About us

Introduction

Best Citizenships (BC) is the first citizenship planning online platform providing consulting services for Citizenship by Investment (CBI) and Golden Visas (GV).  All our services are free of charge. Celebrating 12 years of service. We are one of the early startups for the CBI/RBI industry launched in March 2011. Today we are widely recognized as a global brand for citizenship and residence planning catering the investment migration market for High net worth families.

Best Citizenships

Best Citizenships is an online platform pretty much works like Airbnb/Booking.com. Our free platform directly connects clients and Government authorized law firms and real estate developers, without of intermediary agents for citizenship and residency matters. We are not agents, and we do not provide immigration advice to clients. We fully rely on our partners to provide all these services. Although Best citizenships is the first online platform launched in 2011, it was only during Covid, our online platforms gained mainstream popularity.

10 Years

Our business model is based on SIX pillars.

  •  Trust – Trust our brand. Our licensed advisors will give you peace of mind.
  • Experience – Assisted clients with a more than 10 years of of experience.
  • Free of cost – All our services are free of charge.
  • Privacy – We highly respect confidentiality with clients.
  • Professionalism – Expect honest and highly qualified advice.
  • No soliciting – We keep sales and marketing low profile do not engage soliciting with clients.

Our digital business model makes it cheaper, faster and easier for clients without intermediaries. Our platform is is free of charge. We also do not charge any fee to our clients. We are fully compensated by our partners for introducing clients. We innovate towards new digital technologies.

We have been assisting High-net worth investor (HNWI) clients since 2011 with almost a decade of service. Since then we have been featured in numerous news and media publications. We work with our trusted partners in 15 countries, who are consultants, law firms and real estate developers, approved and authorized by Governments. Our expertise is of world class, with the best professional assisting HNW clients for a number of years.

World Citizenship Council Member

Over the years, we have assisted very wealthy HNW clients and families in global residency and citizenship solutions. We work with Government authorized agents, law firms and real estate developers across 30 countries.

As of today, we have had assisted hundreds of satisfied clients, helped Governments raise investment revenues in millions of dollars through CBI/RBI schemes in Europe, Caribbean and other parts of the world.

Why use Best Citizenships?

The World is changing fast with new technologies find their way into businesses. Platforms like Uber, Airbnb are changing everything, so as our platform for the CBI industry. Todays needs requires also citizenship services switch to online, making a reality to  buy citizenship online since 2020.

So, why use Best citizenships platform instead of Agents?  Using our platform has many advantages for clients.

  • We directly work with trust Government authorized agents and clients dont have to go through chain of intermediaries/agents.  This way it is cheaper for you and you dont have to pay too much fee. This way you can TRUST us and you dont have to worry about dealing with unknown people. Trust comes with time. We are doing this  advising HNW clients since 2011.
  • We do not charge any fee from clients. Our platform is free of charge to use. You can approach us for a no obligation quote with confidence.
  • Our platform offers privacy of HNW clients. We provide citizenship advisory outside of the platform. We do not engage in soliciting and phone calls. We prefer to handle things by email and whatsapp with permission.
  • Our platform do not offer immigration, investment or property advice to clients (Think of it like Airbnb), instead client are handled trusted experts who are licensed by governments. We work with a number of partners in 15 countries.
  • You can benefit from low fee and fair pricing compared to other firms that charge in the industry.
  • We directly work with property developers, so clients investing in real estate dont have to pay inflated broker fee or property costs. We are compensated directly by real estate developers and we do not charge any fee to our clients.
  • We directly engage our clients with our trusted and authorized law firms by Government in terms of documentation and paperwork. This way processing times gets much faster, it doesn’t go through multiple agents.
  • We assign you a specific advisor after you contact us. You can directly communicate, make payments directly to the Law firms/ Authorized agents we work with confidence. You can negotiate prices, without our consent. We get compensated by law firms we work with as percentage of lawyer fee.
  • We provide tons of information and tools in this site to deeply understand the programs and we disclose pricing in a honestly and transparently (eg. CBI price tool). This way you dont have to worry about surprises and hidden fee at later stage. You also avoid contact several agents door-to-door for a cheapest quote price. We stand high offering a world class professional service.

Our Clients

We assist about carefully selected HNW clients every year through our network. We provide the highest standards of professional services, advising wealthy families in citizenship and residence planning.

Global Freedom

We firmly believe in all country nationals must consider second citizenship planning as we head towards uncertain future. Being as a citizen of one country, will only trap you within from experiencing freedom, and opportunities abroad. Prosperity, freedom and mobility is a basic human right. We want you to invest in success and in the future of your loved ones. Through our brands promote “I am a World Citizen” motto to our clients.

The Yellow Network

One Family and One Network of Brands for Citizenship and residence planning

CBI Industry

CBI industry is already worth $5 billion and RBI industry is double the size of CBI which is worth $10 billion in 2018.  Both the CBI/RBI industries are expected to grow to $20 billion by 2020 and have contributed significantly to economy of Portugal, Greece and Cyprus to recover from debt and increase in surplus.

Licenses

We work exclusively for Government run CBI and RBI programs in the European Union and the Caribbean. All Government licenses available upon request from by our advisors.

Vision

We imagine a future without borders, free movement and equal treatment. We promote “Become a World citizen”, a concept first introduced by Socrates about 2500 years ago, later picked up by many modern day famous people. Albert Einstein and many other famous people believed himself to be a World citizen.

History

Our early years goes way back to 2010, we were searching for best citizenships to buy through investment schemes. That is how we coined our name Best Citizenships (BC) and today were are one of the recognizable brands in the CBI industry.  Back then Dominica and St Kitts and Nevis were running passport schemes, but today over 10 countries run citizenship for sale schemes and the demand for passports is greater than ever.

Best Citizenships (BC)

Best Citizenships is now part of Yellow Network, of one chain and one network of startups for the CBI/RBI industry.

Our Brands

We also have introduced new sister brands for the CBI Industry under only family of startups with many are still in developement requiring funding

Sister Brands

  • Citizenship Shop – Online platform for Golden visas and passports
  • World Citizenship Council – Non profit organization for citizenship, statelessness and research & development of CBI/RBI.
  • World Passport Museum – Exhibiting of historic collection of travel documents. (non profit opening 2025 or later)
  • CIP Journal – News publishing bringing latest updates to CBI and Golden visas.
  • Citizenship Coin – First cryptocurrency of the CBI industry for investing in Crypto passports.
  • World Citizenship Forum – Global networking forum bringing together citizenship experts from around the world.
  • Hotel Citizenship –  Platform to acquire citizenship through investing in hotels and resorts.
  • CBI Citizen – Magazine and publishing.

Concepts

  • Yellow Citizenship is the new name for citizenship by investment. Yellow passports are second passports acquired through Citizenship by Investment (CBI) schemes.
  • Gold passports are the ultimate luxury status symbol for the rich and wealthy.
  • Paid citizenships are instant citizenships in exchange for money or investments.
  • World Citizen – We promote I am a World Citizen philosophy with globalisation creating new class of citizens.
  • Wealth Passports – A New Asset class for asset protection impossible to ignore in wealth management

Research

As a part of our extensive study and research into citizenships, we have launched PBS rankings model for Citizenships, Passports and Golden visa schemes. Every year we update our ranking model. These models provide a mathematical answers to investors looking for a best country to invest and immigrate.

Tools

We developed CBI price calculator to give honest price quotes to prospective clients in real estate. We openly disclose fees and necessary costs involved through the calculator making our approach transparent and professional to clients without any hidden fees. We work with trusted partners in the industry making it easier, faster and cheaper for clients apply for passports and seeking residency.

Government Interviews

Global mobility

CBI Passport

Almost Half of the world countries have worst passports, restricting mobility and travel freedom for its citizens. Visa restrictions affect millions of people worldwide, impacts tourism and business and these industries have lost billions of dollars with slow growth. Wealthy people and their families also go through this time consuming process. The rich and the wealthy are looking to have a second passport with alternative citizenship in their portfolio. In a survey, one in three wealthy persons already hold a second passport and another third are considering to acquire one.

 

Government Advisory

We also provide Government advisory in design and implementation of Citizenship by investment and Residence by investment schemes. We offer this service  through our own sister startup, World Citizenship Council, non-profit organization for research and development of CBI/RBI schemes. The council focuses on key areas, such as, due diligence, applicant vetting, digital technologies, migration affairs, dual citizenship and taxation through citizenship experts serving the immigration industry from around the world.

We also encourage Governments to use Sovereign Citizenship Fund a transparent, open model free of charge to Governments. Over the years we have helped governments to raise millions of dollars in investment revenues through clients investing in citizenship/residence planning.

Testimonials

Read our client reviews

Compliance

We have 99% success rate with our clients, highest in the industry. We subject all clients go through standard KYC, Due diligence and  Compliance checks before boarding, as per government recommendations.

Our Network

We participate in the Yellow network, list of promising startups for CBI industry

Best Citizenships
World Citizenship Council
CIP Journal
Hotel Citizenship Platform
World Citizenship Forum (WCF)
World Passport Museum

Advisory Panel

Trusted experts in the field with years of experience behind them.

Prabhu Balakrishnan

CEO/Founder

David Rabbi

Lawyer / Portugal

Konstantinos Delidakis

Financial Consultant , Greece

Telbert Glasgow

Licensed Agent / St.Kitts

Jonathan McNamara

Attorney / St.Lucia

Kevin Hosam

Licensed Agent / Antigua

Our Success Story

Client Advisory
3000
Per Year
Success
99%
Rate
Experience
11
Years
Worldwide
70
Countries

About Founder

Best Citizenships is founded by Mr. Prabhu Balakrishnan in 2011. He is an Entrepreneur, Innovator, Futurist and World’s leading expert in citizenship and residence planning. For more than a decade his expertise and valuable knowledge have benefited numerous HNWI investors and their families. He has 15 years experience in finance, banking, insurance, company setups, immigration consulting and PR news media. He is also a journalist and has interviewed governments of St Kitts & Nevis, Malta, Turkey and Portugal running investor citizenship and residence schemes. He founded non-profit startups such as World Citizenship Council (WCC), World Passport Museum for the CBI industry. He is credited for launching Citizenship coin  first cryptocurrency for the CBI industry in 2018 to buy citizenship for cryptocurrency. He also founded Citizenship Shop, a digital innovation to buy a citizenship online. Read more

He lives in Hungary. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn

His research interests including citizenship laws, migration and latest trends in dual citizenship. Other interests include startups, machine learning, digital technologies, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, data analytics and mining. He also holds bachelors degree in computer science and software engineering.

Government Authorities

Government Authorities for CBI and Golden Visa

We are Featured in

We are featured in the following major news publications. Refer to the links.

BBC News
The Telegraph
Bloomberg
Wealth Management
Hubbis
Thomson Reuters
Sotheby's
Loop News
Warwick University
WikiHow
Academia
PR Urgent News
Gulf News
Caribbean News Global
Berkeley publication
Lenta
Migration policy institute
IOM
The Global Society and its Enemeies
Wikipedia

Our Magazines

MIIPA Interview
Les Khan Interview - St.Kitts and Nevis
CBI Citizen
Best Citizenships
Saint Lucia
Peter Chen, Vanuatu

Brand Promotion Videos

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