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Welcome to Best Citizenships!

Best Citizenships (BC) is a Citizenship and Residence planning platform for HNW clients. Our online platform is free of charge. We do not charge any fee to clients. Our digital business model directly connect clients to authorized law firms and real estate developers without brokers or intermediaries making it cheaper, easier and faster for clients. We launched our online platform first in the industry in 2011 and since then we have assisted hundreds of HNW clients with citizenship and residency. Today, we have become a global brand offering 10 Citizenship by Investment (CBI) schemes and over 25 Residence by Investment (RBI) schemes running around the world creating a $15 billion dollar industry annually.
CBI/RBI schemes in Total
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Citizenship by Investment
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Golden visas

The Key difference is RBI schemes offer permanent residence status with path to citizenship while CBI schemes offer instant citizenship and passports for investment. CBI passports are also known as "Golden passports"

Best CBI Program in the World

Grenada Citizenship

From $150,000onwards
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.
Dominica Citizenship by Investment
Citizenship by Investment
$100K
Donation / Real Estate

  • Cheapest 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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Saint Lucia CIP
Citizenship by Investment
$100K
Donation / Bonds / Real Estate

  • Beautiful Caribbean country popular with tourists
  • No residence requirements
  • Very Fast processing times
  • Visa free travel to 145 countries (UK, EU etc)
  • Passport valid for 5 years
  • Dual citizenship allowed
  • Spouse and Children qualify for citizenship later.
  • Invest in Real estate for citizenship ($300,00)

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Vanuatu citizenship by investment
Citizenship by Investment
$130K
Donation

  • Development Support Program (DSP) / Citizenship contribution scheme
  • Ni-Vanuatu citizenship and passport from a  Pacific country
  • Fastest passport times within 1 month
  • Visa free access to 129 destinations (UK, EU, Russia etc)
  • No residence requirements
  • Dual citizenship allowed

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Turkey passport
Citizenship by Investment
$250K
Real Estate / Bank deposit / Bonds

  • New citizenship by investment scheme
  • Invest in turkish properties for citizenship
  • Residence and Citizenship within 6 months
  • Simplified application procedure
  • Visa free travel to 110 countries
  • No physical residence conditions
  • Turkey is a $2 trillion economy, hub of Eurasia
  • Dual citizenship allowed

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

  • Most popular citizenship by investment
  • Best and Powerful Caribbean gold passport
  • Visa free travel to 152 countries (EU, UK etc)
  • No physical residence conditions.
  • Second passport for family.
  • Real estate option for $200,000
  • Passport valid for 10 years
  • Accelerated citizenship processing within 60 days

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Antigua and Barbuda
Citizenship by Investment
$100K
Donation / Property / Business

  • Cheap and Best Caribbean passport
  • Limited Time Offer with 50% discount
  • Visa free travel to 15 countries (EU, UK etc)
  • Fast Processing times
  • 5 day residence requirements
  • Real estate option for $200,000
  • Business investments qualify for citizenship
  • Passport valid for 5 years

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Montenegro Economic Citizenship
Citizenship by Investment
€350K
Real Estate

  • New special citizenship by investment
  • Investment + Donation model
  • Joins EU and Schengen area in 2025
  • Permanent residence with citizenship/passport
  • Limited quota of 2000 applications
  • Invest in five star hotels and resorts
  • Passport valid for 10 years

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Golden visa portugal
Golden Visa
€280K
Real Estate / Property

  • Best Golden visa in Europe
  • Permanent residence card
  • Invest in portuguese real estate
  • 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 / Property

  • Popular golden visa scheme
  • Cheapest golden visa in Europe
  • Invest in Greek real estate
  • Permanent residence card
  • No physical residence requirements
  • Greece has lowest property prices in Europe.
  • Strategic investment option
  • Citizenship after 7 years

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UK investor visa
Golden Visa
£2m
Business / Bonds

  • Tier 1 investor visa scheme for HNWI
  • Entry clearance issued for 40 months
  • Permanent settlement after five years
  • British citizenship after six years
  • UK offers best education and healthcare.
  • Must make UK as main home to live, work and study
  • Attractive investment destination for businesses
  • British passport powerful and respected in the world.

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Spain Golden visa
Golden visa
€500K
Real Estate / Bank deposit / Bonds

  • Attractive golden visa scheme in Europe
  • World class healthcare best in the world
  • Residence permit for property investment
  • Free movement in the schengen area.
  • Family, spouse and children eligible for residency
  • No residence conditions.
  • Spanish Citizenship after 10 years
  • Spain has best EU passport in the world

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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 $5000 retainer deposit 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 digital business model makes it cheaper and faster for clients since we directly work with law firms and property developers without brokers or intermediaries

How much is your fee?

Our Best citizenships platform is free of charge. We do not charge any fee to clients. We provide tonnes of tools, information and latest updates to help you decide with citizenship and residence planning.

What is the minimum investment required?

We assist clients who can invest atleast USD 100,000 for investment based citizenship and residence programs.

What is the difference between Golden visa and Citizenship-by-investment?

Golden visa programs offer only permanent residency,.Citizenship By Investment (CBI) programs offer direct citizenship with passport for investments. Prices for CBI program start from USD 100,000 whereas the minimum required for Golden visa programs are quite expensive starts with Greece for a minimum of 250,000€ in real estate

How to become a World Citizen?

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

Residence by Investment
Best Golden Visas
These are the best golden visa rankings by our PBS points based model taking into account more than 10 important factors

Golden visaPBS scoreRank
Greece841
Malta832
Ireland813
United States804
Portugal804
United Kingdom795
Canada795
Italy795
Australia795
Netherlands786
Spain786

Citizenship by Investment
Best CBI Programs
These are the best citizenship by investment rankings for 2020 based on our points based scoring (PBS) model calculating 31 important indicators.

CBI PassportPBS ScoreRank
Grenada1511
Cyprus1392
Montenegro1353
Bulgaria1344
Malta1335
Turkey1316
St Kitts and Nevis1297
Antigua and Barbuda1218
Dominica1139
Vanuatu10410
St Lucia10311

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