Economic Citizenship: Expedient, Affordable Second Passport Options

Time is of the essence to acquire a second passport to protect your family, your health, your freedom and your assets. Indeed, our most efficient economic citizenship by investment programs can be completed in under 60 days. Additionally, the financial benefits from your investment will pay you back many times over within a very short amount of time.

In order to take advantage of dual citizenship, the most prudent thing to do is act now! Acquisition costs will not stay low forever, approval requirements are increasingly more difficult to clear and the many benefits can prove fleeting to those who hesitate. What are you waiting for?

How To Get Economic Citizenship by Investment

Acquiring dual citizenship by investment is a surprisingly simple process. Several options include non-refundable donation, investment in approved real estate, business investment or purchase of government bonds. To maximize the benefits of a second passport, investors should find the best match for their personal objectives.

Primarily, the benefit of certain programs is the opportunity to redeem your investment. For example: an investment in real estate, local business or government bonds can be sold after a minimum holding period (usually 3-5 years). As a result, it is possible to show a return on your investment during the holding period and even make a profit on the sale of the assets. Additionally, it is possible to enter joint purchase agreements for approved real estate in economic citizenship countries such as Grenada. As a result, investors receive a 50% reduction in the purchase price and still qualify immediately after the purchase.

In contrast, by making a non-refundable donation to the development fund of the host country, it allows applicants to immediately qualify for the program with no minimal holding requirements. As a result, it is not necessary to manage your investment or be concerned with fluctuating asset prices.

Qualifications for a Second Passport

To be sure, the application process for acquiring economic citizenship by investment is not easy. However, the process is only contingent on your financial means, medical history, personal background and professional background. Simply put, if you can verify the source of investment funds, prove your identity beyond any doubt, you have a clean bill of health and no criminal history – you will be successful. Rest assured I will be assisting applicants meet the qualifications throughout the entire process. As a result, your application could be approved in as little as 1-2 months by instant citizenship countries such as Vanuatu.

Indeed, all types of applicants are welcome. This includes stateless persons, business travelers, adventurers or those who wish to renounce their current citizenship.

Benefits of Economic Citizenship

The economic citizenship by investment programs that we offer do not impose any conventional requirements such as fluency in the national language, marriage, family descent, religion, place of birth or double taxation. Additionally, these countries offering citizenship do not impose conscription into the military service. Indeed, each country promoted here is politically neutral and they do not maintain armed forces.

In return for their contribution to the host country, successful applicants will obtain a politically neutral second passport on a beautiful tropical island. However, none of our economic citizenship programs except Antigua and Barbuda (5 days) require any residency requirements. Additionally, there is no personal interview requirement or any need to visit the country during the application process.

Indeed, a Caribbean citizenship by investment comparison reveals that each program has unique benefits that will appeal to different types of investors. For example, our cheapest citizenship to buy – Dominica – is known as the “Nature Island” of the Caribbean because of its beautiful natural environment. Additionally, a Dominica second passport offers strong constitutional protection plus visa free travel to the Schengen area, UK and also Russia. Indeed, with the recent addition of visa free travel to Russia, the intrinsic value of the Dominica program has increased significantly since inception in 1993.

Family options are important and our citizenship by investment programs include the addition of dependent parents, grandparents, newborn children, new spouses and siblings. The inclusion of family members will meet the requirements of different investors according to their needs. Additionally, citizenship is hereditary and can be passed on to future generations without the need to ever visit or reside on the island.

For those applicants seeking to live in the US, Grenada offers USA E-2 visa access plus exceptional advantages for dependents and visa free travel to China!

History of Economic Citizenship by Investment

Economic citizenship by investment is a relatively new development. In 1984, St Kitts and Nevis developed the world’s first citizenship by investment program in order to diversify their economy. Unfortunately, their economy had overly relied on the sugar industry for far to long. Therefore, when sugar prices collapsed in the middle of the 20th century their small island nation had an economic crisis.

Indeed, their citizenship by investment program was a huge success and the economy stabilized. As a result, many other developed and undeveloped countries have since followed in their footsteps. This would include some of the other Caribbean countries plus Vanuatu, but ironically the world’s largest developed economies followed suit. Indeed, the largest competitors to the original Caribbean economic citizenship countries are the United States and European Union.

Unfortunately, second passport programs are deemed by some to be unpatriotic. However, this skepticism is disingenuous because it is mostly hypocritical. Nonetheless, the mutual benefits are enormous for the applicant and also the issuing country. As a result of these citizenship by investment programs, the issuing country acquires an immediate economic boost. These long term benefits include much needed investment in tourism infrastructure, medical facilities, education and hurricane relief. Additionally, the issuing country acquires a dynamic new citizen of exceptional means. In return, the successful applicant gains the freedom and security of a second passport.

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Second Passport by Conventional Means

Prior to the introduction of dual citizenship by investment programs, obtaining a second passport by conventional was the only option available. These conventional means remain intact, however they can be very expensive, time consuming and sometimes fate also must play a part. With the exception of naturalization by birth all of the conventional means involve what is invariably a long and arduous process.

List of Conventional Means:

Citizenship by Naturalization – most countries provide the path of second citizenship to immigrants who fulfill certain requirements. However, this may involve a lengthy period of residency, fluency in the national language and taking a pledge of allegiance. Unfortunately, swearing allegiance to the host country may involve renunciation of your current citizenship.

Citizenship by Marriage – acquiring a spouse from the issuing country has long been a conventional means of acquiring dual citizenship. However, very few instant citizenship countries will grant citizenship to the new spouse on the wedding day (e.g. Iran). Additionally, a marriage can be fraught with domestic complications. Furthermore, many countries have passed laws against sham marriages. Therefore, marriage is only a reliable method to obtain dual citizenship if it sustainable.

Citizenship by Religion – some instant citizenship countries such as Israel will grant citizenship based on religion. As a result, all Jews are allowed to immigrate to Israel and will be given a fast tracked path to citizenship. Additionally, dual citizenship is allowed but Israeli citizens can only enter Israel by using their Israeli passport.

Citizenship by Descent – historically many free citizenship countries have granted dual citizenship based on descent. As a result, if your parents or even grandparents are citizens of the issuing country then you may be granted a new second passport. In recent times many free citizenship countries have modified traditional laws to permit descent to be traced through either parent. Although descent had previously only been traced through the father.

Citizenship by Adoption – a minor who is adopted by parents that are citizens of the issuing country is usually granted citizenship.