We have compiled the data for comparing  citizenship by investment (CBI/CIP) schemes.  This data consists of 30 very important factors to rank best citizenship by investment scheme to apply.  The comparison chart gives you in-depth knowledge into the countries running CBI schemes and you will have a chance to decide which country is the best for you taking into account education, healthcare and passport power.

European countries clearly outrank caribbean and other countries in so many ways, undoubtedly these are best countries to live, work, study and do business with utmost personal freedom.

Citizenship by Investment (CBI)MaltaSt Kitts & NevisAntigua & BarbudaGrenadaDominicaSt LuciaVanuatuTurkey
Real EstateRent / Buy$400K$200K$220K$200K$200K$175K$400K
Family friendlyYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNo
Safety Score66.4745.5932.7272.957.952.966.6959.6
Visa free countries18615515014614314699115
Personal visit requiredYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYes
EU schengen – Visa freeyesyesyesyesyesyesnono
Visa free to United Kingdomyesyesyesyesnoyesyesno
Visa free to United Statesyesnonononononono
Visa free to CanadayeseTAeTAnonoeTAnono
Visa free to Russianoyesyesyesyesnoyesno
Visa free to Chinanononoyesnononono
GDP billion200.892.
GDP per capita $4458715573259981660097201522526318625
CBI Passport time (months)124333333
Residency conditions12 months05 days0000Yes
Dual citizenshipyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
Oath ceremonyyesNoyesyesyesyesyesyes
EU  passportyesnonononononono
E-2 treaty with USnononoyesnononoyes
Education Rank48130129959711714876
Healthcare Rank51008685356812770
HDI Rank297270751039013864
Publish names in Gazetteyesnononoyesnonono
Government Debt0.5270.6580.9270.8440.810.8290.3130.296
Personal Income Tax0.350000000.35
Due DiligenceVery StrictGoodGoodGoodGoodStrictGoodGood
Refusal rateHighLowLowLowLowLowLowLow
CBI TransparencyVery GoodBadGoodGoodBadAverageBadAverage
Passport Validity1010551051010
Biometric Passportyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
Right to Vote / Government Officeyesnonoyesyesyesnoyes
Third Generationsyesnonoyesnononoyes
Passport renewal fee (USD)570350300175120080160180

This data was used in our PBS scoring model to rank which CBI scheme is best to apply.  We assigned points to these data and the results came through were very interesting.  You will notice

  • St.Kitts and St.Lucia having the fastest processing times within a month
  • Grenada is the most valuable and best passport
  • St Kitts passport has access to most visa free countries in the Caribbean.
  • Grenada, St Lucia and Antigua are very family friendly citizenship programs, accepting even siblings and grandparents.
CBIPBS ScoreRank
 St Kitts1138
  St Lucia10011