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Best Citizenships is an online platform assisting wealthy families with Investor citizenship and residence programs.  Our digital business model makes it cheaper for clients without brokers or intermediaries. Due to Covid, our online platform reached mainstream popularity. Celebrating 11 years of service.
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How much is your fee?
All our services are free of charge when you contact us for a quote. We do not charge any fee to clients. We make it cheaper for clients without middlemen. Our trusted government authorized advisors provide a highly qualified advice. We handle over 2000 clients every year with citizenship and golden visa programs.
Top CBI Program for 2021

St Lucia Citizenship

From $100,000onwards
Investor Citizenship
Citizenship by Investment
Citizenship by Investment programs (CIP) offer instant passports against donation or real estate investment. Donation is 50% cheaper than real estate but cannot be recovered. Real estate cannot be sold for 5 years.
Residence by Investment (RBI)
Golden Visas
Golden visas are special schemes that offer residence permits against property purchases with little or no residence requirements comes with a perk  to naturalize for citizenship, usually after five years or later.
Due Diligence / Vetting
Background Checks
All applicants for Citizenship and residence schemes have to go through strict background checks for criminal activity and source of funds. Failing these checks will lead to visa or citizenship refusals. Citizenship can be revoked at later for illegal activities.
Portugal
Golden Visa
€280K
Hotels / Residential

  • Best Golden visa in Europe
  • Permanent residence permit
  • Invest in Real estate (buyback share)
  • Path to Citizenship after 5 years
  • Capital transfer and business options
  • Residence permits to all family members
  • Access to healthcare and education
  • Non Habitual tax regime

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Golden visa Greece
Golden Visa
€250K
Real Estate / Bank deposit

  • European Residency visa program
  • Visa free movement in EU/Schengen zone
  • Invest in Greek real estate, bonds or bank deposit
  • Permanent residence card valid for 5 years
  • No minimum residence requirements
  • Lowest property prices in Europe.
  • Residence permit for Strategic investment
  • Greek Citizenship after 7 years

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St Lucia
Citizenship by Investment
$100K
Donation / Real Estate

  • Ranked as No.1 CBI for 2021
  • Major Caribbean holiday destination popular among Americans
  • Fastest CIP application processing times  (56 days)
  • Visa free travel to 145 countries (UK, Schengen etc)
  • No tax country with no gift, estate or inheritance taxes
  • Full citizenship rights (vote, politics, citizenship for generations)
  • Family members and siblings can be added at later stages
  • Invest in Real estate or Covid Government bonds (refundable investments)

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Malta Golden visa
Investment Citizenship
€600K
Donation / Real Estate

  • Malta has robust economy, stable political system in the EU.
  • Direct Investment citizenship program for exceptional services
  • Only official CBI program in the European Union.
  • Fast tracked Maltese residency to citizenship after 1-2 years of living.
  • Visa free movement to 180+ countries (US,UK, EU etc.)
  • Live, work, study, settle in any EU member state
  • Second citizenship for dual nationals
  • Very stringent due diligence and background checks

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Grenada Citizen Flag
Citizenship by Investment
$150K
Donation

  • Best Caribbean CBI program
  • No residence requirements
  • 3 months processing times
  • Visa free travel to 144 countries (UK, EU, China etc)
  • Passport valid for 5 years
  • E-2 visa treaty with US
  • Family and siblings accepted
  • Invest in Real estate for citizenship ($200,00)

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Dominica Citizenship by Investment
Citizenship by Investment
$100K
Donation / Real Estate

  • Caribbean passport by investment scheme
  • No residence requirements
  • Visa free travel to 137 countries (UK, EU etc.)
  • Passport valid for 10 years
  • Real estate investment ($200K)
  • Second citizenship for dual nationals
  • Immediate Instant citizenship
  • Fast processing times with confidential application

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St Kitts Citizenship by Investment
Citizenship by Investment
$150K
Donation

  • World’s oldest CBI program since 1984
  • A Powerful Caribbean passport
  • Visa free travel to 152 countries (EU, UK etc)
  • No physical residence conditions.
  • Plan-B passport for Americans.
  • Real estate option for $175,000
  • SKN Passport issued for 10 years
  • Accelerated  processing within 60 days
  • No tax country for asset protection offshore.

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Vanuatu
Citizenship by Investment
$130K
Donation

  • DSP donation or Real estate (REO) program
  • Fastest passport within 60 days
  • Easy and simple application process.
  • Tax haven with no corporate, wealth and inheritance taxes
  • Visa free access to 129 destinations (UK, EU, Russia etc)
  • No residence or personal visit
  • Popular among Bitcoin/Crypto investors
  • Stateless people can apply

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Antigua Citizenship by Investment (CBI) program
Citizenship by Investment
$100K
Donation

  • A Powerful Caribbean citizenship program
  • Most Affordable CBI for families and children
  • Easy and streamlined application process.
  • Invest in real estate or University fund (UWI).
  • Visa free access to 150+ territories (UK, EU, Russia etc)
  • No residence or personal visit required
  • Stateless people eligible to apply.
  • Commonwealth citizenship with free movement in CARICOM.
  • Citizenship is permanent and for life.

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Turkey citizenship by investment
Citizenship by Investment
$400K
Real Estate

  • World’s most popular CBI golden passport program
  • Proximity to Europe and Middle East with major flight connections
  • Visa free travel to 100+ countries.
  • Attractive due to Lira depreciation and high property demand
  • Eligible for E-1/E-2 US visas
  • CBI Popular among Middle East investors.
  • Option to invest in bonds, bank cash deposit and funds
  • Citizenship processing takes 3-4 months

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Citizenship/Residency
Visa Free Travel
Visa Free movement with second passport through investment
Citizen by Investment
Second citizenship
A second passport with citizenship has numerous benefits
Lifetime citizenship
Family
Best education abroad for children in a new country
Alternative citizenship
Dual citizenship
Become a Dual citizen with citizenship from another country
Malta Citizenship for Yacht owners
Golden Visa
€100K
Permanent Residence

  • Cheapest Golden visa in Europe
  • Donation or Real estate option
  • Malta Permanent Residency Program  (MPRP)
  • Family members including Parents/Grandparents accepted
  • No minimum residence or living conditions
  • Attractive investment destination in the EU/Schengen
  • Maltese citizenship after 5 years of living

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Ireland golden visa
Golden Visa
€1M
Investment Funds

  • No.1 golden visa scheme in Europe
  • World class healthcare and education benefits
  • Joint charity donation or investment fund options
  • Immediate permanent residency (stamp4)
  • Spouse and children eligible for Irish residency
  • Just one day residence condition
  • EU Citizenship after 5 years
  • Best country to live, work and study

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Due Diligence

All applicants are vetted for background checks before being approved for citizenship/passport. Nationals of certain countries such as Iran, North Korea, Sudan cannot apply for certain schemes.

EU Citizenship

Cyprus, Malta and Bulgaria are the only three countries offering citizenship by investment in the EU. Montenegro is only a candidate country for EU membership joining on or after 2025.

Application Process

The application process is simple and straightforward with most citizenship and residence by investment schemes. We work with trusted authorized agents making it easier, cheaper and faster for clients

Family

Family members upto third generation receive full citizenship or residence permits under CBI/RBI schemes.
Benefit to State
Economic Citizenship
CBI schemes bring much needed revenues for Governments and these funds are used for paying debts, disaster recovery, economic and social development projects (schools, hospitals, transport) and other public infrastructure projects.
Low cost schemes
Cheapest Citizenship
St Lucia and Dominica are the cheapest CBI for single persons. Antigua is the cheapest citizenship for families. Greece has the cheap and best gold visa scheme. For large families over 6 persons, real estate investment becomes cheaper than the donation option. In some family cases Grenada and St Kitts also be low cost and affordable.

How to Start?

Step 1

First decide whether you want citizenship or residency? Decide on the country of your choice! Take your time

Step 2

Pay a small lawyer fee to start the application process.

Step 3

Wait for 2-3 months to receive your Government approval letter from your agent

Step 4

Pay the full investment amount to Government to receive your passport. Collect it from your agent or at embassy!
Citizenship/Residency
Real Estate
Buying a real estate for citizenship or residency is a long term profitable investment and has number of advantages. For example buying a home or buying a share in a five star hotels, gets you get permanent residency and proves genuine links to the country.  Prices start with €250K in Europe for Golden visas and $200K in the Caribbean for a passport. We recommend real estate option for High-net-worth (HNW) clients.
Decide for yourself
Citizenship vs Residency
First you have to decide you want a passport or just residency. Passports are cheaper than golden visa schemes usually in the price range of $100K. The application process is easy and quite straightforward completed within 3 months and saves a lot of hassle on the long run. Passports can be used for worldwide travel as complete travel document while residence permits can only be used for regional travel (eg. Schengen area).
Compare CBI passports
Visa Waivers
We have developed a free tool for clients to search and compare visa waivers available for CBI passports in one place. You can look a countries and also territories. For example you can select Japan and this tool will show you which CBI passports have visa free access to Japan from our visa waiver database. It is a very useful tool. Previously you had to manually compare visa free countries and this tool will help you identify best CBI passport for you.

Q&A

What is Best Citizenships?

Best Citizenships is an online platform for citizenship and residence planning. Our services are free of charge. We dont take any money from clients. Our digital business model makes it cheaper for clients without brokers or intermediaries. We are an online platform (not agents) and we do not provide immigration, tax or investment advice to clients. We leave these to our licensed lawyers and agents we work with.

How does it work?

When you decide the country and investment program, fill out the free quote form in the contact page and we will assign you an agent free of charge.

How much is your fee?

Our Best citizenships online platform and all services are free of charge. We do not charge any fee to clients. We provide tools, information and latest updates to help you decide with citizenship and residence programs.

What is the minimum investment required?

We only assist clients who can invest atleast USD 100,000 or more for CBI and Golden visa programs.

What is the difference between CBI and Golden visas?

Golden visas are long term residency visas offer just permanent residence permit,.Citizenship By Investment (CBI) programs offer immediate citizenship with passport for investing. Prices for CBI program start from USD 100,000 whereas the minimum required for Golden visa programs are quite expensive starts with 125,000 euros starting with Malta

How to become a Global Citizen?

CBI (Citizenship by Investment) programs provides you a perfect opportunity to acquire global cosmopolitan citizenship that will give you freedom, equality, mobility and prosperity. Global Citizens are a new class of cosmopolitan citizens living in diaspora as result of globalization.

Residence by Investment
Best Golden Visas
Best Golden Visa Rankings 2021 by our PBS points based model

Rank Golden visa PBS score
1 Portugal 141
2 Ireland 129
3 Greece 123
4 Spain 119
5 Italy 117
6 Malta
Bulgaria
Luxembourg
Cyprus
112
7 Netherlands 109
8 Latvia 107
9 United States 105
10 United Kingdom 102
11 Canada 100
12 Australia 99

Citizenship by Investment
Best CBI Rankings
Our points based scoring (PBS) model calculating 38 important metrics. Read more

Rank CBI PBS score
1 Dominica 272
2 Grenada 262
3 Saint Lucia 253
4 St Kitts and Nevis 246
5 Antigua and Barbuda 244
6 Vanuatu 231
7 Malta 212
8 Bulgaria 208
9 Turkey 206
10 Montenegro 203
11 Samoa 164
12 Egypt 164

Latest News

Grenada Records High Volume of Real Estate Applications
Grenada Records High Volume of Real Estate Applications

The Grenada CBI unit has received record breaking number of real estate investment applications under the citizenship by investment program for 2022. According to the statistics published by Finance ministry, a total of 630 applications for real estate were received of which 325 applications were already approved. Only fewer applications were refused. CBI Applications Received (Total) NTF Real Estate Applications…

Application Process and Documents Required for St.Kitts Citizenship
Application Process and Documents Required for St.Kitts Citizenship

We get a number of questions about the application process, costs and documents required for Citizenship by Investment Program of St.Kitts and Nevis. To understand the documentation and application process easier, we have broken down the St. Kitts and Nevis CIP Application into the headings below. 1. Application Process :- This requires applicant(s) to fill out the various forms and…