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
Cyprus €1.4 bn  700
Turkey $1 bn None
Malta €1bn 1800 (in total)
Caribbean $1bn* No quotas
Montenegro €0.25bn 2000 (in total)
Vanuatu $0.1bn None
Bulgaria €25m No quotas

*No official estimates available for Caribbean


Golden Visa  Investment per year Annual Quota Limits
United States (EB-5) $5bn 10,000
Canada Quebec $2.2bn 1900
Australia $1bn None
Greece €1bn No limits
Portugal €0.7bn No limits
United Kingdom £0.75bn No limits
Spain €0.5bn None
Latvia €0.1bn None
Ireland €0.2bn  None