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Key Advantages

Key Advantages of Each Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Program

St. Kitts & Nevis


ADVANTAGES

  • One of the fastest application processing timeframes worldwide (applications can be processed in as little as 45 days)
  • Most established and longest running program of its kind in the world.
  • Most developed and active Real Estate market with a proven track record. Viable developments offering immediate ROI
  • Naturalization of newborn children immediately by descent
  • Real Estate investment can be resold in 5 years and qualify new purchaser for citizenship
  • Ease of obtaining 2nd piece of picture ID.
  • Adult passport validity – 10 years (simple renewal process)
  • Registration of a new spouse after obtaining citizenship – conditions apply
  • No physical residence, personal visit or Oath of Allegiance is required
  • Biometric passport to enhance travel convenience
  • The only Caribbean CBI Program that does not have upfront non-refundable government processing fees

CHALLENGES

  • Restricted nationalities: Afghanistan and Iran (subject to change)
  • Value inequality of CBI approved Real Estate developments

Grenada


ADVANTAGES

  • Grenada citizens quality for E-2 visa to the USA
  • Only Caribbean CBI that offers visa-free entry to China
  • E-visa to Iran
  • Most affordable citizenship option in the Caribbean for a large family
  • Naturalization of newborn children and new spouse is available immediately
  • No physical residence or personal visit required
  • All nationalities accepted
  • Permanent Residency picture ID card is issued upon receiving Citizenship
  • Any dependent parent can be included in application (no age limit)

CHALLENGES

  • Real Estate investment resale does not qualify new purchaser for citizenship
  • Adult passport validity – 5 years
  • Limited Real Estate investment options that are approved under the Citizenship by Investment Program
  • Government processing fee for each applicant is due upon submission of application and is non-refundable
  • 1% bank charges on all deposits made from incoming wires to CBI Accounts

Antigua & Barbuda


ADVANTAGES

  • Visa-free entry to Canada (the only Caribbean CBI territory)
  • Well established lifestyle destination in the Caribbean
  • Developed expatriate community
  • The most modern international airport and hub in the region with easy access from Europe & North America
  • Real Estate investment can be resold in 5 years and qualify new purchaser for citizenship (reduces risk of property value depreciation)

CHALLENGES

  • 5 day residency requirement (within first 5 year of obtaining citizenship)
  • 10% of government processing fee for each applicant is due upon submission of application and is non-refundable
  • Restricted nationalities: Afghanistan, Yemen, Iraq, North Korea, Somalia unless a permanent legal in Canada, USA, EU or UK (as of Mar 2016 and is subject to change)
  • Oath of Allegiance required prior to renewal of passport

Dominica


ADVANTAGES

  • The Government Fund (donation option) is the most affordable option in the Caribbean to obtain a passport (for a single applicant of main applicant)
  • Adult passport validity – 10 years
  • No physical residence or personal visit required
  • Real Estate can be resold in 3 years to anyone or in 5 years to qualify new purchaser for citizenship

CHALLENGES

  • Applicants from the following territories may be accepted based on enhanced individual screening by authorities: Iraq, Chechnya, Somalia, Yemen, North Korea, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Sao Tome Principe (as of March 2016)
  • Underdeveloped Real Estate market and infrastructure, Limited constructed real estate investment options – most properties are sold off plan
  • No international airport – Limited accessibility via air
  • Lowest number of visa-free countries among the 5 existing Caribbean Citizenship-by-Investment Programs
  • Government processing fee for each applicant is due upon submission of applicants and is non-refundable

Saint Lucia


ADVANTAGES

  • Well established lifestyle destination in the Caribbean
  • E-visa to Iran
  • No physical residence or personal visit required
  • All nationalities accepted
  • Real Estate investment can be resold in 5 years and qualify new purchaser for citizenship

CHALLENGES

  • Limited constructed real estate investment options approved under the CBI program – most properties are sold off plan
  • Adult passport validity – 5 years
  • Oath of allegiance required in personprior to passport issue
  • Not permitted to add dependents after main applicants has become a citizen, unless the new child was born on the territory of Saint Lucia
  • Government processing fee for each applicant is due upon submission of application and is non-refundable
  • Minimum net worth requirement of US$ 3,000,000.00