What is Citizenship by Investment?
Citizenship by Investment is a unique fast-track program offered by some countries, which enables you to get a passport and citizenship of a country if you make an investment or donation to this country’s economy. Citizenship by Investment has become a new global trend available for high-net-worth individuals (HNWI) in the past several years and continues gaining momentum and demand.
What can Citizenship by Investment do for you?
In contrast to traditional immigration processes, obtaining a citizenship status and a passport is much easier and quicker through Citizenship by Investment programs. You don’t have to put your lives on hold or make any disruption in your life. If you are a high-net-worth individual (HNWI), 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 safety and security.
Citizenship of a country qualifies you as a domestic student, thereby offering you access to excellent colleges and universities at a much smaller tuition fee.
Normally, second citizenship programs allow members of the principal applicant’s family to join them and 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 healthcare, schools and secure communities.
Passport of the countries, which offer economic citizenship programs, offers you visa-free travel to many countries of the world, including those of Schengen Area. For example, Afghani citizens have visa-free access to 20 countries and territories in the world, while the Maltese passport doesn’t require you to get a visa for travel to as many as 167 countries!
Safety and security
Since the beginning of the 21st 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 explore by capitalizing on your extended travel freedom.
Many countries that promote economic citizenship offer more favorable tax rates, which provides room for tax optimization. Often you have to pay tax only for the income earned in that country, with no taxes on global income.
Antigua & Barbuda, Cyprus, Dominica, Grenada, Malta, St. Kitts & Nevis 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 benefit from the funds that you invest in this country’s economy. For example, you may invest in real estate, land development and infrastructure projects in Cyprus, resort development in Grenada, or invest in Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation in St. Kitts & Nevis.
You may learn more information about investment options, visa-free access and specific advantages and qualifications under the section for each country below.
Most of the countries also offer you an opportunity to invest in land, real estate, property, resort villas and condominiums.
How can we help?
At Jane Katkova & Associates, we can help you get a second passport of Antigua & Barbuda, Cyprus, Dominica, Grenada, Malta, and St. Kitts & Nevis.
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 3-4 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.