Citizenship by Investment schemes

Citizenship by investment programs (CIP) offer a fast track citizenship to foreign investors against one time economic contribution to the Government, such as buying a property or one time contribution to the Government fund. All applicants and their family members had to pay the due diligence fee and pass the background vetting checks.

The first citizenship by investment scheme was introduced in 1983 by St Kitts and Nevis, since then the number of such schemes have proliferated to more than 10. Currently the CBI industry is estimated to be worth $5 billion annually.  The proceeds from CIP were used for economic development and welfare projects. Caribbean countries used citizenship for sale revenues for hurricane recovery and rebuilding.

Today there are about 11 citizenship by investment schemes actively running and more countries are expected to introduce a CIP in the future.

Origin and Start of CBI schemes

  • St Kitts and Nevis – 1983
  • Dominica – 1993
  • Malta – 2014
  • Cyprus – 2013
  • Antigua and Barbuda – 2013
  • Grenada – 2013
  • Saint Lucia  – 2015
  • Vanuatu – 2015
  • Turkey – 2017
  • Moldova – 2018
  • Montenegro  – 2018
Donation
€100,000
Onwards
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Real Estate
€250,000
Onwards
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Individual Investor Program (IIP)
€1M
Donation
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Investment scheme
€2M
Real Estate / Bond / Business
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Citizenship by Investment
$150,000
Donation / Real Estate
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Citizenship by Investment
$100,000
Donation / Real Estate
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Citizenship by Investment
$100,000
Donation / Bonds
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Citizenship by Investment
$150,000
Donation / Real Estate
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Citizenship by Investment
$100,000
Donation / Real Estate
details
Citizenship by Investment
$250,000
Real Estate
details
Citizenship by Investment
$160,000
Donation
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Citizenship by Investment
€1M
Real Estate / Bonds
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