Citizenship-by-investment programs provide ultra-wealthy families with the privilege of a second or third passport, which affords them all the internal rights enjoyed by residents. Listed below are the details of the most credible and successful citizenship programs offered by Henley & Partners.
Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda offers one of the most competitive citizenship programs in the Caribbe-an. Options start from USD 100,000 and citizens of Antigua and Barbuda have visa-free access to 151 destinations, including top business and lifestyle destinations.
Austria has one of the world’s strongest passports providing its holders with visa-free access to 187 destinations worldwide, along with settlement rights in all EU member states. Options for obtaining Austrian citizenship start from a minimum investment of EUR 3 million.
The Cyprus Investment Programme is one of the most sought-after citizenship programs that provides successful applicants with an attractive balance between the capital contribution they make and the benefits they receive. For a minimum contribution of EUR 2.15 million, successful applicants can travel visa-free to 174 destinations worldwide.
The Malta Individual Investor Program is the world’s leading citizenship program. For a minimum contribution of approximately EUR 1 million, successful applicants can acquire Maltese citizen-ship that offers safety and security by providing a better quality of life and the right to live, work, and study in all EU member states.
The Montenegro Citizenship-by-Investment Program offers increased global mobility with visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 124 destinations including the countries of Europe’s Schengen Area, as well as Russia and the UAE. The program is exclusively limited to 2,000 applicants and a minimum contribution of EUR 350,000 is required.
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Kitts and Nevis has one of the strongest passports among all the Caribbean citizenship programs. For a minimum contribution of USD 150,000, the St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship-by-Investment Program provides visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 156 destina-tions.
The St. Lucia Citizenship-by-Investment Program offers increased global mobility and oppor-tunity by providing visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 146 destinations around the world. For a contribution of USD 100,000, applicants can acquire their passports in as little as four months.
The Turkey Citizenship-by-Investment Program offers European citizenship and access to the Western markets. The Turkish passport provides visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 111 des-tinations around the world. For a real estate investment of USD 250,000, passports can be ac-quired in six to nine months.