Golden visa schemes offer immediate residency against property investment. Investors can naturalize for citizenship and passport usually after more than 5 years in golden visa countries. The citizenship conditions vary from country to country.
Passports of countries offering Golden visa / CBI schemes performed very well in Best Passport Rankings 2020.
Best Golden Visa Passports
These are the best golden visa passports according to our model.
European Golden visa passports are some of the powerful passports in the world. Italy ranks first, Spain second while Greece and Portugal take third spot.
- Greece / Portugal
- United Kingdom / United States
- Luxembourg / Netherlands
- Malta / New Zealand
- Hong Kong
- Cyprus / Latvia
Our PBS scoring model ranked passports based on visa free travel freedom and other factors such as
- Visa free access with just a passport
- Soft visas (eVisa, ETA, Visa on arrival)
- Visa free access to BIG-6 countries
- Dual citizenship
- Consulate protection
- Access to US/UK territories
Best CBI Passports
These are the best citizenship by investment passports according to our model.
European passports also take top spots in rankings. Malta, Cyprus and Bulgaria take top three spots followed by caribbean passports of St Kitts / Antigua / Grenada
- St Kitts and Nevis
- Antigua / Grenada
- Saint Lucia