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Eligible Family Dependants for Citizenship by Investment

Citizenship by investment programs are very popular with families. A lot of confusion exists who can be included in family applications. We get a lot of client inquiries asking for eligibility of family dependants applying for Citizenship by investment programs.

For example it is not possible to include adult children above 30 years of age and also parents below 55 years of age. Siblings may be accepted for some countries provided they are unmarried and no children. It is worth mentioning St Lucia accepts mentally or physically challenged children of ANY age imposes no age restrictions.

We have compiled the conditions for adding dependants to CBI programs in one place so that you easily compare..

St Lucia

  • A spouse of the applicant;
  • A child of the applicant or of his or her spouse who is twenty-one years of age or below;
  • A child of the applicant or of his or her spouse who is no more than thirty years of age and who is fully supported by the applicant;
  • A child of the applicant or of his or her spouse, of any age, who is physically or mentally challenged and who is fully supported by the applicant;
  • A parent of the applicant or of his or her spouse who is above fifty-five years of age and who is fully supported by the applicant;
  • A parent of any age who is physically or mentally challenged and who is fully supported by the applicant;
  • An unmarried sister or brother of the applicant who is below eighteen years of age and who has received the consent of his or her parent or guardian to make an application for citizenship by investment.

St Kitts Nevis

The minimum age requirement for the main applicant is 18 years of age. Permitted dependents may be of any age.

  • A spouse of the main applicant
  • A child under eighteen (18) years old of the main applicant or his or her spouse
  • The child of the main applicant or his or her spouse between eighteen and thirty years who is in full time attendance at a recognized institution of higher learning after his/her eighteen birthday and/or fully supported by the main applicant
  • Parents or grandparents of the main applicant or his spouse above the age of fifty-five years living with and fully supported by the main applicant
  • A child of the main applicant or spouse of the main applicant who is above the age of eighteen years and physically or mentally challenged.

Dominica

  • A spouse of the main applicant;
  • A child of the main applicant or of the spouse of the main applicant who is below the age of eighteen (18) years;
  • A child of the main applicant or of the spouse of the main applicant who is eighteen (18) to thirty (30) years and substantially supported by the main applicant or the spouse of the main applicant;
  • A child of the main applicant or of the spouse of the main applicant who is eighteen (18) years or over and physically or mentally challenged and who is substantially supported by the main applicant or the spouse of the main applicant;
  • A parent or grandparent of the main applicant or of the spouse of the main applicant who is substantially supported by the main applicant or the spouse of the main applicant;
  • The spouse of a person who qualifies as a dependent parent or grandparent, who is substantially supported by the main applicant or the spouse of the main applicant;
  • A biological or legally adopted sibling of the main applicant or of the spouse of the main applicant who is eighteen (18) to twenty-five (25) years, single, childless, and who is substantially supported by the main applicant or the spouse of the main applicant;
  • A biological or legally adopted sibling of the main applicant or of the spouse of the main applicant who is below the age of eighteen (18) years, single, childless, substantially supported by the main applicant or the spouse of the main applicant, and in receipt of consent to make an application under the Programme from all individuals with parental responsibility for that sibling

Please note:

  • A ‘child’ means a biological or legally adopted child
  • By “eighteen (18) to thirty (30) years” it is intended that a child who is 30 can be included in an application, but not a child who has turned 31

Grenada

  • Dependent children aged up to 29 years old or children with physically or mentally challenged living with and fully supported by the main applicant.
  • Dependent parents above the age of 55.
  • Siblings of the main applicant (and the spouse of the main applicant) who are not married and do not have any children.
  • Children born to the main applicant within 12 months of filing

Antigua Barbuda

  • A spouse of the main applicant;
  • A child of the main applicant or his or her spouse who is 0-30 years of age and is financially dependent on the principal applicant;
  • A child of the main applicant or of his/her spouse who is 18 years or but who is physically or mentally handicapped and who is living with and is fully supported by the main applicant;
  • A parent or grandparent of the main applicant, or his or her spouse, who is 55 years of age or older and who is financially dependent on the principal applicant;
  • A sibling of the main applicant, or of his or her spouse, if unmarried;
  • A future spouse of the main applicant. (A fee of $50,000 is payable upon application);
  • A future spouse of dependent children where the dependent child is financially dependent on the main applicant; and
  • A future child of a dependent child. (A fee of US$10,000 is to be payable for children under 6 years of age and US$20,000 for children 6-17 years of age).

For the purposes of the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Programme ‘child’ means a biological or legally adopted child of the main applicant, or of the spouse of the main applicant.

Vanuatu

  • Main applicant must be at least 18 years old, and below 65 at the time of application submission
  • Children dependents under the age of 18 and below age of 25

  • Parents as dependents above the age of 55

Montenegro

Family members  shall be considered to be:

  • a married spouse;
  • applicant’s children who turned 18 years of age, who are dependent on the applicant
  • applicant’s children under 18 years of age, who can acquire Montenegrin citizenship by coming of age.