Privacy is an important human right. It is also perhaps also a very important reason to apply for citizenship by investment programs. Passport investors must value their privacy very seriously in picking on the right CBI program.
If you are looking for looking for privacy, discretion and confidentiality, then you should apply for the most privileged passport programs. This is also why why we integrated privacy as an important ranking factor in our CBI rankings.
Citizenship is a matter of privacy and discretion. While many nations do not report or exchange citizenship details, the biggest risk is the names of citizens should not be visible or exposed to public. It is common that many countries publish list of names in official government publications or gazette. Another biggest threat is leaks, which happened recently with Cyprus, where name of investors were leaked to media and the list included high profile wealthy families.
If you name and citizenship information is exposed, this cause a lot of problems for you and your family such as receiving threats, investigations by authorities. In some countries, you will also be breaking dual citizenship laws.
So which are the most confidential, top secret and discrete citizenship by investment programs?
As far as we know these CBI programs offer the maximum privacy to clients. We highly recommend these countries to our clients if you want privacy.
- St Kitts and Nevis
- Antigua and Barbuda
All other CBI programs do not air tight privacy to investors. For example Malta and Dominica are the worst citizenship by investment programs we have seen when it comes to privacy. The full names of investor citizens are published yearly in government gazette.
CBI regulations require all applicants and their family members go through stick police and interpol background checks before being granted passports. You should be aware that privacy will not protect you from extraditions and stricter CBI laws will revoke your citizenship if you have been found involved in any illegal activity.
Governments that operate CBI programs must also make sure all data of citizens should be governed by strict data protection rules.