The Investment immigration industry which consists of Citizenship by Investment (CBI) and Golden Visas (GV) is now worth $17 billion annually, according to our rough calculations.
This industry is expanding at at an unprecedented rate, due to global volatility and geo political activities (eg. Brexit, Hong Kong protests etc.) and the increasing demand for second residency and citizenships.
China, Russia, Turkey, Middle East, India and South Africa are the biggest market for this industry.
- Citizenship by Investment (CBI) – $5 billion
- Golden Visa / Residence by Investment (RBI) – $12 billion
- Total: $17 billion /annually
We did some calculations and have come with approximate rough estimates using the available statistics and data from Government statistics. Please note there are no official estimates for investment raised in the Caribbean from passport for sale schemes.
Citizenship / Passports
|CBI||Investment raised per year||Quota per year|
|Malta||€1bn||1800 (in total)|
|Montenegro||€0.25bn||2000 (in total)|
*No official estimates available for Caribbean
|Golden Visa||Investment per year||Annual Quota Limits|
|United States (EB-5)||$5bn||10,000|
|United Kingdom||£0.75bn||No limits|