUSD 200,000
Additional fees fromUSD 12,250
Investment typeDonation / Real estate
Program typeCitizenship

Grenada, this Caribbean paradise, offers a citizenship-by-investment program that stands out from those in the region: Grenada offers the only passport that makes you eligible for a non-immigrant visa to the USA. It is also the only Caribbean country with visa-free travel to China. Of course, the citizenship-by-investment program of Grenada still has the benefits of other such programs in the region like a fast and easy procedure, the possibility to include close family members in the application, and the lack of any visiting or residence requirements for the citizenship process, and tax-free worldwide income. Best of all, Grenada has one of the lowest investment requirement of all Caribbean programs.

Dominica Citizenship Program

CountryDominica
RegionCaribbean
Minimum investmentUSD 100,000
Additional fees fromUSD 11,250
Investment typeDonation / Real estate
Program typeCitizenship

The island’s breathtaking natural beauty, one of the best standards of living in the Caribbean region and a fast and straightforward golden passport procedure requiring a relatively affordable investment make Dominica’s citizenship-by-investment program very popular. You do not have to travel to Dominica during the application procedure, and you do not have to live there after your citizenship is approved. Furthermore, as a nonresident, you will not have to pay any taxes in Dominica. The citizenship gives you and your loved ones visa-free access to the EU and over 100 other countries.

Cyprus Citizenship Program

CountryCyprus
RegionEurope
Minimum investmentEUR 2,000,000
Additional fees fromEUR 7,000
Investment typeReal estate / Business
Program typeCitizenship

Cyprus, strategically located between continental Europe, the Middle East and Africa in the Mediterranean Sea, has one of the fastest and most affordable golden passport programs in the EU. Once a citizen, you and your family can travel visa-free to more than 150 countries including the EU, the UK and Canada, and you will have unrestricted right to live, work, study and buy property anywhere in the EU. Cyprus is one of the safest countries in the world, with an excellent education system and first-class health care. You do not have to reside in Cyprus after acquiring citizenship, there is no language requirement, and as tax resident you can benefit from one of the lowest tax rates in the EU.

Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship Program

CountryAntigua and Barbuda
RegionCaribbean
Minimum investmentUSD 200,000
Additional fees fromUSD 57,500
Investment typeReal estate / Donation / Business
Program typeCitizenship

Antigua and Barbuda, a Caribbean island of stunning natural beauty, offers one of the fastest golden visa programs with a variety of investment options. Close family members can also be included in the application. There is no general requirement to travel to Antigua in person during the application process, and no residence requirement connected to Antiguan citizenship. You will not have to pay tax on your worldwide income, and there is no capital gains tax, estate taxes or personal income tax, either. The Antiguan citizenship-by-investment program also accepts Iranian applicants.

Saint Lucia Citizenship Program

CountrySaint Lucia
RegionCaribbean
Minimum investmentUSD 100,000
Additional fees fromUSD 9,500
Investment typeReal estate / Investment / Donation
Program typeCitizenship

Saint Lucia, a breathtaking Caribbean island, offers one of the fastest golden passport programs in the world. You will be able to travel to more than 100 countries visa-free, and your close family members can also be included in the application. There is no general requirement to travel to Saint Lucia in person during the application process, and no residence requirement connected to Saint Lucian citizenship. You will not have to pay tax on your worldwide income.

Malta Citizenship Program

CountryMalta
RegionEurope
Minimum investmentEUR 650,000 + EUR 150,000 + EUR 80,000
Additional fees fromEUR 85,500
Investment typeDonation + Bonds + Real estate
Program typeCitizenship

Malta is a picturesque island country in the Mediterranean, and it is a member of the EU and the Schengen zone. Its rich history, high standard of living and excellent air links make it an attractive place to live or own a second home. Since the Maltese passport grants you the right to live, study, work and own land anywhere in the EU, as well as visa-free travel to an outstanding number of countries, the citizenship-by-investment program of Malta is excellent value for money. The application process is efficient and strict, ensuring a select group of new citizens. Naturally, close family members can be included in the citizenship application.

Albania Citizenship Program

CountryAlbania
RegionEurope
Minimum investmentUSD 250,000
Additional fees fromUSD 32,500
Investment typeDonation / Real estate / Business
Program typeCitizenship

THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY NOT OPERATIONAL. WE WILL UPDATE THIS PAGE WITH NEW INFORMATION AS SOON AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE.

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Albania is one of the best-kept secrets of the European golden visa scene. The country is located in the south-east of the continent, boasting vast untouched natural land, free health care and education for its citizens, an environmentally conscious mindset and a rapidly growing economy. An Albanian passport provides visa-free travel to the Schengen zone and most European countries. Thanks to its short processing time and modest investment amounts, it is an attractive option for those looking for a golden passport. Albania is an official candidate for joining the EU, which is expected to make the demand for this program much higher in the future.

Montenegro Citizenship Program

CountryMontenegro
RegionEurope
Minimum investmentpending
Additional fees frompending
Investment typeReal estate
Program typeCitizenship

Montenegro is a small country in Southern Europe with amazing natural beauty spanning Adriatic beaches, rugged mountains and forests. Its rich cultural heritage is combined with modern benefits: the country has adopted the Euro and is on its way to joining the EU. A Montenegrin passport grants visa-free access to a host of countries including the Schengen zone in Europe.

Serbia Citizenship Program

CountrySerbia
RegionEurope
Minimum investmentEUR 250,000
Additional fees fromEUR 32,500
Investment typeDonation / Real estate / Business
Program typeCitizenship

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Located just south of Hungary, Serbia has a unique position between the East and the West of Europe. During its long and rich history, it has always incorporated a diversity of peoples and religions. These historic ties with a variety of countries are evident today in the fact that you can travel visa-free from Spain to Siberia with a Serbian passport, and Serbia holds beneficial trade agreements with both the EU and Russia.

Set to conclude the negotiations to become a full member of the European Union, Serbia has become extremely attractive for foreign investors in the last few years. The population, especially younger generations, is extremely cosmopolitan, and has English skills that surpass those of other Eastern European countries by far. The cost of living and labor costs in Serbia are well below the Western European level.

The newly launched citizenship-by-investment scheme is one of the fastest and most affordable programs for gaining European citizenship. No previous business experience or language skills are required to apply.

Bulgaria Citizenship Program

CountryBulgaria
RegionEurope
Minimum investmentBGN 2 million (EUR 1,024,000)
Additional fees fromEUR 57,500
Investment typeGovernment bond / Business
Program typeCitizenship

A member of the EU and soon to join the Schengen zone, Bulgaria offers an attractive golden visa program. Bulgarian citizenship gives you the right to travel and stay visa-free within Europe, high-quality health care, low tax rates and access to the free EU market. Processing time is only 2 years, during which you can enjoy the benefits of permanent residency in Bulgaria. You do not have to give up your current passport, you do not have to speak the local language, you do not have to own real estate in Bulgaria and you do not have to reside in Bulgaria after becoming a citizen. With a Bulgarian passport, you will have unrestricted right to live, work, study and own land in any EU country.

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